March 2015 Newsletter

SPECIAL EDITION 

. . . about Town

With Mayor Bob

 

Entering our town you pass a small green sign that indicates you are entering our City limits. What are the numbers on that sign? 3100, 1300, or 1699?   Read further to find the answer.

 

One of the numbers listed above represent our town’s population taken in 2010. We believe our town has grown substantially lately but will not know how much until the next census, which will be taken in 2020!

 

Decatur is ours and because it is ours we need to come together and make a difference! Working together we can do anything we want. As your JP on the Quorum Court representing District 11, years ago, it was not difficult to see we are diverse, having a east side Benton County and a west side Benton County. As the county grows we will probably see new growth on the West Side, that is us. Together we can make ready our town for that growth.

 

Our “Town Hall Reception” is now scheduled for March 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the community room at City Hall. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to meet City Leaders and to sign up for one or more of these community committees. Additionally, our recently formed Historical Committee is now open for new members. 1699

 

I am asking you all to join with your elected officials, community committees and volunteer groups as we make an awesome community to work and live in! We’d love to hear your ideas for other possible committees.

 

Presently committees that are functional are: Library; Planning and Zoning; Parks; Cemetery; Economic Development and Historical Committee. Anyone interested in serving Decatur are welcome to help us make a difference.

 

This will be a great time to join our Chamber of Commerce and your Chamber Leadership will be in attendance.

 

. . . about Town for the month of April will highlight our Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Ways to stay connected with local news and event is to read the Westside Eagle Observer Newspaper and check the Cities website @decaturarkansas.com. Your may also email me at bobtharp@gmail.com and follow my Facebook page.

 

Did you find the number?   Oh yes our current population is 1699! J

 

God Bless each of you.

 

Mayor Bob Tharp wrote this article as a public service to Decatur, Arkansas readers

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. . . about Town

With Mayor Bob

 

March is being highlighted this year as “Animal Control Month.” Over the past 2 years work has been completed on the Decatur Animal Shelter.

 

 

Some things the City is working on this spring is: preparing to open the swimming pool; a new filtration system at the waste water plant that will make a huge quality improvement; evaluating available grants for City improvements utilizing a Grant Writer; an active plan to get our historical City Hall on the National Register; a personnel elevator for City Hall to make the 2nd floor functional; and looking toward City cleanup later this spring, including abandoned vehicle removal.

 

There are plans to schedule a “Town Hall” meeting soon, watch for announcements.

 

. . . about Town for the month of April will highlight our Animal Control Department.

 

Ways to stay connected with local news and event is to read the Westside Eagle Observer Newspaper and check the Cities website @decaturarkansas.com. Your may also email me at bobtharp@gmail.com and follow my Facebook page.

 

God Bless each of you and may He grant our community a prosperous year.

 

 

 

Mayor Bob Tharp wrote this article as a public service to Decatur, Arkansas readers