The new Arnold City Council signaled which topics deserve extra attention by creating three new committees last week.
During Thursday's meeting, Mayor Ron Counts announced the creation of committees focused on city beautification, transportation and small business. They were created to address city challenges that the council couldn't get to otherwise, Counts said.
For example, take the transportation committee. Council members Paul Freese (Ward 3) and Randy Crisler (Ward 1) will be leading that committee.
"As our city has grown, transportation has become more and more of issue," Counts said.
Butch Cooley (Ward 4) and Jason Fulbright (Ward 1) were appointed to the beautification committee, which will be identifying ways to improve the look of the city. Counts tasked them with finding ways to beautify the entrances to Arnold first.
Mary Elizabeth Coleman (Ward 2) and Phil Amato (Ward 3) were appointed to the small business committee. They'll be looking for ways to encourage more small business development in the city.
The mayor said he expects to announce more committee appointments in the coming weeks.
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