Spring Clean-Up starts Monday in Berryville

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

By Haley Schichtl


The Berryville city council voted at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5, to hold the city’s annual Spring Clean-Up the week of May 18-22.

The clean-up will be done in its normal manner, with items picked up the first two days for residents east of Springfield Street and the last two days for residents west of Springfield Street.

The Saunders Museum is tentatively scheduled to open for the season June 15, mayor Tim McKinney said. He said museum curator Rose Garrett has retired after almost 20 years.

“I want to thank Rose for many years of service to the city,” McKinney said. “She’s done a great job and we’ll miss her.”

In other business, the council voted to appoint Dan Fanning onto the planning and zoning commission. Fanning has previously served as chairman for the commission.

McKinney said the Berryville Community Center has chosen not to re-open yet, even though Gov. Asa Hutchinson allowed gyms to re-open starting May 4.

“We can’t play basketball, because they have to stay 12 feet apart... Can’t swim, can’t play racquetball, all the exercise equipment has to be 12 feet apart,” McKinney said. “Being a public facility, if we just open our doors, we won’t have the staff to watch everybody.”

McKinney reminded everyone to complete the 2020 Census, which can be done at my2020census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020.

The council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19.

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