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June 14th, 2014

McMahan makes allegations against council members

June 14, 2014

In a letter dated Friday, June 13, Mayor Johnny McMahan contends that three Bauxite aldermen are "meeting, discussing and making decisions of Bauxite affairs before an official meeting, which is contrary to state law."

The alderman accused of the violation are Karen Brooks, Paula Matthews and Mona Struble.

McMahan claims that on Tuesday, May 27, Brooks, Matthews and Struble met at City Hall and rode together to and from a settlement conference held at the federal courthouse in downtown Little Rock to consider a settlement in the Purifoy v. Bauxite lawsuit.

Haskell city council to discuss park improvement project

June 14, 2014

Haskell City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

After hearing regular departmental reports from water/wastewater, streets, fire and rescue, police, court and code enforcement, council members will discuss one piece of old business and two new items.

Included will be a discussion of a park improvement project bid.

City auctions surplus equipment

June 14, 2014

Outdated equipment and vehicles that had accumulated for several years were disposed of Thursday in an auction of surplus property owned by the city of Benton.

Various vehicles, outdated computer equipment, power tools and electronics had reached the end of their useful life, city officials said. As a result, an auction was planned to dispose of the inventory.

Mayor David Mattingly described the process used to make the decision to auction the property.

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