Record season for White River Wonderland reported at Tuesday night’s Batesville City Council meeting

0
907

The Batesville City Council met in regular session Tuesday.

Jonathon Abbott, supervisor of the city’s landscaping department, presented the final report detailing the 2019-20 holiday lights display performance.

The overall traffic count was down, however, this was attributed to patrons parking outside of the park entrance and walking through the display versus driving through.

The monies collected from donations, concessions, and other attractions reflected a record number of visitors. Donations alone totaled $29,158.17.

The total collected from the lights display this season was $64,893.17.

This most recent display contained 92 new individual light pieces.

In other business, the council approved and adopted an ordinance waiving competitive bidding for certain items in 2020.

“Just because this waives competitive bidding doesn’t mean that we don’t check on the prices on stuff like fuel,” said Councilmember Tommy Bryant.

The council also adopted a resolution authorizing Mayor Rick Elumbaugh to enter into a contract with KM Masonry, Inc. for the construction and repair of the library steps. This project is funded through a grant the city received.

Article by Teisha Bagwell

Layout 1Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. and Ozark Newsline on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZWhite River Now updates are also broadcast weekday mornings on 93 KZLEOutlaw 106.5, and 99.5 Hits Now. If you have a news tip or event to promote, email White River Now at news@whiterivernow.comBe sure to like and follow White River Now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Add don’t forget to download the White River Now mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Leave a Reply