04/12/17  Fordyce City Council Accepts Bid On Walking Trail


The Fordyce City Council met last night at city hall to conduct the city's business. Mayor John MacNichol says the city has accepted a bid of $44,584.00 for the work for phase three of the walking trail at the city park.

The bid was submitted by Tri-State Track .Inc of Hot Springs. The Mayor said work on the project would probably get underway in about 30 days.

You may see development begin soon on property owned by Puterbach Real Estate next door to Dollar General on West 4th.  Mayor John MacNichol talked about that project following the Fordyce City council meeting last night.

The mayor said the plans he saw looked like the development for a mini-mall.

At the meeting last night, Mayor MacNichol talked about upgrading the phone service at city hall.

Another meeting on the prospect of a new phone system for the city will be held at a date to be announced,.

The city council last night voted unanimously to pursue the purchase of the old Fordyce Concrete Building for a new street department location. Mayor McNichols is still negotiating a deal with the owner of the property. The mayor said the owner has agreed to sell for $14,000.00, that includes tax on the property. Nothing has been signed as yet.

The council also agreed to move forward with phase two of the Charlotte Street project. The overall cost for the work being done on that street is $500,000.00. The council passed a resolution last night utilizing Federal Aid Transportation Alternatives Program Funds. Phase two has a price tag of $250,000.00 for curb and drainage work.

The mayor also announced there will be a city wide auction held on May 6, at 9am at the Armory building. One of the items to be auctioned is a 1995 Ford tractor with front end bucket. For a complete list you can go by the mayor's office at city hall.