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Town of Cove Government
Town Hall
Water and Sewer Department Fire Department
School Board Schools
Taxation Census
Office Requirements - Elected Officials
County
Justice of the Peace 8 Terry Scott
Constable - White Township Boyd Cecil
Arkansas State
Senate District 20

Profile in Arkansas Senate:  Larry Teague, Democrat

Web Site:  http://www.teaguesenate.com/
Blog Spot:  http://www.teaguesenate.com/Blog.html
E-Mail:  TeagueL@arkleg.state.ar.us
E-mail:  Larry@TeagueSenate.com
Postal Mail:  P O Box 903, Nashville, Arkansas 71852
Phone:  870-845-5303
Phone:  870-845-8490

House District 22

 

Profile in Arkansas House:  Nate Bell, Republican

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/NateBell4Arkansas
E-Mail:  nate@NateBell4Arkansas.com
Phone:  479-394-5565
Postal Mail: 
P. O. Box 2103, Mena, AR 71953

United States
Congressional District 4 - House Mike Ross, Democrat
Congressional District 4 - Senate John Boozman, Republican (2011)
Telephone Directory Listings
Town Hall
Mayor (Elected) Greg Ricks (2010) - Run Off
Town Clerk/Secretary (Appointed) Joan Headley
Recorder/Treasurer (Elected) Sharon Ricks (2010) Barbara Walker (2011)
City Council (Elected)
Council Member Position 1 John Slaughter
Council Member Position 2 Jeanette Andrews
Council Member Position 3 Boyd Smith
Council Member Position 4 Danker Mize
Council Member Position 5 Darris Burk
Town Attorney (Appointed) John Maddox
P O Box 52
5568 Hwy 71 S, Cove, AR 71937-5791
870-387-5791
Fax:  870-387-2492
E-mail:  Town of Cove
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Type of Government

The Town of Cove is a Mayor/Council form of government. 

All government officials are elected except the Town Clerk/Secretary which is an appointed position. 

The elected officials consist of a Mayor, Recorder/Treasurer, and the Town Council with 5 Alderman.

The Mayor and Recorder/Treasurer are elected every 4 years and must  resided inside the Town Limits of Cove, Arkansas.

The Council Members are elected every 2 years and must reside inside the Town Limits of Cove, Arkansas.

The Town Attorney is appointed by the Council for a 2 year term and does not have to be a qualified elector.

Cove is located South of Mena on U.S. Hwy 71.

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Office Requirements
Mayor, Recorder/Treasurer
  • Four-year term
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A qualified elector
  • A resident of the jurisdiction to be represented at the time of filing and during term in office
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime
Alderman
  • Two-year term
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A qualified elector
  • A resident of the jurisdiction to be represented at the time of filing and during term in office
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime
Town Attorney
  • Two-year term
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Licensed attorney in Arkansas
  • Does not have to be a qualified elector
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime.
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Water and Sewer Department
Superintendent Jeremy Lawrence
Water supplied by Municipal
Source Gillham Lake Regional Water Association
Sewer Municipal
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Rural Volunteer Fire Department
Chief of Fire Department Boyd Cecil
P. O Box 52, Cove, AR 71937
870-387-5791
Fire Insurance Class - Town Limits  
Number of Fire Stations 2
Town of Cove Fire Department
Director
Boyd Cecil
Assistant:  Ken Headley
870-387-7718
Cove Rural Volunteer Fire Department Dawn Cecil, Director
Number of Pumpers/Trucks  
Full Time Firemen  
EMT Trained  
Volunteer Firemen  
EMT Trained  
Training Officer Leeman Gilley
Assistant Training Officer  
Meeting Date 2nd Saturday or Sunday at 2:30 pm
The Town Council oversees the Town of Cove Fire Department
Volunteers
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School Board
Position Name Term Expires
1 Hershel P. Bell 3 Year  Cove
2 Billy Gene Barrett 3 Year  Vandervoort
3 Johnny Doyal 3 Year  Cove
4 Randy L. Sellers 3 Year  Vandervoort
5 Edwin McIntyre 3 Year  Cove
6 Felita Dearing 3 Year  Vandervoort
At Large Paul Peek    
Meets 2nd Thursday of every month in the high school library at 7:00 pm
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Census Data
  2000 2010

Total Population

383 382
  White 363 348
  Black 0 0
  Am Indian 15 2
  Other Race 1 0
  2 or More Races 4 10
  Hispanic 4 22
  18 Years or Older   281
  Total Housing Units   200
  Housing Units Vacant   51
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Basic Tax Levy Latest Year - Per $1,000 Assessed Value

Tax on Unimproved Real Property

To qualify for agricultural usage of land, the tract must be in excess of 10 acres of land; otherwise, the tract is valued at a residential lot rate.

Assessing of Real Property

The Polk County Tax Assessor's Office is required to assess Real Property every 5 years or at the time of sale of  the Real Property.

County Wide Millage Rates:
Tax Unit School District Ctiy Millage
01 Cove School Rural Rural 50.30
01CO Cove School, City of Cove Cove 51.90
01VA Cove School, City of Vandervoort Vandervoort 52.10
17 DeQueen School Rural 32.70
23 Mena School, Rural Rural 41.30
23HA Mena School, Hatfield Hatfield 43.10
23MS Mena School, City of Mena Mena 43.30
30 Ouachita River School, Rural Rural 36.70
30MS Ouachita River School, Acorn Mena 38.70
79 Wickes School, Rural Rural 49.40
79GR Wickes School, Grannis Grannis 52.40
79WI Wickes School, Wickes Wickes 51.20
Millages shown are tentative and not finalized until late November.

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