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Council Approves Buying Land With Bond Money

Posted: November 28, 2012 at 2:42 a.m.

The city will soon own more parkland, with new parks to follow.

At A Glance

Springdale City Council

Actions On Items From The Agenda:

-Approved rezoning of 5.9 acres at 1301 E. Robinson Ave. owned by Mathias Shopping Centers from general commercial to thoroughfare commercial

-Approved condemnation of property located one-third of a mile east of the intersection of 56th Street and Dearing Road owned by Valley Harvest Ministries for $468,000

-Approved an agreement with the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission for a wayfinding program at an estimated cost of the city of $196,400

-Approved reimburse street light costs for the Serenity Subdivision

-Approved the purchase of a hazardous materials vehicle for $76,174

-Approved a contract for driveway aprons and curb and guttering on Hylton Road for $32,042

-Approved spending $5,000 as a share of the cost to restore a bank of Spring Creek

-Approved contracts for the design of street improvements with USI Consulting Engineers and Engineering Services.

Source: Staff Report

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Twenty years too late but it's a good start. Hint to Springdale: require developers to set aside open space. You currently have entire neighborhoods with no open space for 26 square blocks.

Posted by: cdawg

November 28, 2012 at 10:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Make Arvest ballpark a park, better yet a soccer park, then sell bonds for park upkeep. The scary part is I'm beginning to think like the leaders of Little Mexico.

Posted by: Moneymyst

November 28, 2012 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )