The February 14, 2017 update of the Crocker Board of Alderman includes some changes in the way the city takes care of business and protecting the park.
Crocker held its Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night and a number of things were discussed. Among the topics discussed were stray animal violations, an ordinance that would allow the police department to collect past due fines through the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and new cameras will be installed around the community park. In attendance were Aldermen Denise York, Ward 2, Ashley Burton, Ward 2, Jeff Curry, Ward 1 and Mayor James Morgan. Also in attendance were two of the Mayoral candidates : Glen Smith and Jimmy Mink. Here are three things you should know from the City's Board of Aldermen meeting:
Stray animal violation
1. Stray animals have become an issue for the City. Animal owners will now only be given one warning and after that it will be an automatic citation. A citation for failure to control an animal starts at $47.50 but is decided ultimately by the judge.
2. An ordinance was approved that would allow the police department to collect past due fines. This effort will be in conjunction with the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. These would include traffic and criminal fines.
Cameras in Park
3. Cameras will be installed around the community park. The Chamber of Commerce paid $500 of the cost and the police department paid $59 of the cost of the cameras. Cameras were needed due to vandalism that has occurred at the new pavilion.