Arkansas Ballot Issue 1

Arkansas Ballot Issue 1, Transportation Sales Tax is very important for the City of Cotter as well as every city and county in Arkansas.  Vote YES, to continue the current 0.5% sales tax permanently which is due to expire in 2023.  If Issue 1 fails, then revenues the cities receive from the State will reduce our budgets to make repairs and paving roads in the City of Cotter. 

Mayor Mac Caradine

Absentee Ballot Application

The following link below, is an Absentee Ballot Application to request and receive an Absentee Election Ballot to vote in the upcoming November 3, 2020 Elections. Application to request a ballot can be email, faxed or delivered to Baxter County Clerk’s Office.

Your election ballot must be received on or before October 27, 2020 by the Baxter County & Court Clerk’s office. Call Canda Reese, 870-425-3475 or canda.reese@baxtercounty.org for more information.

Early Voting begins October 19th until November 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
Hours will be from 8 until 6 Monday through Friday and 10 until 4 on Saturdays.

First United Methodist Church, located at 605 West Sixth Street, will replace the courthouse as one of the three sites for early voting.
In addition to the First United Methodist Church, Twin Lakes Plaza, located at 769 Business Highway 62, and the Baxter County Election Commission office, located at 213 East Fifth Street, will serve as early voting locations.

Clink Link Below:

http://www.baxtercounty.org/Absentee%20Ballot%20Application%20online.pdf

It’s Not Too Late – Census 2020

It is not too late to respond to the Census on-line or by phone. Only 59% of Cotter Housholds have responded to the 2020 Census. We need everyone counted.

If you have a PO Box in Cotter, you will not received any information in the mail to fill our your census. If you rent a home or apartment, you need to be counted and fill out the census. Go to my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 to complete your census on-line.

Due to the COVID 19, census takers have been delayed.

There are only nine questions on the 2020 census. They ask very basic demographic questions: who lives in the household; how they are related; their age, sex, and race; whether they own or rent their house; and their phone number.

Coffee with the Mayor


Coffee with the Mayor (Third Friday of Every Month) will be this Friday on June 19, 2020, from 8:00 am-9:00 am. Come to Cotter City Hall to have coffee and pastries with Mayor Mac Caradine. Meet other Cotter residents. Hear updates about City Business.  Social Distance will be maintained.

COTTER HAS NEW EMERGENCY SIREN

With a matching Grant from USDA, the City of Cotter purchased a new Emergency Siren replacing the old one in downtown. The new storm siren is located at NAYC at the corner of Powell and 5th Street went live today.  It will be controlled by 911 to issue emergency warnings and alerts.  The siren will come on every day at noon for a test.

When testing the siren today, the emergency sound was heard at Big Springs Park Boat Ramp, Cotter Firehouse, City Hall, Railway Yard Bldg, Cotter Sewer Plant, and Houses across the river on the Bluff. (The other existing emergency siren is located at the Cotter School Playground which provides coverage for the rest of the city)

New Siren Located at NAYC, Cotter

Cotter Large Item Pickup

On Monday April 27, 2020, Cotter will have its annual LARGE ITEM PICK-UP by Waste Connection. All residents are encouraged to clean up their yards, porches and homes to make cotter look beautiful. Please set your large items out by 7:00 a.m. on the street near your trash container or in the dumpster if you live in an apartment complex without individual service. No paints, flammable liquids or tires are allowed. Also, there will be dumpster located at City Hall and the Fire House.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Liquid waster – Motor Oil, Flowing Liquids & Paint in liquid form, Etc; Red Bag Mecial Waster; Tires; Auto Type Batteries; Dead Animals; Freon Filled Componets; Construction Materials; Yard Waste – Trees, Limbs, Leaves, etc.

2020 CENSUS – Its Time

Only 45.3% of Cotter Residents have responded to the 2020 Census. We need everyone counted. The Census will be mailing the paper form for those residence who did not fill out their Census on-line. Please fill out the Census and return by mail when it arrived this Month. Or go to my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 to complete your census on-line. If you have not receive any information in the mail to fill our your census, you will be contacted in person by a census worker in May-June.

There are only nine questions on the 2020 census. They ask very basic demographic questions: who lives in the household; how they are related; their age, sex, and race; whether they own or rent their house; and their phone number.

Cotter Census 2020

Only 20.1% of Cotter Residents have responded to the 2020 Census. We need everyone counted. Go to my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 to complete your census. If you do not have your Census ID, you will still be able to fill out your census on-line or by telephone.

There are only nine questions on the 2020 census. They ask very basic demographic questions: who lives in the household; how they are related; their age, sex, and race; whether they own or rent their house; and their phone number.

Coffee with the Mayor

Coffee with the Mayor (Third Friday of Every Month) will be this Friday on February 21, 2019, from 8:00 am-9:00 am. Come to Cotter City Hall to have coffee and pastries with Mayor Mac Caradine. Meet other Cotter residents. Hear updates about City Business. 

Friday Coffee with the Mayor

Coffee with the Cotter Mayor (Third Friday of Every Month) will be this Friday on January 17, 2020 from 8:00 am-9:00 am. Come to Cotter City Hall to have coffee and pastries with Mayor Mac Caradine. Meet other Cotter residents. Hear City Business for 2020. Everyone Welcome.

