Ordinance No. 2019-02

An Ordinance Outlining The Exceptional And Emergency Circumstances Which Necessitate Granting The Mayor Authority To Immediately Make A Purchase Of New Sewer Pump For The City Of Portland, Arkansas, Without Competitive Bidding, For Other Purposes, And Declaring An Emergency.

Whereas, the City of Portland has an existing sewer pump now in use, which is in terrible disrepair; and

Whereas, the City of Portland is in an emergency circumstance, as declared by Mayor Gary Morgan on March 18, 2019, such that it is not feasible or practical to advertise for bids for the purchase of a new sewer pump for the City of Portland; and

Whereas, on March 18, 2019, Mayor Morgan certified to the Portland City Council the exceptional, emergency circumstances that render it not feasible or practical to advertise for bids for a new sewer pump, he declared an emergency; and

Whereas, the specific terms of the declared emergency include, but are not limited to:

a)    The present sewer pump to be replaced is in grave disrepair;

b)    A new sewer pump is now located and available for prompt delivery and

installation at a price of $21,643.00; and

c)    In the event this emergency is not declared, this pump will not be available.

Whereas, the Portland City Council unanimously finds:

a)    That there are exceptional and emergency circumstances which authorize the Mayor to immediately contract to purchase a new sewer pump;

b)    It is in the best interests of the City of Portland to purchase a new sewer pump without advertising for bids.

Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained By The City Council Of The City Of Portland, Arkansas:

Section 1:  Pursuant to law, Mayor Gary Morgan or his designated representative, shall be and is hereby authorized to immediately take all actions needed to contract to purchase a new sewer pump, as outlined above to the Portland City Council on March 18, 2019, and to cause delivery and installation of the new unit to the City of Portland as soon as possible.

Section 2: Emergency Clause: The City of Portland is in dire need of a new sewer pump to replace the existing unit, which is inoperable. The health, safety, and welfare of Portland citizens is in immediate danger, should the present unit, now in service, become inoperable, as is now likely, and an emergency is declared to exist, and this ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its adoption. Adopted March 18, 2019.

City of Portland, Arkansas

By: Gary Morgan, Mayor

Attested:

Kathy Coulter,

City Clerk                          

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Pubic Notice

Notice is hereby given that Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas, Inc. is soliciting letters of intent to operate senior centers in the following counties:  Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Grant, Jefferson, and Lincoln.  Senior centers services consist of providing congregate meals, home delivered meals, socialization activities, transportation, and supportive services in accordance with the Older American’s Act of 1965, as amended, and implementing regulations pursuant thereto. The project period to be covered is July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  Letters of intent must be mailed to Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas, P O Box 8569, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71611.  The deadline to receive the letter of intent is no later than on 4:30 p.m. March 25th, 2019. Letters of intent should specify the service(s) and geographic area proposed to be served. Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas, Inc., does not discriminate in employment or provision of services based on race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin or veteran’s status.

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In The Circuit Court Of Ashley County, Arkansas

Civil Division

First National Bank Of Crossett,

n/k/a Century Next Bank

Plaintiff

VS.

No.: CV- 2019-008-3

Christopher E. Croswell, Tiffany D. Croswell, State Of Arkansas, Commissioner Of Lands,  State Of Arkansas, Department Of Finance & Administration And Ashley County Collector

Defendants

Warning Order

The Defendant, Tiffany D. Croswell, is hereby warned to appear before this Court within thirty (30) days of the date of the first publication of this Notice to answer the Complaint for Foreclosure of Mortgage filed by the Plaintiff, First National Bank of Crossett, n/k/a Century Next Bank. Failure to appear before this Court within the thirty (30) days from the date of first publication shall result in the Court awarding an absolute Decree of Foreclosure to the Plaintiff. The things to be effected by the Judgment, or Order of the Court, are the foreclosure of the real property, and personal Judgment against the Defendant for money damages.

Witness my hand as Ashley County Circuit Clerk this 12th day of March 2019,

Vickie Stell, Circuit Clerk

Deputy Clerk: Araceli Pacheco

Byrd Law Firm, “P.A.”

Attorneys for Plaintiff

Mr. John Richard Byrd, Sr.

P.O. Drawer 270

Hamburg, AR 71646

(870) 853-8225

Arkansas Bar Number: 82027

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Availability Of Funds

Announcement

Overview

The State of Arkansas, Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Intergovernmental Services (DFA-IGS) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds from the STOP VAWA program.

Applicants are encouraged to read this entire Application Packet thoroughly before preparing and submitting an application. The Request for Proposal is open to all applicants meeting eligibility requirements.

Applications will be submitted via the DFA-IGS grant management system, IGS Connect. All submitted applications must be complete and include all required information and documentation. Applications received with missing information may not be reviewed.

Available Funding Amount

$1,000,000

Award Period

Awards will be made for a twelve (12) month period from October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020. Awards may be eligible for a one-year (1) continuation dependent upon the availability of funds and the previous year’s performance.

