Note from the Mayor
April is a busy month with numerous activities, including the opening of our youth baseball, softball and soccer seasons. A few of these events and activities are highlighted is this newsletter.
In last month’s election to decide the future of Maumelle, voters approved the Public Safety Tax and the Interstate 40 Interchange Project. Collection of the new tax will begin on July 1, 2018. The City is grateful to everyone who voted and especially to the “Maumelle Vision for the Future” committee, who worked diligently to promote these issues to the citizens.
Although this event is not in April, it will kick off Easter weekend; the annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 31 at 9:00 a.m. at the Rolling Oaks Sports Complex. This annual event allows children the chance to collects eggs containing prize coupons in three age divisions. This event is sponsored by the Maumelle Parks and Recreation Department, the Maumelle Youth Council, Fred and Mary Peyton and Allison Peyton Jones.
The First United Methodist Church in Maumelle will host the annual Easter Sunrise Service at Lake Willastein Amphitheater at 6:45 a.m. on April 1. Please make plans to attend this community-wide worship service.
The Maumelle Tree Board will be hosting Arbor Day on April 14, 2018 at the Maumelle Diamond Center at 10:00 a.m. Please come out and help plant some trees.
Spring Cleanup will be April 16-26; Maumelle Public Works will be picking up bulky items free of charge during this time, but there are some exceptions. Please visit the Public Works website for more details.
Counting on Each Other is providing a Shred-It Event on April 21, 2018 at Bank of the Ozarks parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A donation per box is required; however, the proceeds provide funds for dental assistance to low income senior citizens in Maumelle.
The Maumelle Police Department will be participating in Drug Take Back Day on April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Maumelle Police Department. Please take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs. We are dealing with an opioid drug crisis in Arkansas and the United States. By disposing of prescription opioids, you will help reduce the possibility of a child misusing the drug.
The Maumelle Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer employment to work at the pool. Apply soon to be considered for a position and to be certified as a life guard in time for this summer. They will also be registering children for swimming lessons, starting May 1.
The Maumelle City Council will be appointing members to the Maumelle Civil Service Commission and a representative to the Academics Plus Charter School Board at the City Council meeting in April or May. The Maumelle Facility Board will also be selecting a board member next month. For more information on how to apply, check “City News” at maumelle.org.
This newsletter is designed to keep you informed about events in Maumelle. If there is something specific going on in the City and you want or need more information, please contact us. We want to help you stay informed about our community. I look forward to seeing more and more residents at City Council meetings, Planning Commission meetings and other public forums.