Coffee with Cotter Mayor

Coffee with the Mayor (Third Friday of Every Month) will be this Friday on December 20, 2019 from 8:00 am-9:00 am. Come to Cotter City Hall to have coffee and pastries with Mayor Mac Caradine. Meet other Cotter residents. Hear updates about City Business. 

Santa Claus Coming to Cotter

Cotter City Hall would like to announce “Christmas In Cotter” on Dec. 21st at Big Spring Park at 5PM!  Contest is Cotter wide and awards will be given on Dec. 21st at the event along with Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hot Chocolate, and a Bonfire with S’mores!
TOUR THE LIGHTS IN COTTER’S BIG SPRING PARK AND HOMES IN COTTER

Coffee with Cotter Mayor

Coffee with the Mayor (Third Friday of Every Month) will be this Friday on November 15, 2019 from 8:00 am-9:00 am. Come to Cotter City Hall to have coffee and pastries with Mayor Mac Caradine. Meet other Cotter residents. Hear updates about City Business. 

“Christmas in Cotter” – Event

Cotter City Hall would like to announce “Christmas In Cotter” on Dec. 21st at Big Spring Park at 5PM!  We would also like to invite you to join our “Decoration Contest” Start decorating your home and yards now! Contest is Cotter wide and awards will be given on Dec. 21st at the event along with Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hot Chocolate, and a Bonfire with S’mores! Also, Tour the “Lights In Cotter” and Big Spring Park starting Dec 1- Jan 2!! Please share this post for all of Cotter to see! Thank you!


Great Cotter Revival

Due to tonight’s weather forecast, The Interdenominational Revival scheduled for tonight at Cotter’s Big Spring Park Pavilion has been moved to the Cotter Baptist Church at the corner of 5th and Dalton in Cotter. Please pass the word along. Pastor Jimmie Snow with Wesley United Methodist Church will be preaching tonight.

The Revival scheduled for Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th will be held at the Pavilion in Big Springs Park. Wednesday night Pastor Cameron Ross of First Baptist Church of Cotter will be preaching and on Thursday night Pastor Kyle Tardiffe, Calvary Temple Assembly will be preaching.

Cotter Fire Department Auxiliary

The Cotter Fire Department Auxiliary is looking for new members.  The Auxiliary is a non-profit 501-(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting our volunteer firefighters.  If you want to join the team or want to know more about the Auxiliary, contact Linda McCarthy at (870) 656-8547 (call or text). 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Cotter Fire Department Auxiliary is to support the firefighters of the Cotter Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) in their pursuit of Life Safety, Incident Stabilization and Property Preservation of the citizens they serve and their respective Membership.

The member of the Auxiliary will pursue their mission though activities supporting the fiscal, public service and response support needs of the CVFD firefighters.

Planning Meeting for Cotter’s Community Block Park

Good Morning all,

We are having a planning meeting for our yearly community block party. Chief Hopson and I are inviting any residents to the meeting who would like to volunteer to hold the Community Block Party in their neighborhood . The planning meeting will be this Wednesday, 8/28/19 at 5 PM. Meeting is at Cotter City Hall

City of Cotter Recognizes Justin Morrow

The City of Cotter invites you to celebrate Justin Morrow’s 15 years of service to the City of Cotter on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 8:00 am -10:00 am. At 9:00 am we will recognize Justin for his dedication to the City of Cotter. Please join us at City Hall. Refreshments.

Cotter 2nd Annual BBQ Festival

On Saturday August 31, 2019, the City of Cotter will hold its 2nd Annual BBQ Contest and Festival. Besides the BBQ contestants, this year’s festival will have vendor booths, a Car Show in the park and Duck Race on Big Spring Creek. See attached flyer, reservation forms for vendors and contestants and contact information. Contact Justin Morrow 870-421-6227. Sponsors and Volunteers needed.

Hot Dogs in the Park

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Cotter Spring Park Pavilion, Wesley United Methodist Church is sponsoring the summer the monthly HOT DOGS IN THE PARK. They will serve hot dogs to the kids, tourist and residents in the Park as a service to our community.

Coffee with the Mayor


Coffee with the Mayor will be this Friday June 21st from 8:00 am-9:00 am. Come to City Hall to have coffee and pastries with Mayor Mac Caradine. Meet other residents. Hear updates about City Business. 

Coffee with the Mayor


Coffee with the Mayor will be Friday May 17th from 8:00 am-9:00 am. Come to City Hall to have coffee and pastries with Mayor Mac Caradine. Meet other residents. Hear updates about City Business
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Job Opening

City of Cotter is seeking job applicants for front desk water clerk. Duties include water billing, payment receipting and processing, answering phones, taking messages, and various other administrative duties. General office and clerical experience a must. Seeking dependable, detail oriented and long-term employment individuals only. Requires high school diploma and at least 18 years of age. Full time employment. Benefits include: paid vacation, sick leave, health benefits, paid holiday and retirement plan.
Applications are being accepted at Cotter City Hall, 115 McLean Ave, Cotter, Ar 72626

WELCOME TO COTTER

The City of Cotter launched this week our new City of Cotter Website. I want to thank Kevin Baker for his hard work and wonderful website he created for us. Our new website will enhance the City’s ability to provide information and updates about the what is going on at City Hall.