City & County

Drainage improvements on tap for City Board meet

The Arkadelphia City Board of Directors will meet Tuesday with a light agenda.

Mayor Scott Byrd will read a proclamation that will name February as African-American History Month in the city of Arkadelphia.

Also on the agenda is a request to OK a bid for rebuilding a drainage system. City Manager Gary Brinkley is asking the city board to consider a bid for a drainage project at Caddo and 27th streets.

In a memorandum to city directors, Brinkley noted four bids were received on Jan. 25 after the city requested bids for the project. B&F Engineers is currently evaluating the bid and was set to provide city officials with an analysis and recommendations by Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Brinkley is expected to provide those documents for directors to review at Tuesday’s meeting.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Boardroom. While the meetings are open to the public, the city encourages interested citizens to view the meeting on Suddenlink’s Channel 9 or via the livestream.