Paris Police Department

  • Agency: Paris Police Department
  • Address: 1810 E Walnut, Paris, 72855 AR
  • Chief: John O'Brien (Chief of Police)
Phone: (479)963-2600
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Paris Police Department is located at 1810 E Walnut, Paris, 72855 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is John O'Brien. The Paris Police Department phone number is (479)963-2600.

Paris Police Department News

The one block section of East Wood Street between North 4th and North 5th Streets will be closed the week of May 21st to May 25th for repair.

The Paris City Pool is scheduled to open on Tuesday May 29, 2018. Operating hours for the public will be Monday through Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm and Sunday 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission is $2.00 per person. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied and cared for by a responsible person 16 years old or older dressed in swimming attire. Season pool passes may be purchased for $35.00. Family passes may be purchased for $65.00 for a family of two, $90.00 for a family of three, $105.00 for a family of four, $120.00 for a family of five, and families of more than five will add $15.00 for each additional family member. All family members must reside in the same household. The City Pool can be reserved for private parties nightly at $50.00 for a two hour party with two lifeguards on duty. Private parties must be paid in full at time of scheduling. Time and date of party will not be secured until payment is made in full. Refunds for private parties will only be issued if the pool staff calls off the party due to weather or mechanical failure. The pool staff must be notified in advance of parties of 35 or more people. Private parties can be scheduled any night of the week from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Swimming lessons will be held at the City Pool beginning June 4th. There will be four sessions: June 4th - June 15th, June 18th –June 29th, July 9th-July 20th, and July 23rd -August 3rd. Cost is $50 per session. Classes are held from 10 - 10:50 am and from 11 - 11:50 am. The minimum age for swimming lessons is 4 years old. You may call the City Pool at (479) 963-3954 beginning May 25th to schedule parties and lessons.

The City Water Crew is currently working on a major water leak on the east side of town. Customers along Highway 22, from about Dari Delite to Kalamazoo Road, will experience low water pressure for about the next 8 hours. As of now, there is no reason to believe there will be a boil order.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL MAY 7, 2018 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Pinnacle Telecom (Drake Smith) Internet Services) VI. NEW BUSINESS A. (RE) APPOINT COMMISSIONERS (P/Z Paul Young, Parks Brad Simon, Airport Keith Downs) B. RESOLUTION FIXING HEARING DAY OF PETITION TO ABANDON/CLOSE CERTAIN PORTION OF 1ST STREET C. BUDGET RESOLUTION VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN

PUBLIC MEETING INVITATION The City of Paris invites its citizens and other interested persons to a public meeting at City Hall, 100 N. Express Street, Paris, Arkansas, on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 5:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to identify potential outdoor park and recreation needs and priorities for 2019. Following the identification process, city officials will select those priorities to be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for a matching grant application. Ethnic minorities, persons with special needs, elderly persons over 55, and special interest groups are encouraged to attend and participate. For those unable to attend the meeting, you may phone 479-963-2450. Written comments may be submitted to City of Paris, P.O. Box 271, Paris, AR 72855.

The City Leaf vac will be retired for the season at the end of this week, April 27th. Beginning the week of April 30th, only bagged leaves will be picked up.

Many of you still have items out from this week's Spring Clean up. We have had equipment issues and are very far behind. One dump truck and one backhoe are now out of service. We have been advised that they will not finish the clean up until Monday April 23rd. Please be aware that different trucks/equipment pick up different items. Some of your items may be picked up and other items will be left until that item's truck makes the route. ALL items will be picked up. Again, it may be Monday before ALL items are picked up. If your item is still out on Tuesday April 24th please call City Hall at 963-2450 and someone will be by to pick up the missed item.

Due to a death in the family, the Coal Miners Memorial Museum located at 804 S. Elm will be closed the weekend of April 20th - 22nd.

*****ELECTRONIC RECYCLE EVENT***** GREENSOURCE RECYCLING HAS SCHEDULED THEIR E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT. IT WILL BE HELD FRIDAY APRIL 27TH FROM 8:00 AM TO 11:30 AM AT THE OLD TYSON FEED MILL LOCATED AT 725 S. ELM ST. IN PARIS. ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDE TV’S, COMPUTERS, CELL PHONES AND THEIR BATTERIES, VCR’S, DVD’S, GAMING CONSOLES, IPODS, MP3 PLAYERS, OR ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT WOULD BE LOCATED IN THE ELECTRONIC DEPARTMENT OF A RETAIL STORE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING YOUR ELECTRONIC ITEMS TO THE DROP OFF SITE.

Letter from the desk of the Mayor, I want to say thank you to some gentleman that don’t get enough recognition for all they do for our city. Gene Davis, Harvey Johns, and Ed Williams last week worked on our beautiful Eiffel Tower Park. Gene and Harvey drained the water, and sandblasted and repainted the fountain area. Ed Williams did some painting to repair parts of the Eiffel tower. These men take pride in our community and are a major asset to our city. They go over and beyond, and give back so much to our community. As our Mayor, I want to personally thank you men for all that you do for us.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL APRIL 2, 2018 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS VI. NEW BUSINESS A. 2017 WRITE-OFFS B. PINNACLE TELECOM (DRAKE SMITH) INTERNET SERVICES C. CD FOR FEE IN LIEU OF (406 E. WALNUT FUTURE SIDEWALK) D. RESOLUTION STATE AID STREET PROJECT E. RESOLUTION SIDEWALK F. DISCUSS SOLAR POWER VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN P.O. Box 271 479-963-2450 Paris, Arkansas 72855 Fax: 479-963-3807

The brush chipper is back in operation.

