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City Council Meeting Agenda 9.17.20

Posted on: September 17, 2020

 

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING 9.17.20

Posted on: September 15, 2020

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE ALMA COMMUNITY BUILDING 9.17.20 AT 6PM WE WILL NOT BE STREAMING AT THIS TIME.


Study Session Agenda 9.14.20

Posted on: September 14, 2020

 

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VIRTUAL CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION 9.14.20

Posted on: September 14, 2020

 

Alma City Council Study Session 09/14/20 
Mon, Sep 14, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT) 

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
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You can also dial in using your phone. 
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Access Code: 846-432-181 

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Alma City Clerk Treasurer Position

Posted on: August 26, 2020

 

2 Year position to fulfill current term. Applicant must reside inside city limits of Alma. Appointment ends December 21, 2022. At that time applicant would be eligible to run for next election. $34,000 plus benefits package which include medical insurance for employee, family coverage is available for little cost. City Clerk is responsible for finances and city records. City Clerk will work closely with Deputy Clerk maintaining records and funds for yearly audits. Responsibilities include but not limited to: accounts payable, annual budgets, payroll, federal and state taxes, W-2's, APERS, firemen pension meetings, city council meetings, agendas, minutes, and attending meetings, balancing and reconciling accounts. this position will report to City Council and work collaboratively with Mayor and department heads.

To apply send your resume to Alma City Clerk at Wayne@cityofalma.org

479-632-4119


City Council Emergency Meeting 8.10.20

Posted on: August 10, 2020

 

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City Council Study Session 8.6.20

Posted on: August 3, 2020

 

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DRIVE THRU COVID-19 TESTING

Posted on: July 27, 2020

 

Click HERE to view official flyer.

AUGUST 1, 2020 7AM-11AM

Van Buren OEM
(Office of Emergency Management)
DRIVE-THRU
COVID-19
TESTING
• No Screening
• With/without symptoms
• No out of pocket expense
1820 Chestnut St.
Van Buren, AR 72956


July City Council Meeting

Posted on: July 14, 2020

 

Click HERE to view the city council agenda for 7.16.20

Alma Community Center 114 Collum Lane at 7:00pm


PSA- 2020 Census Video

Posted on: July 10, 2020

 

Click HERE to watch Mayor Martin speak about the 2020 Census. YOU COUNT! Complete the 2020 Census. 2020CENSUS.GOV


COVID-19 Positive Test Support Groups

Posted on: June 26, 2020

 

COVID-19 Positive Test Support Groups Arkansas Department of Health

Registration is now open for new tele-health support groups for Arkansas residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

These groups will offer support for Arkansans in an anonymous, secure setting, while they remain in the safety of their homes. Our hope is to allow a safe place for participants to share their fears and anxiety as well as gain strength and encouragement from each other. 

Participants will be encouraged to offer support to each other and to share ideas for ways to cope with their feelings in a healthy and positive way.

These meetings are not medical advice, group therapy or intended for any type of mental health diagnosis or treatment. Participants may be referred or encouraged to seek counseling if appropriate, but this is not a treatment group. Any identified needs for a higher level of intervention will be quickly addressed and referred to the appropriate place, such as the patient’s primary care physician.

Click HERE for more information.


Chalk The Walk - Blitz

Posted on: June 13, 2020

 

ArtUp invites you to help us celebrate the 4th of July in 3 towns!
Any age participates who creates a completed work of art with chalk! Chalk will be furnished, in pre-marked social distance space provided.

Popcorn, Sno-cones, & Hotdogs

Three Locations are as followed:
Downtown Mulberry Saturday June 27th 9am-12pm
Harps in Alma Friday July 3rd 9am-12pm
Mountainburg Old Silverbridge TruckStop Saturday July 4th 9am-12pm


Directive for Airedale Team Sports

Posted on: June 1, 2020

 

Click HERE to view the directive for Alma School District regarding team sports.


2019 Alma Water Consumer Confidence Report

Posted on: May 28, 2020

 

See latest water quality report from the Arkansas Department of Health. Click here.


Mosquito Control

Posted on: May 14, 2020

 

Street Department Personnel will begin spraying for mosquitoes on Tuesday, May 19th and continue until the end of August. Spraying will occur between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm on Tuesday each week. If weather prevents spraying on Tuesdays, personnel will spray on Thursday.

For a list of chemicals used in spray, click here.


Covid 19 & the Census 2020

Posted on: May 8, 2020

 

Click HERE to view the flyer regarding Covid-19 and the Census. You can also visit Census2020 to register online.


