The Little Rock City Board has scheduled a presentation July 16 from Ralph Meeker, deer program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, on a city deer hunt.
As mentioned earlier, some are interested in participating in one of the state urban deer hunting programs to control deer populations in some parts of town.
I learned of the coming discussion in the distribution of information to city board members known as the “pony express.” It includes responses to questions submitted to city staff. Such as:
- DEMOLITIONS: A ward-by-ward accounting of demolished buildings in Little Rock shows that more than 70 percent since 2011 have been in Ward 1, the eastern side of Little Rock.
- PARK LAND APPRECIATES: The land acquired for a West Little Rock park (still unrealized) in 2001 for $3.65 million has an estimated sale price today of $5.5 to $6 million.
- CITY BUSINESS: After a Jacksonville company was chosen to outsource mowing work previously done by city employees who’ll be laid off, a question was raised on the amount of city business done with city businesses. The report: In the first five months of 2019, the city has made $63.7 million in purchases, with $41.9 million, or about two thirds, made from city vendors.