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Message From The Mayor

January 01, 2020

As each day brings new information, guidelines and regulations about COVID-19, I wanted to share a few thoughts and ideas that you might find beneficial, locally, while keeping social distancing in mind. We have trails and sidewalks to allow citizens the opportunity to get outdoors for a bike ride and/or walk, amongst other activities.

City Park: Parking, trails, disc golf, skate spot, and open space.

Flint Creek Nature Area: Parking, trails, fishing, open space, bird/wildlife watching and photo ops.

SWEPCO Lake: Parking at the boat ramp, fishing, bird/wildlife watching and photo ops.

Eagle Watch Nature Trail: Parking, trails, tree identification, open space, bird/wildlife watching and photo ops.

Most local restaurants and grocery/pharmacy stores offer one or more of the following; call-In, curbside, drive-thru, and home delivery.

Consider taking advantage of these amenities and services. The forecast for this week includes temperatures in the upper 60’s to lower 80’s. If you plan it right, you might actually get to enjoy it before it rains again.

Mayor Kevin Johnston

March 17, 2020

City officials are watching the COVID-19 crisis.  Please use the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/ and the Arkansas Department of Health's website https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/ to monitor the situation and find the best practices for staying healthy.  We appreciate your cooperation in following best practices to keep our community safe.  

If you or someone you know is struggling with acquiring basic necessities during this national emergency please contact City Hall at 479-736-2555 and we will work to connect you to those that can assist. 

March 03, 2020

The City of Gentry, Arkansas, is accepting applications for the positions of Full-Time, Part-Time and Reserve Police Officers.  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 YOA, possess a valid driver's license and meet, or be able to meet, all minimum standards requirements, as set forth by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.  Applicants chosen for further review will undergo a thorough personal/professional background investigation, and interview process.   Applications will be accepted until 3/11/20 or until the positions are filled.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For further information, contact the Gentry Police Department at 479-736-5001.  Applications can be found on our website www.gentryarkansas.us.

Part-Time Code Enforcement Officer

January 30, 2020

The City of Gentry is accepting applications for the position of a Code Enforcement Officer this is a part-time position. This position will assist our full-time Code Enforcement/Building Inspector/Animal Control Officer with various tasks and duties.  Engaging the public in a polite and professional manner, proper phone etiquette and computer skills are required.  Additional duties may be assigned as needed. Applications will be accepted through 2/10/2020 or until filled.  Applications can be found on our website, www.gentryarkansas.us or picked up at City Hall. Applicant must be self-motivated, at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, high school diploma or GED and pass a post-offer pre-employment physical.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

January 01, 2019

The City of Gentry is taking applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter.   You must hold a valid driver’s license, attend at least 50% of all required training sessions, respond to after-hours calls, must have completed all basic State required firefighter classes or higher, must have a minimum of First Responder Medical training or higher.  Applications will be accepted, until filled, applications can be found on our website, www.gentryarkansas.us or picked up at City Hall, 101 W. Main St. Gentry, AR 72734.  

TAP Funding

January 01, 2020

Gentry has been selected to receive $39,000 in Federal funding through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). This funding will assist with a sidewalk project located on S. Smith Avenue.

January 01, 2020

You can find more information on the master park plan by clicking the button below.

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Gentry City Administration

101 W Main St.

Gentry, AR 72734

 

(479) 736-2555

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