Bryant Advertising and Promotion Commission

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From the Desk of Mayor Allen Scott

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 9th, 2018

On August 8th, 2019 the Bryant City Council held an emergency special meeting to dissolve the Bryant A&P Commission effective immediately and repeal the levying of gross receipts tax connected with the Advertising and Promotion tax. 

This decision to call the council meeting was made following a quickly called meeting by the A&P Commission held Monday night in which a decision was made for the commission to enter into a contract to purchase property located along the north side of the interstate service road for an amount of $645,000.00.

After that meeting, Mayor Scott received several phone calls from Bryant residents which caused some concern regarding the decision of the A&P Commission to purchase the property.  In a statement to council last night the mayor stated “In a previous council meeting, several members of the A&P were voted off and it is my belief that the council did this action to send a message to the A&P Commission to be more diligent and forthcoming in their operation. Based on this proposed property transaction, I do not think the A&P Commission heard this message” 

City Attorney Josh Farmer is continuing to navigate the council on the legalities of their decision, as well as how the disbursement of existing A&P funds should occur.  

For questions regarding this decision or process please contact the mayor’s office at 501-943-0302.