The Helena-West Helena City Council met Tuesday night to discuss an option of selling the lease of the cellular tower located on Ohio Street in downtown Helena. H-WHFD Chief Reginald Wilson also addressed the council regarding the selling of four fire trucks and the purchase of new pumpers for the city's fire department.

The Helena-West Helena City Council met Tuesday night to discuss an option of selling the lease of the cellular tower located on Ohio Street in downtown Helena. H-WHFD Chief Reginald Wilson also addressed the council regarding the selling of four fire trucks and the purchase of new pumpers for the city's fire department.

The meeting began with a discussion led by Ted Luft regarding the option of selling the lease to the cellular tower located on Ohio Street. The city owns the lot on which the tower sits and is currently receiving $825 monthly for two cell leases. If sold, the lease would fetch the city at least $120,000 in an all-out buyout.

Councilman Don Etherly noted before the council agreed to give Luft permission to act on the city's behalf that the money obtained through the sell of the lease should be earmarked. One possible use for the money, if sold, would go to the repair of roofs at city hall and the PD. Mayor Jay Hollowell expressed his concerns regarding the fact that when it rains, important 9-1-1 equipment gets wet.

Following the discussion of the cell tower lease, Wilson addressed the council regarding the sell of four fire trucks and the purchase of new pumpers. The council gave Wilson the green light to sell one truck to Wabash and three frontline pumpers to Brumley Mountain. The new pumpers will be paid for through Act 833 monies.