Fayetteville council to take on capital improvements

Posted: October 1, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Chase Goins (left) uses a shovel Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, while helping his father, Terry Goins of Goins Enterprises in Joplin, Mo., as he uses a backhoe to bury a newly installed water main tap at Smokehouse Trail and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville. Goins Enterprises is working to install a new water main at the site to serve Farmington and is also replacing a water line on Huntsville Road and at Garden Park Apartments in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — The money the city has coming in for projects over five years will help maintain the status quo, but grander ambitions will require a separate bond issue.

Fayetteville Capital Improvements

Plan breakdown

Other cities

Here’s how other Northwest Arkansas cities handle their capital improvement plans:

• Springdale has a capital improvements fund used for maintenance as needed, but larger projects are paid for through a bond issue.

• Rogers doesn’t have a capital improvements fund, but major projects are paid for through bond issues not in the annual budget.

• Bentonville adopted a five-year Capital Improvements Plan in 2002 which is regularly updated. It also has a bond program for major projects.

Source: Staff report

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