Note from the Mayor
Happy New Year! As we think about new beginnings and resolutions for 2018, I would like to challenge each of us to be kinder and less critical of our fellow human beings. It is our responsibility to show our children and grandchildren how to live their life. “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.” Fred Astaire
City offices will close on January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day and January 15 to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday. Therefore, the two City Council meetings in January will be on the Tuesdays following the holidays – January 2 and 16.
There will be a Town Hall Meeting on January 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the First Baptist Church Maumelle (100 Valencia Drive) to give everyone an opportunity to learn about the proposed Sales Tax Election on March 13, 2018. There will be a presentation, followed by a time for questions. Please attend if you can and get the facts firsthand.
At the City Council meeting held on December 18, 2017, Mr. Tad Bohannon with Central Arkansas Water (CAW) provided an update. The installation of the 30" water transmission pipe is complete several months ahead of schedule, which will allow all of the City of Maumelle to receive CAW water by February 1. This will be a phased in process, which means that it will not be the same date for all customers. When the process is complete, water rates will transition from MWM rates to CAW rates. The schedule of rates can be found at www.carkw.com/maumellewater/ .The debt surcharge will be reduced by $4.26, starting with the January billing for residential customers. CAW will also be replacing all of the water meters in 2018, and this will result in your usage converting from gallons to CCF (one thousand cubic feet). The bottom line is that you should see a reduction in your bill this year, if you continue to use the same amount of water.
I want to take this opportunity to thank City personnel for their efforts during 2017 in providing outstanding services to the citizens of Maumelle. I also want to thank you, the citizens of Maumelle, for your countless hours of volunteer efforts throughout our community.
Best wishes for a prosperous 2018 for our residents, our businesses, and our city!