DISTRICT COURT- ALMA DIVISION PRESS RELEASE

Posted on: April 7, 2020

 

DISTRICT COURT OF CRAWFORD COUNTY, ARKANSAS
ALMA DIVISION
804 Fayetteville Ave. Alma, AR 72921
PRESS RELEASE
Effective March 18, 2020 – May 1, 2020 (Subject to Extension) All in-person court proceedings are
suspended in Crawford County District Court per Arkansas Supreme Court Per Curiam in response
to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
All in-person court proceedings (court dates) during this time period will be reset for a new court
date. Please regularly recheck our notices on the City of Alma webpage (almaarkansas.gov)or the
Alma District Court Facebook page. You may also go to caseinfo.arcourts.gov to look up your new
court date once it has been set.
If you would like to talk to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office about settling your case, you may call
479-632-2446. If you are represented by an attorney, you should contact your attorney directly. IF
YOU HAVE BEEN APPOINTED A PUBLIC DEFENDER BY THE COURT, the Public Defender’s
phone number is 479-471-3270.
Our office staff will be available by telephone at 479-632-4170 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm, by email at Chelsea@CityofAlma.org or by fax at 479-632-0263.
Payable traffic violations, Time Payments and Probation Fees can be paid:

  1. Online at pay.arcourts.gov with debit or credit card
  2. By Telephone at 479-632-4170 with debit or credit card
  3. Mailed to Alma District Court, 804 Fayetteville Ave., Alma, AR 72921 by personal check, money
    order or cashier’s check
  4. Drop Box available in the District Court Building at 804 Fayetteville Ave., Alma. Use personal
    check, money order or cashier’s check.
    We apologize for any inconvenience but want to ensure your safety and that of our Court Personnel
    as well as follow the orders of the AR Supreme Court. Thank you for your patience.


Playground Closed to Public

Posted on: March 26, 2020

 

Click HERE to view notice effective immediately!


2020 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Posted on: March 25, 2020

 

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Crawford County Court-Alma District Press Release

Posted on: March 18, 2020

 

Click HERE to view press release.


MOWING SEASON

Posted on: March 18, 2020

 

Mowing season is just around the corner.  Just a reminder that Ordinance 2017-6
states that grass must be kept at height of 8” or less.  This includes trimming around your house and
fences.

Also practice mowing etiquette.  This means do not discharge your clippings into the street (also a violation of our Storm water Ordinance).  This can create a blockage of the drainage system and create a hazard for motorcycles, bicycles, and automobiles.  Proper etiquette is to discharge two rounds with your mower to the inside of your yard, away from the street and your neighbors.  Please don’t be the cause of an accident. 

Yard clippings clogging city drain.

Motorcycle wreck caused by yard clippings


Public Works Statement

Posted on: March 18, 2020

 

In light of the uncertainties surrounding the Corona virus,
the City of Alma has implemented plans and procedures in all departments which
align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the
Arkansas Department of Health. These plans and procedures are designed to
protect the health of our customers and employees. Contingency plans have been
adopted to ensure uninterrupted service in all departments in the event any of
our employees become infected.

The water office is currently closed to the public for
making payments. Payments can be made through the drop boxes on the front of
the water office and at Bank OZK. Payments can also be made by credit card
online or through automatic bank draft, please call to set up free bank draft.
New customers can complete an online application service as well. 
Website:  www.cityofalma.org/water/

The environmental protection agency has stated that the
Covid-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. Based on
current evidence the risk to water supplies is low. Existing treatment
requirements for public water systems prevent waterborne pathogens such as
viruses from contaminating drinking water. Americans can continue to use and
drink water from the tap as usual.

City of Alma water treatment personnel have confirmed the
uninterrupted availability of supplies necessary for the water treatment process.

Rest assured, the City of Alma Public Works is proactive in
monitoring the situation and taking every precaution to keep our customers and
employees safe while providing continued quality service. If you have any
questions, please call us at 479-632-2254.


Council Meeting Cancelled

Posted on: March 17, 2020

 

The Council Meeting that was scheduled for March 19, 2020 at 7pm. Has been cancelled due to the concerns of the COVID-19.

Click HERE for the official notice.


Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Information

Posted on: March 17, 2020

 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury
Disaster Loan program has been made available to eligible businesses and
private non-profits that were impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any such
Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes
loans available to small businesses and private non-profit organizations in
designated counties of the state (county by county). SBA’s Office of Disaster
Assistance will coordinate with the State to submit the request for Economic
Injury Disaster Loan Assistance.

These working capital loans of up to $2 million can be used
to pay fixed debts, payroll, and other bills that can’t be paid because of the
disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without
credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not
eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. SBA offers loans with
long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of
30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each
borrower’s ability to repay.

In order to receive an economic injury declaration, Arkansas must show that small businesses within individual counties have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the disaster, and are in need of financial assistance not otherwise available on reasonable terms. The method to determine impacts of the disaster is through the collection of Economic Injury Disaster Loan worksheets. These worksheets provide an estimated economic impact of each business affected.

Once a declaration is made for designated areas within the
state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster
Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities as well as
updated on the SBA and ADEM websites.

Please send any questions and completed worksheets you may have to businesscovid19@adem.arkansas.gov

Click HERE to download the form.


