Mayor Holland is seen here with Senator Mark Pryor as they survey the clean-up progress in the Northwoods Subdivision, the site of an oil spill that occurred on March 29, 2013.
Preparations Begin for Northwoods Residents to Return Home
City of Mayflower, Faulkner County Recognized by
ExxonMobil for Spill Response
On Monday, April 29, ExxonMobil recognized first responders to the March 29 pipeline spill in Mayflower with contributions, totaling $300,000, to the City of Mayflower, the Mayflower Volunteer Fire Department, and Faulkner County.
On hand for the recognition were (from left to right): Jennifer Mawhinney, Mayflower Volunteer Fire Department; Mayflower Fire Chief Carl Rossini; Sheila McGhee, Director of the Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management; Mayflower Police Chief Robert Satkowski; Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson; Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland; Vice President of Operations for Exxon Pipelines Karen Tyrone; and Mayflower Public Works Director Barbara Mathes.
The pictures below are of the area in Mayflower where the Exxon Mobil Pipeline Company Oil spill occurred. The first one is of the area April 1 after the oil spill, and the other one was taken April 5th after the clean up was done.
The Mayflower Incident Unified Command Joint Information Center and The City of Mayflower worked to get this problem cleaned as early as possible. The daily updates are available in the post below.
By Tammy Keith Originally Published April 7, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
in River Valley and Ozark Edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Updated April 5, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.
Photo by Rusty Hubbard
Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland, right, talks with Police Chief Robert Satkowski while dealing with the cleanup activity after an oil pipeline burst. The cause of the pipeline rupture is under investigation.
Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland said the major oil spill that happened March 29 has been “a shock to a little town, because we’re basically Mayberry.” Holland said he couldn’t be more proud of how the 2,500 residents have handled the disaster that made headlines across the country. He said he was working on his truck in his garage that Friday afternoon when he got a call from Mayflower Police Chief Robert Satkowski. “He said, ‘Boy, we’ve got a problem. You’d better get over here,’” Holland said.
The Northwoods neighborhood, which Holland said is parallel to the Ledrick Place subdivision where he lives, was the origin of a major underground crude-oil spill. “It was just black, and it was bubbling out of the ground. It was almost like The Beverly Hillbillies,” Holland said, referring to the television show that aired from 1962-1971.
The weather is getting nicer and that means one of American’s favorite past times; Garage Sales, Yard Sales, Moving Sales or what ever you want to call them. “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure” is never more true than at these sales.
WELCOME TO MAYFLOWER
“Small Town Atmosphere with Big City Access”
As the Mayor of Mayflower, I would like to welcome you to our website. To access Mayflower’s web site, go to www.cityofmayflower.com. You can also visit us on Facebook. We are proud to use this technology to move forward in the information age of the 21st Century. Through this site, we hope to provide you with a brief overview of what’s happening in our fair city.
As we improve our website, we hope to better inform you about your local government. This site will be the official repository for public documents such as; new ordinances, minutes of Mayflower City Council meetings; and public notices of items that may impact your life.
One of the most exciting things about the Internet is that it is interactive. My one desire is that you will take advantage of the internet services to communicate with the city, by sending some feedback to me as to the effectiveness, good information, or lack thereof, of items on the site. As someone once said, “Government works best when it knows what concerns the citizens have.” So take advantage of our website, and let your thoughts be known. Contact email addresses are on the website.
Please use the City of Mayflower site often. Our aim is to bring the people and government together, and I think one of the great means available to establish a two-way dialogue is through the use of the Internet. Remember that together we can accomplish great things.
Thanks for visiting our website.
Randy Holland, Mayor
Mayflower To Host 5-3A Baseball and
Softball District Tournaments