City wrestles with how to handle junked-up properties around Warren(full meeting video included)

City wrestles with how to handle junked-up properties around Warren(full meeting video included)

Dilapidated properties continue to be a major point of discussion for the Warren City Council, who met for their regular monthly business meeting Monday evening, June 13, 2022 at the Warren Municipal Building in downtown Warren. Although a relatively short meeting compared to most months, the bulk of June’s Council session was centered around the…

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…

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…

Poetry Out Loud Arkansas Championship set for March 11

Poetry Out Loud Arkansas Championship set for March 11

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council, in partnership with Arkansas Heritage, is pleased to announce Arkansas Poetry Out Loud, the statewide poetry recitation competition, will be held virtually Friday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. High school students who won poetry competitions through their schools or educational groups will compete for the state title. The…

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…

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…

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…

Dilapidated old Bryant’s building becoming a real concern for the City of Warren

Dilapidated old Bryant’s building becoming a real concern for the City of Warren

The safety and stability of the old Bryant’s Furniture building on Main Street in Warren was one of the big topics of discussion during the September Warren City Council meeting held Monday evening. Council member Dorothy Henderson raised the issue of the deterioration of the front of the building that has recently begun to show,…

Police car and fire engine issues discussed during September Warren City Council meeting-Video included

Police car and fire engine issues discussed during September Warren City Council meeting-Video included

Meeting in regular session Monday evening, September 13, 2021, the Warren City Council conducted numerous items of monthly business including step pay increases for two police officers and a pay increase for one officer upon his promotion to Corporal. All six council members attended the meeting and Mayor Denisa Pennington presided. Financial reports were given…

City Council adopts ordinance aimed at helping keep the community cleaner

City Council adopts ordinance aimed at helping keep the community cleaner

Warren’s City Council met in regular session Monday, August 9, 2021 with Mayor Densia Pennington presiding and five of the six Council members present. City Clerk Helen Boswell provided the July minutes and the statement of revenues and expenditures along with City and County sales tax receipts. She also passed on the District Court Clerk’s…