The Pine Bluff City Council on Monday will be asked to approve a resolution authorizing a number of projects that will be funded by a bond issue approved by city voters last year when they passed a five-eights cent sales tax increase.

The Pine Bluff City Council on Monday will be asked to approve a resolution authorizing a number of projects that will be funded by a bond issue approved by city voters last year when they passed a five-eights cent sales tax increase.

City Finance Director Steve Miller said this will be the second of three planned bond issues, using funds from the sales tax increase.

The list of projects to be funded by the bond issue include an expansion of the animal shelter at just over $1 million, more than $2.1 million for curb and gutter projects, sewer projects costing $858,000 and facilities improvements for the fire department and the Lake Saracen walking trail.

The total bond issue is listed at almost $5 million.

“It’s a good time for the city to issue bonds for projects like this because the interest rates are low,” Miller said, noting that all the funds raised from the bond issue have to be spent within three years.

This bond issue does not include the proposed multi-purpose community center because the city is still pursing grants and other funding to go toward that project.

Also Monday, a resolution authorizing the Mayor to buy property for a new fire station in the central part of the city will be considered by the council members.

The site selected is on the northwest corner of 32nd Avenue and Beech Street, and consists of approximately two acres, according to the resolution.

The city would pay $56,500 plus reasonable closing costs for the property.

The new station would replace the station located at 29th Avenue and Ash Street, which fire officials have said is too small and has no room for expansion.

Also on Monday, resolutions appointing eight members to the reactivated Crime Advisory Commission will be considered. Each member of the council was allowed to select one member of the commission.

Persons selected for the commission and the alderman who nominated them are as follows:

• Christopher Blunt, selected by Alderman George Stepps for a four-year term.

• Thomas Brown, selected by Alderman Bill Brumett for a four-year term.

• Dana Calloway-Smith, selected by Alderman Irene Holcomb for a five-year term.

• Stephanie Michner, selected by Alderman Glen Brown Sr., for a four-year term.

• Rev. Jesse Turner, selected by Alderman Steven Mays for a three-year term.

• Lee Meadows, selected by Alderman Charles Boyd for a five-year term.

• Doug Smith, selected by Alderman Wayne Easterly for a five-year term.

• Jean Painton, selected by Alderman Thelma Walker for a three-year term.

Because a section of an ordinance adopted in February was left out, the council will be asked to amend that ordinance, which deals with the city’s wastewater utility system.

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency mandates that a pretreatment program for discharges in the system be established, and the amended ordinance provides that Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility is authorized to make other reasonable rules and regulations concerning the construction, use and operation of sanitary sewers to be connected to, or connecting into the mains of the wastewater system.

Also on Monday, ordinances adopting national and international building, electrical, residential, mechanical and property maintenance codes will be up for their second readings. A resolution placing the costs of correcting certain nuisances on tax books as delinquent taxes and collecting those will also be on the agenda.

The council’s Public Safety Committee meets at 4 p.m. Monday, followed by the Ways and Means and Ordinances and Resolutions Committees at 5 p.m., then the council meeting at 5:30 p.m.