The Polk County Quorum Court met for their regular monthly meeting September 28th. Only routine business was handled by the Justices of the Peace. All eleven JPs were present for the meeting, as well as County Judge Brandon Ellison, County Clerk Terri Harrison, several other elected officials and guests.
Just prior to the meeting, Penny Kesterson was sworn in as the newest Justice of the Peace District 10. Kesterson was appointed to fill out the unexpired term of her late husband, Basil Kesterson, by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Kesterson will not be eligible to run for the office in the next election. Her term will be through the end of 2022.
Former Prosecuting Tim Williamson, who recently died, was recognized for his service to Polk County, and a moment of silence was observed in his honor.
County Judge Brandon Ellison updated the court on the $3.8 million the county will receive in ARP (American Rescue Plan) money. Judge Ellison said that it was still unclear how the money could be used. Employees of the County will be getting a retention bonus from some of the money.
The October 2021 Quaorum Court meeting will be October 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Quorum Court Meeting Room at the Polk County Office Complex (old hospital) on Pine Street in Mena. Quorum Court meetings are open to the public.
10-5-21 10:33 a.m. KAWX.ORG