A Monday night meeting that originally had an empty agenda with no resolutions or ordinances turned into an attempt to add three to the agenda.

A Monday night meeting that originally had an empty agenda with no resolutions or ordinances turned into an attempt to add three to the agenda.

An email draft was sent to council members of a resolution authorizing an agreement authorizing Pine Bluff Cable for the relocation of cable wires in relation to the Downtown Streetscape Project and related purposes.

The Streetscape Project would relocate television wires and facilities in the area of Barraque and State St, costing $4,068.15.

Councilmember Win Trafford also requested the resolution to amend the home buying incentive program for first responders to be added also. Generated by the 2017 5/8th cent sales tax, those funds would support that program.

“We had our public safety meeting about those and we moved for those to go to full council at this meeting,” said Trafford.

The third resolution would be to amend the first responder recruitment and internship program. The program would be funded by monies budgeted that was generated by the 2017 5/8th cent sales tax.

The city attorney pointed out that each resolution would have to be voted on individually. In order to be added, it will require unanimous consent.

The first resolution addressed was to amending the first responder’s incentive program proposal.

Councilmember Bruce Lockett voted no, which prevented the resolution from making it to the agenda.

The second resolution was for the First Responder Internship Program. Councilmember Ivan Whitfield voted no to adding it to the agenda.

“I see no urgent doing this so my vote is no,” said Whitfield.

Whitfield also expressed that his vote on the last resolution was also going to be no which was the resolution authorizing an agreement authorizing Pine Bluff Cable for the relocation of cable wires in relation to the downtown streetscape project and related purposes.

“Others were contacted about going back to the Zoom virtual meeting and I was not,” said Whitfield. “I was ok with that because there was nothing on the agenda but then tonight pops three things.”

Whitfield expressed his concerns with that saying it wasn’t good for the council to continue.

Whitfield also stated that because of the protesting in Little Rock, the curfew that was lifted in Pine Bluff may need to be revisited.