Due to the recent passing of Southside City Recorder Vera Byrd, the Southside City Council appointed a replacement at Monday night’s meeting.
Mayor Ray Bowman said John Casey was appointed to the position. Bowman said Casey has also filed for the next term which begins in January.
The council also voted to request a study for a traffic signal at Highway 230 and 167 or what is known as the intersection of Camp Tahkodah Road and Batesville Boulevard.
The intersection has been the site of several traffic accidents in recent years including a collision in July in which a Batesville woman lost her life.
Bowman also said the council finalized the drawings regarding the Triangle Lane project to be put in a finished form and sent to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.
Bowman said there was some discussion about requests for sidewalks along Batesville Boulevard in the city limits. He said the council will be looking at costs involved and possible grants to fund such a project. Mayor Bowman said he will be doing research for information on those costs and if any grants are available.
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