Little Italy leaders make their case for new town

Dec 18, 2015 848

By Emily Walkenhorst

Little Italy leaders made their case to become a town Wednesday afternoon before Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde, arguing for greater self-representation. Hyde issued no ruling Wednesday and ended the hearing at 3:51 p.m., after just more than an hour, because he needed to catch a plane to a conference. Another hearing will be scheduled later.

Little Italy Incorporation Task Force co-chairmen Kristy Eanes and Chris Dorer presented plans for an $89,000 2016 budget that they said would provide a town with road maintenance, a town marshal for policing, updated fire equipment and an election for a mayor and five town councilmen.

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