2015 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 3 - Municipal Government
Chapter 37 - Classification Of Cities And Towns
§ 14-37-111 - Reduction of city to lower grade -- In general.
(a) Whenever the last federal census shows that any city of the first class has fewer than two thousand five hundred (2,500) inhabitants and that any city of the second class has fewer than five hundred (500) inhabitants, the city may be reduced to a city of the second class or to an incorporated town, respectively, upon the adoption of a resolution by the council of the municipal corporations requesting that the grade of the corporations be reduced.
(b) (1) The Board of Municipal Corporations, upon the receipt of a certified copy of the resolution, shall make an order reducing the grade of the municipal corporation.
(2) Upon being advised of the action of the board, the Governor shall cause a statement to be prepared and transmitted to the mayor of the city or town stating the grade to which it has been reduced.
(c) Whenever a city of the first class is reduced to the grade of a city of the second class or an incorporated town, the mayor of the city shall automatically become the police judge, and the office of police judge shall automatically be abolished. All other officers of a city whose grade may be reduced shall continue in office until the next general election for the city or town.
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