The City Street Department will be taking advantage of the decrease in school traffic and will be making a repair to E. Wood Street next to the Boys and Girls Club. This intersection of N. 5th and E. Wood will be closed to traffic for most of the week of Spring Break.

*****CITY SPRING CLEAN UP***** THE CITY OF PARIS SPRING CLEAN UP WILL BE HELD THE WEEK OF APRIL 16TH – 19TH ON YOUR REGULAR TRASH DAY. TV’S, COMPUTERS, OTHER ELECTRONICS, TIRES, CHEMICALS, WET PAINT, OR HAZARDOUS WASTE ITEMS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP DURING THIS EVENT. ALL ITEMS PUT OUT FOR THIS EVENT MUST COME FROM YOUR RESIDENCE ONLY. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE LAW TO PUT OUT ANY ITEMS FROM OUTSIDE OUR CITY LIMITS. YARD WASTE MUST BE SEPARATED FROM OTHER ITEMS, AND ALL ITEMS MUST BE PLACED AWAY FROM ANY UTILITY SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT. ALL ITEMS MUST BE ON THE CURB BY 7:00 AM.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL MARCH 5, 2018 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Resolution Legion Hut grant, Resolution to move Train, Ordinance Private Club El Parian, Resolution amend 2018 Budget) VI. NEW BUSINESS A. EAST LOGAN WATER ASSOCIATION B. STATE OF THE CITY VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN

FYI: The brush chipper is currently down. Street foreman advises it will likely be out of operation at least two weeks, the time it will take to get the needed part in and get the chipper back in working order. Hold off on that spring yard work for a couple more weeks.

Letter from the desk of the Mayor: Several people have had concerns about high electric bills this winter and are wondering why their bills are more expensive. The primary reason is several cold snaps this winter have caused a rise in usage. I’ve studied several accounts where usage in a lot of cases are 10-35 percent higher than last year during the same period. Electric only houses seem to be hit the worst as electric heat is the only form of heat available to them. I am in that group as well and certainly understand the situation. A secondary reason right now is that our cheapest form of electricity, hydropower or water power, which we are allocated from the Southwest Power Administration, a federal agency is not able to allocate us much hydroelectric power which keeps prices lower. The reason is a lack of rainfall where the hydropower is made. Rates are always higher when there is that lack of hydropower. Rates are pretty similar to last year at this time though, currently right at 11 cents per kilowatt hour. Last year they were 10.8 cents at the same time. Our rates are set on a formula that provides us with same income each month, so the rates fluctuate depending on how much we pay for power. I research other electric providers in the area to see how we compare and so I know how competitive we are. For residential customers, we tend to not be the cheapest provider of electricity, but do seem to be competitive. For example, Clarksville Light and Water provided customers with rates approximately at 10 cents per kwh, and OG&E nearly 9 cents. You can determine how much you pay each month by adding all charges that an electric company charges you before taxes and divide that by your kilowatt usage. Most residents don’t realize how important us having our own electric system truly is. We fund most general fund expenditures by electric profits. Without our electric income our city would be funded drastically different. We have the lowest water, sewer, and sanitation rates in the state of Arkansas, and again our electric rates are only slightly higher. As a community we should be proud of that, as that allows you to keep more of your hard earned money to spend as you so desire. I do understand though that living on a fixed income is very challenging and high utility months like we have had this cold winter take away from other important needs. As mayor, I want to provide our residents with the cheapest rates possible and I always keep our poorest citizens in mind. I will host a town hall meeting Monday, March 5th directly following the city council meeting at 6 pm to address any concerns our residents have. I hope this was informative and am available anytime to answer any questions or concerns you may have at 963-1715.

The repair on Brown Street is now completed.

The City of Paris has a water leak on a 12 inch line on Brown Street. This break will cause low to no water pressure from Brown Street east to Logan County Insurance on Hwy. 22. This is a large leak and will likely take between 6 to 10 hours to repair.

*****HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE***** DUE TO PRESIDENTS’ DAY ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 19TH, THE TRASH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK WILL BE: TRASH DAY - HOLIDAY PICK UP MONDAY - TUESDAY FEB. 20TH, TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY FEB. 21ST, WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY FEB. 22ND, THURSDAY - FRIDAY FEB. 23RD.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL FEBRUARY 5, 2018 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS VI. NEW BUSINESS A. COAL MINERS/TRAIN B. 157 S. WIGGINS (BURNED HOUSE) C. PRIVATE CLUB PERMITTING ORDINANCE D. UPDATE USDA WATER PROJECT VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN

City Park Restrooms will be temporarily closed until warmer weather. The pipes at Veteran's Park have frozen. We will re-open when pipes have thawed.

*****HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE***** DUE TO THE HOLIDAY ON MONDAY JANUARY 15TH, THE TRASH SCHEDULE WILL BE ONE DAY BEHIND THE WEEK OF JANUARY 16TH TO JANUARY 19TH.

THE CITY OF PARIS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY JANUARY 15TH IN OBSERVANCE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY. UTILITY PAYMENTS MAY BE LEFT IN THE COLLECTION BOX MARKED "DROP BOX" LOCATED ON THE CITY FLAG POLE.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL JANUARY 2, 2018 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS VI. NEW BUSINESS A. ORDINANCE TO REZONE PROPERTY IN THE OAK GROVE ADDITION (AROUND THE 18TH BLOCK OF EAST MAIN) R-1 TO R-2 B. APPOINT 2 TO PARKS COMMISSION (JOE SCHLUTERMAN TO REPLACE KEVIN CONKIN AND BRAD SIMON TO REPLACE ROB KOPACK) C. 2018 BUDGET D. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT FOR SALE OF OLD RIVER VALLEY TOOL BUILDING VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN