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MH City Council rejects resolution requiring city to seek own appraisal when purchasing property

The resolution to require the City of Mountain Home to seek its own real estate appraisal when purchasing property failed in a 4-2 split during Thursday evening’s regular City Council session. The resolution, which was introduced by City Councilwoman Paige Evans, was rejected by City Council members Bob Van Haaren, Susan Stockton, Jennifer Baker, and…

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MHPD to move forward with filling seventh SRO position, funding for next year still in air

Mountain Home Police Chief Eddie Griffin notified City Council that he was moving forward with a new SRO hire for the Mountain Home Kindergarten after a brief update from Mayor Adams on Mountain Home Public School District’s request for help in funding during last Thursday’s regular council meeting. Griffin said that one of his patrol…

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MH City Council to discuss resolution requiring city to seek own real estate appraisal when purchasing property

Mountain Home City Council will be meeting at its regularly scheduled time this Thursday evening at Mountain Home City Hall at 5 p.m. Nearly two months after she voted against the purchase of the Mountain Home Police Department's new station at 650 South Street in downtown Mountain Home, City Councilwoman Paige Evans is presenting a…

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MH police to take down controversial crime prevention cameras

Mountain Home’s hotly debated crime prevention cameras are coming down. Mountain Home Police Chief Eddie Griffin announced in Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting that he had asked the vendor, Critical Edge of Jonesboro, to remove their cameras from the city’s various intersections after determining that the camera’s license plate reading software did not work as…

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AGFC eyes purchase of MHPD station while City Council makes offer on new downtown location

The Mountain Home Police Department may be getting a new police station. During Thursday’s City Council meeting, Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams presented a letter of intent from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to purchase the Mountain Home Police Department’s current station at 424 West 7th Street. The $1,118,000 offer, which includes $898,000 in…

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Mayor Adams casts rare tie breaking vote as City Council spars over fireworks ordinance

In a rare moment for the Mountain Home City Council, Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams used his voting power to strike down an amendment to a proposed ordinance over the selling and discharge of fireworks within the city limits of Mountain Home. The amendment, which was proposed by City Councilwoman Paige Evans, would have completely…

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