The Shirley City Council approved changes to its insurance plan during its regular September meeting.

City recorder/treasurer Melissa Worthing reported that she had contacted Delta Dental of Arkansas and received a quote on the "PPO Plus Premier," which provided dental and vision coverage. The total cost of covering the city’s three employees would run $109.38 per month. The city would pick up water department manager Larry Dollar’s Medicare and Part B supplement of $270 per month, and the city would save $395.62 per month. Brandy Kimmons asked if it would be possible to add coverage for the council members at a later date. Worthing said it would be. The council voted to accept the quote from Delta.

Also at the meeting, Mayor Johnny Sowell reported that the revised agreement allowing the Volunteer Fire Department to use the station building as collateral had been received. The council approved Resolution 2013-02, which allows use of the building as collateral for a loan to build an additional bay onto Station 1. It also was stated that it was a "one time deal" and the department would have to ask before using the property again.

Sowell reported to the council that the price for an additional camera and remote system for the city playground would total $1,025. He said the wireless camera has to be within 150 feet of the city system. It was determined that the pole located between the car wash and the beauty shop should be within the 150 feet requirement and would cover the addition area the city was wanting. He said he would ask the compnay to bring the wireless camera and try it out, and if it didn’t work the city would not take it. The council approved such a motion.

The next regular meeting of the Shirley City Council will be Oct. 14.