Council hears report on Springdale's Rabbit Foot Lodge repair

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 1:09 a.m.

FILE PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Rabbit Foot Lodge is off Silent Grove Road in Springdale. The lodge was home to Sen. J. William Fulbright and his family from 1934 to 1946.

A plan might make the former home of Sen. J. William Fulbright habitable again.

Other action

Springdale’s City Council forwarded proposal for vote at the council’s Jan. 23 meeting.

• A one-time $15,000 payment to Ozark Regional Transit to keep the four Springdale routes of the public transit authority in operation until Feb. 15. The council and city staff then will study ORT’s full request for an additional $122,908 in addition to the $265,000 budgeted for 2018.

• The $526,620 purchase and outfitting of 12 Ford Explorers for the Springdale Police Department. Six vehicles would be ordered immediately with six more in July to replace 10-year-old vehicles.

• An additional $46,825 to the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History to complete the renovation of the 1871 Shiloh Meeting Hall. The renovation should be completed within 90 days and the opening planned for June. The city’s total cost to the project would be $546,825.

• Paying $105,000 to buy three trucks, a turf dresser, two utility vehicles and two mower decks for the Parks and Recreation Department.

Source: Staff report

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