Noel Tax Election Results Remain Unchanged After Recount
Mayor Lewis Davis announced at the meeting of the Noel City Council on Tuesday that, following a recount, the result of the Noel property tax election remained the same.
The results were 36 for and 39 against the tax.
Davis said, “I’ve been approached by several people who think this needs to go right back on (the ballot).” He also noted he talked to several people who intended to vote for the tax but failed to vote.
He said there will be another election in August. He encouraged the city council members to talk to their constituents about the issue and said the council could discuss the matter at the May meeting.
Also, on Tuesday, Aldermen Lonnie Huckabey, Jim Boston and William Rose were sworn in for new terms.
Davis announced the citywide yard sale will be April 27-29 and the
citywide cleanup will be April 30 through May 7. Residents are asked to take trash to the recycle center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The city council voted on a bid on roll-off containers for the cleanup. Bernice Sanitation bid a 30-yard container for $300 plus $45 per ton after 10 tons. McDonald County Roll-Off bid a 20-yard container for $450. The council voted to accept the bid from McDonald County RollOff.
In department reports, street superintendent Christopher Craig reported he got the soccer fields mowed. He said he has a lot of new projects coming up. His department will be painting curbs, putting up new flags and doing a lot of street patching, he said.
Wastewater superintendent Keith Harris reported it is time to put new tires on the tanker truck, and he has the funds in his budget. It will cost roughly $2,500, and he will put the purchase out for bids, he said.
In other business, Alderman Allie Peck said a meeting about bringing trails to Noel will be at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 13.