City Council votes to enter lease for new sanitation trucks(Full April meeting video and report)

City Council votes to enter lease for new sanitation trucks(Full April meeting video and report)

WARREN, Ark. – The Warren City Council met Monday evening, April 11, 2022 for their regular monthly meeting. City Clerk Helen Boswell reported that sales tax was up in the City 15 percent over the same period in 2021. Hugh Quimby was re-appointed to the Warren Housing Authority Board for another five-year term. Brook Harris…

Warren earns Tree City USA recognition for its commitment to urban forestry

Warren earns Tree City USA recognition for its commitment to urban forestry

LINCOLN, Neb. – Warren, Arkansas was named a 2021 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management. Warren achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: forming a tree board or department, creating a tree-care ordinance, having an annual community forestry budget of…

Council to readdress Ward redistricting after approval vote fails

Council to readdress Ward redistricting after approval vote fails

WARREN, Ark. – Warren’s City Council took up a variety of topics for discussion and decisions, including ward redistricting options, an ordinance for Warren’s water and sewer rates, as well as continued discussions in regards to sanitation equipment issues, during the March 14, 2022 City Council meeting. The Council voted to accept a bid from…

Future of Warren’s Cultural Center in question

Future of Warren’s Cultural Center in question

The future of Warren Cultural Center remains in limbo as Cultural Center Committee members discussed multiple repairs that are needed on the facility. Representing the committee Monday were School Board member Shannon Gorman, City Council member Memory Frazer, city Parks and Recreation Director Kyle Wagnon, and Mayor Denisa Pennington. Under an agreement established several years…

Reminder of the City of Warren and Bradley County schedules for New Year

Reminder of the City of Warren and Bradley County schedules for New Year

Remember the notice previously published in SRC with the New Year holiday schedule. The Warren Municipal Building will be closed December 31, 2021, and there will be no garbage pickup. The Emergency Services Center will be open. The Bradley County Courthouse will be closed and the landfill will be closed December 31. The regular garbage…

Warren City Council adopts 2022 budget

Warren City Council adopts 2022 budget

Warren, Arkansas – Four of the six Warren City Council Members were present Monday evening, December 13, 2021 for the regular monthly city council meeting.  A number of issues were acted upon, including the adoption of the 2022 city budget in the amount of $7,063,574.22. Beginning the meeting, Mayor Pennington submitted the November 2021 financial reports and stated the city…

City of Banks to host cookies with Santa and a lighting contest

City of Banks to host cookies with Santa and a lighting contest

The City of Banks Christmas schedule is official, with a lighting contest set and cookies and cocoa with Santa on the agenda. Organizers are also accepting donations for the Banks Angel Tree. A $100 cash prize is up for the winner of the Christmas Lighting Contest. For those interested in participating call 870-465-2570. The theme…

Warren City Council discusses 2022 budget in detail-Full meeting video available

Warren City Council discusses 2022 budget in detail-Full meeting video available

Warren, Arkansas – A number of items of business were dealt with Monday, November 8 during the regular monthly Warren City Council meeting, with a large portion of the time spent going over the proposed City 2022 budget, as well as actions and deliberations of the Council’s Ways and Means Committee, and comments from Committee…

Warren Woman’s Club and City of Warren proclaim October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Warren Woman’s Club and City of Warren proclaim October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Mayor Denisa Pennington has issued a proclamation designating October 2021 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the City of Warren. This is done in conjunction with the GFWC Warren Woman’s Club. The Woman’s Club advocates on behalf of victims of domestic violence yearly. They strive to make victims aware of helpfor all victims. The Woman’s…

Mayor Pennington announces two new City of Warren hires

Mayor Pennington announces two new City of Warren hires

During the Warren City Council meeting held Tuesday, October 12, Mayor Pennington announced two new hires for the City. She stated that Karla Mendez will serve as assistant Treasurer, working for elected city Treasurer Robert Milton. She also reported that she has hired Monty Hearnsberger as Street Foreman. Current Foreman Ricky Joe Davis has retired.…

Street paving contract approved by the Warren City Council-Video

Street paving contract approved by the Warren City Council-Video

All six members of the Warren City Council were present Tuesday evening, October 12 for the regular monthly council meeting. Mayor Densia Pennington presided. The Council was presented the monthly and year-to-date financial reports by City Clerk Helen Boswell and then received written and verbal updates from all department heads, as well as written reports…

Warren City Council holds special session to amend the 2020 budget

Warren City Council holds special session to amend the 2020 budget

Warren City Council met in special session Tuesday to amend the 2020 budget. Mayor Denisa Pennington explained that an auditor felt the amendments were needed to match her figures. CARES funding, plus two grants, were received and expenditures from those items needed to be added to the budget.Out of a total budget of about $7.2…