Maumelle: City Council has quick meeting

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It was a fast meeting for the Maumelle City Council on Tuesday night.

The meeting had been pushed a day because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.

Agenda items took about 10 minutes for the City Council to address, with another few minutes devoted to recognizing the city employee of the month and former Council member Marion Scott was honored by Mayor Caleb Norris for her contributions to Maumelle.

The lengthiest agenda item was the disposal of surplus property at auction and in this case it was three Dodge Chargers that had been used as police cruisers.

All three were rated in poor condition and each had a value of $2,500.

Police Chief Cory Pickard said he didn’t know the mileage of the vehicles but that, “one needs a new engine, the other has a bad transmission and the third needs about $2,500 in front end repairs.”

Council member Steve Mosley asked how if someone wanted to bid on the cars, how that would work.

Pickard said Maumelle uses www.govdeals.com, “and a person would need an account” there to bid.

For comparison, the city of Little Rock has a 2019 Dodge Charger on the auction site with the highest bid being $1,625.

The City Council has its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 1 and Norris said a financial statement review would happen then.