Voters OK Springdale bond issue

Revenue to fund projects from roads to parks

Posted: February 14, 2018 at 1:08 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Edwina Gilmer of Springdale votes Tuesday at the Rodeo Community Center in Springdale. Voters considered a bond issue to fund a long list of projects in six ballot questions.

Voters gave the green light Tuesday to a $224.6 million bond issue to pay for projects from roads to a new animal shelter. None of the six questions on the ballot received less than 74 percent support.

The vote

Springdale residents approved a $224.6 million bond issue for projects in five areas. The sixth question on the ballot asked voters to extend a 1 percent sales tax to pay the bonds.

Complete but unofficial vote totals are:

Refunding bonds

• For: 1,796 ( 83 percent)

• Against: 360 (17 percent)


• For: 1,821 (85 percent)

• Against: 333 (15 percent)


• For: 1,694 ( 79 percent)

• Against: 458 (21 percent)

Fire Department

• For: 1,832 (85 percent)

• Against: 324 ( 15 percent)

Police, Court, City Hall

• For: 1,726 ( 80 percent)

• Against: 431 ( 20 percent)

Animal Shelter

• For: 1,606 ( 74 percent)

• Against: 551 ( 26 percent)

Source: Benton and Washington counties

Highfill vote

Voters in Highfill also went to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to extend a 1 cent sales tax to refinance a bond issue to pay for water system improvements.

Complete but unofficials totals are:

• For: 12 (71 percent)

• Against: 5 (29 percent)

Source: Staff report

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER David Hines (left) of Springdale assists Kathy Morledge of Springdale with her ballot Tuesday at the Rodeo Community...

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