City accepts property gift next to Chick-fil-A


By Ray King

The Pine Bluff City Council on Monday accepted property located east of and behind the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on U.S. Highway 63 with the provision that no other building, asphalt or concrete pavement, sign or temporary or permanent structure can be built on it.

The City is acquiring the property for $1 from Lisciotti Development Corp., of Leominster, Ma., (Chick-fil-A) and Council Member Bruce Lockett explained why the city wanted the property.

The warranty deed for the property permits Pine Bluff to install a storm water retention pond covering no more that five acres, including underground drainage lines, culverts and related improvements necessary for the collection, detention or retention of storm water.

Lockett went on to say that the availability of the storm water facility will also attract other businesses tp the area.

In the only other business on the agenda, the council approved the appointment of Florence Denice Love, Tasnuva Enam, Stacy Lynn Pfluger. Sandra F. Fisher and Teki Kareem Hunt to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center to serve terms that will expire Nov. 30, 2026.