The Hoxie City Council discussed several projects at its March 9 meeting, including adding sidewalks and lighting on Texas Street.

The sidewalks will be six feet wide with solar lights every 20 feet to keep the area lighted.

The project is scheduled to be done in two phases, with the first stage being from City Hall to the donut shop at Midway Road and the second stage being from City Hall to Ma & Pa’s Flea Market.

Council members also voted to purchase new snow flake Christmas lights in green and white for the light poles in town. Total cost for the project will be $16,000 and approximately $9,000 has already been donated to offset the expense.

Any businesses or individuals who would like to assist with purchasing the lights can contact City Hall for more information.

Also during the meeting, the council discussed possibly creating a bicycle trail on the historic Hwy. 67 road bed that runs from Hoxie to Minturn.

The trail would run about nine miles. City officials hope to work with the Lawrence County Rail-Trail Committee on plans to develop the trail.

In other business, the council:

Approved an ordinance to close out the budget for 2020.

Authorized Mayor Dennis Coggins to sign paperwork regarding issues with the sewer pond. The ADEQ is dropping fines that were previously levied since the city is now in compliance.

Approved an ordinance to establish city council meeting procedures.

Heard from Ma & Pa’s Flea Market owner Kim Hammock who expressed her appreciation to the city. She said she enjoys having a business in Hoxie and advised they would love to help with projects in the city.

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