The City Council held its regular monthly hearing on dilapidated properties.
Dr. Craig Clark, a neurosurgeon at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital, addressed the council. Dr. Clark spoke on behalf of the entire hospital medical staff as chairman of the executive committee. He expressed the concern of the doctors about the future of the hospital, and its viability. He revealed that three of the five hospital trustees refused to meet with the medical staff in the past several weeks. The doctors are not consulted or listened to in their concerns about the management and direction of the hospital. Half a dozen other leading physicians, including Chief of Staff Dr. Henry Flautt, accompanied Dr. Clark at the council meeting.
The Council approved a $9000 donation to Our House. It also approved a contract with the Humane Society.
The Council reappointed Fred T. Neely & Company as the city's auditors and approved their fees.
The Council approved putting speed bumps in Ward 6.
The Council passed a resolution asking the Legislature to allow the city to collect fines and fees via offsetting income tax refunds issued to the delinquent persons.