Elected Officials

Mayor Adam Love

4-year term. Term expires December 31, 2022.

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Duties of the Mayor:

14-44-107. Powers of mayor generally.

(a) The mayor in cities of the second class shall be ex officio president of the city council, shall preside at its meetings, and shall have a vote to establish a quorum of the council, or when the mayor’s vote is needed to pass any ordinance, bylaw, resolution, order, or motion.

(b)(1) The mayor in these cities shall have the power to veto, within five (5) days, Sundays excepted, after the action of the council thereon, any ordinance, resolution, or order adopted or made by the council, or any part thereof, which in his or her judgment is contrary to the public interest.

(2)(A) In case of a veto, before the next regular meeting of the council, the mayor shall file in the office of the city recorder, to be laid before the meeting, a written statement of his or her reasons for so doing.

(B) An ordinance, resolution, or order, or part thereof, vetoed by the mayor shall not have any force or validity unless, after the written statement is laid before it, the council passes it over the veto by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of all the council members elected thereto.

(c) If the mayor is unable to perform the duties of office or cannot be located, one (1) of the following may perform all functions of a mayor during the disability or absence of the mayor:

(1) The recorder;

(2) Another elected official of the city if designated by the mayor; or

(3) An unelected employee or resident of the city if designated by the mayor and approved by the city council.

14-44-108. Mayor of city of the second class.

The mayor of a city of the second class shall perform all duties required by the ordinances of the city and shall give bond and security in any amount to be determined and approved by the city council.

City Attorney J. Harmon Smith

Areas of Law:

  • General Civil Practice Corporate Law Probate Real Estate
  • Agricultural Law Trial Practice Personal Injury

(870) 238-2317

210 Merriman Ave E

P.O. Box 6

Wynne, AR 72396

Recorder Treasurer Stacey Bennett

4-year term. Term expires December 31, 2024.

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Duties of the Recorder-Treasurer:

The Office of Recorder-Treasurer is an elected position with duties prescribed by the Arkansas State Constitution through various legislative acts of the Arkansas General Assembly.

Recorder-Treasurer of cities of the second class, having the mayor-council form of government, are elected for 4 year terms.

A few of the duties prescribed by state law are as follows:

A.C.A. §14-42-106 Arkansas City Clerks and Recorders were granted authority to administer oaths of office with the passage of Act 138 of 2017.

A.C.A. §14-43-506 stipulates that the city clerk “shall have custody of all the laws and ordinances of the city, and shall maintain a correct journal of the proceedings of the city council.”

A.C.A. §14-43-406 requires the city clerk to maintain the official seal of the city to be affixed to all transcripts, orders, and certificates for the purpose of authenticating city documents.

A.C.A. § 14-44-109 City marshal, recorder, and treasurer generally.

(a)(1)(A) At the time prescribed in this subtitle, the qualified voters of each city of the second class shall elect a city marshal, a city recorder, and a city treasurer.

(B) Each city marshal, city recorder, or city treasurer shall continue in office until his or her successor is elected and qualified.

(2)(A) The city council may provide by ordinance for the appointment of the city treasurer.

(B) An ordinance under subdivision (a)(2)(A) of this section shall be passed before the filing period begins for an election for the office of city treasurer, but no later than the February preceding the beginning of the early filing period.

(b) These officers shall have such powers and perform such duties as are prescribed in this subtitle, or as may be prescribed by any ordinance of the city, consistent with the provisions of this subtitle.

Duties of the City Clerk:

The City Clerk receives, files, and retains the Code of Ethics and Financial Disclosure Statements from appointed municipal commissioners and elected officials, including the mayor, aldermen, clerk, treasurer, city attorney, and municipal judge.

A.C.A. 14-44-115 § Election of recorder, treasurer, or recorder-treasurer.

(a) On the Tuesday following the first Monday in November, 1972, and every four (4) years thereafter, the qualified voters of cities of the second class shall elect a recorder, a treasurer, or a recorder-treasurer, as the case may be, for a term of four (4) years.

(b)(1) The city council may provide by ordinance for the appointment of the city treasurer.

