Monday, July 14, 2008

A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR HELENA-WEST HELENA MAYOR JAMES F. VALLEY

Resolution _____-2008

A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR HELENA-WEST HELENA MAYOR JAMES F. VALLEY AND PLEDGING TO WORK TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER ISSUES IN THE CITY OF HELENA-WEST HELENA

RECOGNIZING that Helena-West Helena Mayor James F. Valley has worked diligently to serve the people of Helena-West Helena since 2005 when the process of consolidation began and has served as the new city's mayor for over almost three years;

EXPRESSING concern that an out-of-town activist has been allowed to trespass on city property and misrepresent actions taken by city officials related to the housing of animals;

REALIZING that the City of Helena-West Helena does need to make efforts to improve its facilities for housing animals and that the current facilities were inherited as part of a generally substandard set of city infrastructure and equipment that had been in decay for decades;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF HELENA-WEST HELENA, ARKANSAS wholeheartedly expresses its support for Mayor James F. Valley and believes his actions to be prudent given the circumstances faced at that time;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF HELENA-WEST HELENA, ARKANSAS believes that the focus at this time should be on working to procure the funds necessary to construct or develop a new facility without jeopardizing our core departments of police, fire, street, sanitation, sewer, water, and parks and recreation, and therefore it commits itself to doing whatever the law allows to provide for the rectify this situation and pledges to focus on finding or assisting in finding appropriations to aid efforts to construct or develop an acceptable animal shelter.

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Mayor James Valley

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City Clerk Sandi Ramsey

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