Springdale bond proposal brings hope for quicker emergency response

Posted: January 14, 2018 at 1:06 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Dylan Poe, a Springdale firefighter, displays an air tank pack from Engine 4 at Fire Station 4 at 3420 Elm Springs Road. The city proposes three new fire stations in it's upcoming bond issue. One will be in the far northwest corner of Springdale. The area currently covered by Station 4.

Andrea Lampe-Welch looks forward to working with a team to care for her son, Grady. The 10-year-old suffers from lissencephaly or "smooth brain," meaning parts of his brain lack normal folds.

Editor’s Note

This is the second in a six-part series on the proposed Springdale bond issue. For previous stories, visit nwadg.com/springdalebond

Special election

Springdale residents will vote on a $200 million bond issue that would pay for projects in five areas. The sixth question on the ballot asks voters to renew a 1 percent sales tax to pay the bonds. The renewal must pass for any of the projects to be funded.

Estimated costs and projects are:

• $71.4 million for street improvement.

• $47.4 million to refinance debt.

• $40.8 million for a criminal justice center and renovate the city administration building.

• $19.4 million for parks and trails.

• $16.4 million for three fire stations.

• $5.2 million to replace the animal shelter.

Source: Staff report

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Engine 4 sits Wednesday in front front of Fire Station 4 at 3420 Elm Springs Road in Springdale. The city is pro...

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