(2) An ordinance under subdivision (b)(1) of this section shall be passed before the filing period begins for an election for the office of city treasurer, but no later than the February preceding the beginning of the early filing period.

A.C.A. §14-54-302 executes the purchase, lease and sale of property, in conjunction with the mayor, when authorized by resolution by a majority vote of the City Council.

A.C.A. §14-59-101 through A.C.A. §14-59-118 – Arkansas Municipal Accounting Law

The clerk’s supportive duties to citizens and the City Council comprise the office’s most important set of responsibilities. It is the clerk who is the contact between the citizens and the government, and the establishment of a clear and lasting record of the governing body’s actions will be as important today as it will be in the future.

Address: 166 Hwy 1B Cherry Valley, AR 72324

Ph: (870) 588-3323

Fax: (870) 588-4311

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

City Council Meetings

2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Council Chambers in City Hall

166 Hwy 1B

Cherry Valley, AR 72324

Earnest Meredith – Ward 1 Position 1

2-year term

Term Expires December 31, 2022

Heather Harris – Ward 1 Position 2

2-year term

Term Expires December 31, 2022

Thomas Wilson - Ward 2 Position 1

2-year term

Term Expires December 31, 2022

James DeWitt Jr. – Ward 2 Position 2

2-year term

Term Expires December 31, 2022

Departments

Water & Street – A.W. Curtis – Manager

Cherry Valley Water Works

166 Hwy 1B

Cherry Valley, AR 72324

(870) 588-3323

Water Application

Water Deposit is $150.00

A copy of Driver’s License is required for services

Email: Click here to email the water/street department

Police – Jamie Walls – Chief

Cherry Police Department

166 Hwy 1B

Cherry Valley, AR 72324

(870) 588-3323

CVPD application

Cross County District Court – Cherry Valley Division court proceedings are held at the Cross County District Court located at 205 Mississippi Street Wynne, AR 72396. Court proceedings at 1:00. Court payments can be mailed in, paid in person at the Cherry Valley City Hall, by phone 877-591-8768 or paid on line at www.myfinepayment.com.

Email: wallsj@cherryvalleypd.org

Fire & Department – Shane Bell - Chief

Cherry Valley Fire/Rescue

Physical Address: 3229 Hwy 42 Cherry Valley, AR 72324

Mailing Address: 166 Hwy 1B Cherry Valley, AR 72324

Phone: (870) 588-4439

Emergency: 911 – all 911 calls are dispatched through the Cross County Sheriff’s Office

Fire Insurance Rating: Property owners within the City limits of the City of Cherry Valley and the surrounding 5 miles of the city enjoy a Class 5 ISO fire insurance rating. Any resident outside the 5 mile surrounding city limits, is a 10 ISO fire insurance rating.

Fire Department application 

Cherry Valley Fire Department is a volunteer department. The fire department requires 24 hours of certifiable training each year. The department has certified EMT’s and first responders to assist with medical calls. The fire department has 23 volunteer firemen.

Email: cvfiredept@yahoo.com

Animal Control – William White

The City of Cherry Valley’s animal control takes care of dogs within the city limits.

Sanitation

Jim Dedman’s Sanitation

Trash Carts are 96 gallons

House hold trash carts - $18.00 a month.

Additional trash carts - $5.00 a month.

Trash pickup day is on Thursday for city limits of Cherry Valley.

If you have any questions or concerns about trash collection in Cherry Valley,
please call (870) 781-3754.

You have a designated trash pickup day. On that day they will collect your household trash. We run collection routes on Thursday. If there is a holiday, or we have had bad weather that keeps our trucks off the road, we will adjust our pickup schedule. Please follow the City's Facebook page: City of Cherry Valley Arkansas Official Page to keep informed about when we will be adjusting our collection schedule.

When you first move to a residence in Cherry Valley give us a call so we can make sure you have a trash cart. Please do not put loose garbage and trash in the cart. It can really make a mess when we dump the cart into the truck. Put your household trash in trash bags, and then put the bags in the cart. Put the cart at the curb no later than 7:00am on your designated day, and we'll collect your garbage!

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