STAR CITY — Star City Mayor Gene Yarbrough on Monday told the city council that he is trying to get grants to buy now police cars.

STAR CITY — Star City Mayor Gene Yarbrough on Monday told the city council that he is trying to get grants to buy now police cars.

Yarbrough said he is trying to get grants through Farmer’s Home and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

“It may not do any good but we’re going to try it,” said Yarbrough.

Yarbrough said Lake Village recently purchased new police cars with a grant from Farmer’s Home.

In another matter, Dwayne Snyder, economic development coordinator, showed the council a redistricting map of the city’s three political wards following the 2010 census from the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office. However, according to Yarbrough, nothing appears to have changed.

Snyder also presented a sample ordinance and resolution officially adopting the “new” map that needed to be approved at next month’s meeting, Snyder said it could be a resolution or an ordinance.

“I’d rather do an ordinance,” said City Attorney Phillip Green. “I’ll get it drawn up.”

“The lines have pretty well stayed the same,” said Yarbrough. “There’s not anything different that I can see. We didn’t have a big shift in population in town.”

Snyder then said that the completion of a project to install a fuel pump at the city’s Municipal Airport is being delayed until the end of February or the first of March. The city will be reimbursed for the project through a grant from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics.

Another ongoing grant project Snyder mentioned is the effort to obtain an $87,752.54 G IF Funded Community Enhancement Grant from the Arkansas Rural Development Commission to build an amphitheater stage with seating at the Star City Veterans Memorial Park.

“We feel good about it but we don’t have the official OK on it yet,” said Snyder.

Snyder also said the city has broken the grant application into three parts in order to improve chances of getting some funding.

“We know we’re not going to get the full amount we asked for so we broke it up,” said Yarbrough.

Yarbrough also said he believes the city may get about $40,000 for the project.