- The city will initiate condemnation of the yellow brick portion of the Majestic Hotel, with Board of Directors consideration to be placed on the March 18 agenda.
- The city will contact ADEQ to request an environmental assessment of the yellow brick building debris.
- The city will obtain a copy of a structural engineer’s report recently completed at the owner’s request.
- Debris removal is the property owner’s responsibility (Garrison Hassenflu of Kansas City, MO). The city wants the property owner to expedite debris removal.
- All contacts with the property owner are being made by City Attorney Brian Albright.
- The city has provided ADEQ contacts to Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA) officials so the latter can discuss any concerns directly with ADEQ.
- The city’s Stormwater Division, in cooperation with a city-contracted engineering firm, has taken samples of Hot Springs Creek after the Majestic fire, and will re-test this week for water quality if needed.
- Hot Springs Municipal Utilities’ drinking water intake is upstream of Hot Springs Creek, so there are no concerns about drinking water quality.
- Recreational use of the creek is discouraged until Stormwater gives the “all clear,” probably later this week.
Area fire departments providing mutual aid
Morning StarHot Springs Village
70 WestFountain Lake
Other support agencies
Garland County and the Red Cross
Meals: Salvation Army,Fat Jack’s, Daylight Donuts, Dunkin Donuts, DeLuca’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Firehouse Subs, Arvest Bank, Belle Arti & Porterhouse, Rolando’s, EZ Mart
Individual volunteers (all from HSFD firefighter families)
Rebecca & Lane Talbert, Pam Hawthorn, Glenda Porter, Amanda Brooks
Outstanding volunteer – Stephanie Porter (spent Thurs-Sat providing major assistance)
Special thanks to Kristy Maness, HSFD Admin Secretary, for going above and beyond the call of duty.
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