Application Deadline

Applications must be received via IGS Connect by 11:59 p.m., May 1, 2019.  

Applicants can access IGS Connect at https://igsconnect.arkansas.gov. An agency may only submit one application per proposed project. The application is subject to public review by State Executive Order 12372; therefore, applicants must complete SF-424 and submit it with the application.

Please direct all inquiries concerning this Request for Proposal to IGS.Contact@dfa.arkansas.gov. All questions will be answered within 24 hours and posted to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document weekly. The FAQ document can be found at https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/intergovernmental-services/grant-programs/request-for-proposals/.

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Availability Of Funds

Announcement

Overview

The State of Arkansas, Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Intergovernmental Services (DFA-IGS) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program.

Applicants are encouraged to read this entire Application Packet thoroughly before preparing and applying. The Request for Proposals is open to all meeting the eligibility requirements (see Eligibility section).

Applications should be submitted via DFA-IGS grants management system: IGS Connect. All submitted applications must be complete and include all required information and supporting documentation. Applications received with missing information may not be reviewed.  

Available Funding Amount

$15,000,000

Award Period

Awards will be made for a twelve (12) month period from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Awards may be eligible for a one (1) year continuation that is dependent upon available funds and the previous year’s performance.

Application Deadline

Applications must be received via IGS Connect by 11:59 p.m., May 1, 2019.

Applicants can access IGS Connect at https://igsconnect.arkansas.gov. An agency may submit as many applications as it wishes, however, only one application is permitted per proposed project. The application is subject to public review by state executive order 12372. Applicants must complete SF-424 and submit it with the application.

Please direct all inquiries concerning this Request for Proposals to: IGS.Contact@dfa.arkansas.gov. All questions will be answered within 24 hours and posted to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document weekly. The FAQ document can be found at:

2t.3/20-27

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Availability Of Funds

Announcement

Overview

The State of Arkansas, Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Intergovernmental Services (DFA-IGS) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program. These programs will be funded from the Department of Justice federal formula VOCA grant.

Projects that seek to expand services for victims of crime for targeted populations will be given preference. The VOCA application process is competitive. Applications submitted in response to this RFP will need to address Arkansas State goal 1.2 by providing trauma informed, evidence based, victim-centered services to primary crime victims. Goals and Objectives were adopted by the Advisory Board as the State of Arkansas Victim Services Plan.

Goal 1.2: Expand services for targeted populations: culturally specific and underserved populations. These include African American, Hispanic, Marshallese, LGBTQI, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and geographically isolated populations.

Based upon 2016 U.S. Census data, population statics indicate Arkansas has the following areas with underserved populations based upon Race or Ethnicity:

Applicants are encouraged to read this entire Application Packet thoroughly before preparing and submitting an application. The Request for Proposals is open to all applicants meeting the eligibility requirements (see Eligibility section).

Submissions must be made via the DFA-IGS grants management system. All submitted applications must be complete and include all required information and supporting documentation. Applications received with missing information may not be reviewed.  Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., May 1, 2019.

Available Funding Amount

$15,000,000

Award Period

Awards will be made for a twelve (12) month period from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Awards may be eligible for a one (1) year continuation dependent upon the availability of funds and the previous year’s performance.

Application Deadline

Applications must be received via IGS Connect by 11:59 p.m., May 1, 2019.

Applicants can access IGS Connect at https://igsconnect.arkansas.gov. An agency may submit as many applications as it wishes, however, only one application is permitted per proposed project. The application is subject to public review by state executive order 12372. Applicants must complete SF-424 and submit it with the application.

Please direct all inquiries concerning this Request for Proposals to: IGS.Contact@dfa.arkansas.gov. All questions will be answered within 24 hours and posted to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document weekly. The FAQ document can be found at:

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Availability Of Funds

Announcement

Overview

The State of Arkansas, Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Intergovernmental Services (DFA/IGS) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for sheltering and prevention services from the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA).

Applicants are encouraged to read this entire Application Packet thoroughly before preparing and submitting an application.  The Request for Proposal is open to all applicants meeting eligibility requirements

Applications will be submitted via the DFA-IGS grant management system, IGS Connect. All submitted applications must be complete and include all required information and documentation. Applications received with missing information may not be reviewed.

Available Funding Amount

$1,000,000

Award Period

Awards will be made for a twelve (12) month period of October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020. Awards may be eligible for a one (1) year continuation dependent upon the availability of funds and the previous year’s performance.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted via IGS Connect by 11:59p.m., May 1, 2019.

Applicants can access IGS Connect at https://igsconnect.arkansas.gov. An agency may only submit one application per proposed project. The application is subject to public review by State Executive Order 12372; therefore, applicants must complete SF-424 and submit it with the application.

Please direct all inquiries concerning this RFP to: IGS.Contact@dfa.arkansas.gov. All questions will be answered within 24 hours and posted to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document weekly. The FAQ document can be found at https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/intergovernmental-services/grant-programs/request-for-proposals/

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