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Larry Caudell to Serve as President Mitchell City Council

MITCHELL - (January 6, 2022) - The Mitchell City Council elected Larry Caudell to serve as president of for 2022, Nathan Jenkins will serve as vice-president for 2022. The Mitchell City Council held their first meeting on Monday.

In other business:

Mayor J.D. England asked the council whether they wanted to allow roadblocks in 2022. There was much discussion on the topic with council member Nathan Jenkins feeling like the city has done just as good without the roadblocks.

Council member Larry Caudell says he has mixed emotions on the topics. Perry Reynolds stating that some businesses and organizations have received funds through COVID grants, but that will not last forever. The matter will be tabled until the February 7, 2022, meeting.

  • Approved additional appropriation to the 2022 budget for Local Option Income Tax in the amount of $168,000

  • Approved the White River Humane Society Agreement for 2022

  • Approved the invoice for 2022 Lawrence County Economic Development

  • Table the request by Mayor England for the Juneteenth Holiday until the February Meeting.

  • Nathan Jenkins stated the city needs to review the parking situation on 13th Street between Main and Warren. Jenkins says if residents angle parks this encroach the city street making it very difficult to pass. The situation will be looked into with suggestions at the February meeting.

  • Nathan Jenkins also reports that there is mud and debris on the roadway in front of residence in the 100 block of Burton Street. It appears a company Miller Pipeline is dumping dirt in the area and is making it messy and unsafe. The Mayor J.D. England will be looking into the situation.


The next Mitchell City Council meeting will be held on February 7, 2022, at Mitchell City Hall 407 6th Street.

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