ADH-Coronavirus Press Release

Posted on: March 2, 2020

 

Press Release regarding Coronavirus CLICK HERE


Active Shooter & Response Training

Posted on: February 28, 2020

 

Free to the public!! This training will be held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Mulberry on June 25th, 6pm-9pm


Census Bureau Recruiting

Posted on: February 28, 2020

 

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for the 2020 Census. Census recruiting staff will be at the Alma Public Library at 624 Fayetteville Avenue on Monday March 9th from 11 am to 1 pm and 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm to help folks fill out the application to become Census enumerators. The application takes roughly 30 minutes to complete and you only need an email address to apply.


Alma City Council Study Session

Posted on: February 28, 2020

 

Alma City Council Study Session will be held at City Hall on March 3, 2020 at 6PM Agenda


Alma District Court Converts System

Posted on: February 27, 2020

 

The Alma District Court is converting their system to the
Arkansas Office of the Courts program, Contexte.

New
payment options are available. You can still mail your payments to the courts
address, or make payments in person. However, the court would like to encourage
online payments to help eliminate overcrowding. Payments will be accepted
at www.pay.arcourts.gov starting
March 2nd and going
forward. ARCourtPay will no longer be accepted. If this is your regular payment
method, we would ask that you please consider new options.

We would also like to ask the community for patience and
understanding as we undergo this new, and exciting change. We look forward to
being able to assist you all as we merge into Contexte that will provide you
with Public Court Connect.


New Zoning Updates

Posted on: February 19, 2020

 

Alma's new zoning updates are in effect. This prohibits signage in the city's right of ways.


February City Council Meeting

Posted on: February 19, 2020

 

Alma City Council Meeting will be held at City Hall and will begin @ 7:00pm Agenda


Awards Celebration and Town Hall Meeting!

Posted on: February 7, 2020

 

We will have our Next Town Hall Meeting on February 24 beginning at 6PM. Preceding the Town Hall will be a Celebration of our Trendsetter Award and Community of the Year Award beginning at 5:45PM. Awards Celebration and Town Hall will be held at the Alma High School Student Union. The Town Hall is an excellent chance to ask questions of your city leaders and have good, casual discussion. This is your leaderships chance to hear your ideas and concerns. Most importantly we want you to be a part of the celebration since these are your awards!!


Early Voting in Alma

Posted on: February 3, 2020

 

For
the First Time Alma will be host to early voting!

Early voting starts February 18 - March 2.  

Hours:

Monday
- Friday 8AM - 6PM

Saturday
10AM - 4PM

Monday
March 2, 8AM to 5PM

Election
Day Tuesday March 3rd 7:30AM - 7:30PM


City Council Meeting

Posted on: December 18, 2019

 

Alma City Council Meeting will be held at City Hall and will begin @ 7:00pm. Agenda


City Council Study Session

Posted on: December 13, 2019

 

There will be a study session held at City Hall on December Monday, 16th starting at 6pm. Agenda


Alma Lake Trail Build

Posted on: October 11, 2019

 

Join us Saturday morning October 19th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.. for a family friendly trail building opportunity!

In a partnership with the community of Alma, Arkansas, the Frontier Ozark Off Road Cyclists are excited to announce the beginning of construction of new multiuse trails at Lake Alma in Alma, Arkansas with volunteer opportunities to build new trail for hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and dog walkers starting in April of 2019.

In 2017, the Frontier OORC (or FOORC) began exploring new multiuse trail opportunities at the 400+ acre Lake Alma Public Park. With funding secured from business owners in Alma, the FOORC partnered with Progressive Trail Design to masterplan the park property for future multiuse trails.

FOORC will be hosting volunteer trail building opportunities to construct the first mile of multiuse trail, a first for the community. Once complete the new section will connect into an existing lake loop and open almost 4 miles of trails to all user groups including mountain bikers.

These hosted volunteer opportunities are open to everyone and are family-friendly. We ask that volunteers please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and hydration. The FOORC will provide the tools and education.

We’ll stage at the main trailhead off N Mountain Grove Rd. in Alma, Arkansas. Come play in the dirt with the FOORC!


Street Projects Update

Posted on: September 30, 2019

 

Fayetteville Ave - Downtown Streetscape Project

The streetscape project is well underway as new underground infrastructure is being installed to improve street drainage, add electrical conduits for street lighting, add piping for irrigation and relocate wastewater collection piping.

Existing sidewalks are being removed and new sidewalks are being installed to accommodate the streetscape layout.

The plan is to complete the sidewalks on the west side of the street and then complete the east side of the street and wrap up the project by constructing the medians in the middle of the street.

The project is on schedule and has a scheduled completion date of July 2020.

Cherry St and Fayetteville Ave - "The Y"

Reconstruction of the streets on this project are underway. Base work and curb and gutter are complete. Sidewalks are still being constructed along Fayetteville from Cherry St to Hwy 64. Asphalt is scheduled for installation the 3rd week on October.

The project is scheduled for completion by late October

Collum Lane East

Reconstruction of the this street is behind schedule due to utility relocation issues. All utilities have now been relocated and the road base has been installed. Curb and Gutter as well as driveway aprons are nearing completion. The first layer of asphalt has been installed and the final layer is scheduled for installation near the end of October.

This project is currently 3 months behind and is now scheduled for completion in late October.