Government

Commission awards bid to local contractor

City commissioners voted 4-1 to award a local contractor with a job worth about $44,000 during a City Commission of Arkansas City meeting May 17. Kuhn Mechanical won the bid, despite being more expensive than the lowest bidder by more than $2,000. Commissioner Chad Giles led the charge to keep […]

Annual hydrant flushing program begins May 23

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in southwest Arkansas City starting next week. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 1 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of First Street and Washington Avenue, south to Lincoln […]

City Commission discusses advisory boards

City commissioners discussed concerns regarding filling spots on city advisory boards during a work session Friday afternoon at City Hall. Arkansas City is facing “a crisis of volunteerism,” said Public Information Officer Andrew Lawson. “My generation does not get involved.” The problem facing the City is how best to fill […]