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Panel Recommends University Award

Posted: November 20, 2012 at 1:53 a.m.

Members of the Town and Gown Advisory Committee want Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion commissioners to dedicate a fixed portion of their budget each year to the University of Arkansas.

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Town And Gown Committee

Also on Monday, the committee unanimously recommended closing West Dickson Street to through traffic from North Harmon Avenue to North Garland Avenue when university classes are in session.

Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor for facilities, said university officials want the change to take effect Jan 14. Johnson said the university would install a manned control booth at Harmon Avenue, which would limit access to emergency vehicles, delivery trucks, buses, bicycles and people who park near the university’s fine arts, music and chemistry buildings.

In January 2015, the control booth would be moved to just west of Duncan Avenue, where new classroom space is planned.

The City Council’s street committee is scheduled to consider the Town and Gown Committee’s recommendation next month.

Source: Staff Report

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