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Posted on: December 31, 2020


The agenda for the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. is posted on our calendar. Note: There is a Public Hearing at 5:25 p.m. Please visit Legistar to view the agenda.

*NOTICE: Please refer to special procedures for meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Remains Under COVID Guidelines as 2021 opens

Incoming Mayor Harold Copenhaver has announced that City of Jonesboro operations will remain under guidelines enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic as 2021 begins. 

Copenhaver is maintaining the order that meetings of City Council remain virtual in the coming weeks, and City departments will rotate staff who can work from home to prevent spread within departments.

“We will not neglect or delay the work of the City, but it important that we continue to proceed with caution,” said Copenhaver, whose administration takes over Friday, Jan. 1.

Copenhaver has said he intends to work from the office at the Municipal Center but departmental staff will continue to rotate work from home to maintain physical distancing policies. 

“We will be doing the work of the City, but I am responsible for helping ensure the safety of City employees, as well. Because the coronavirus maintains high levels of contagion in Jonesboro, this is the best practice to serve the public while maintaining safety among City employees.”

All City meetings continue to be broadcast on FacebookLive and Suddenlink Channel 24, or by going online to and choosing the appropriate meeting to watch live or recorded video and view agendas.

Residents and interested parties can participate either by sending email to or calling 870-336-7248 when agenda items are being discussed.

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