Major park projects part of bond issue

Walking trails, pond, dog area planned for new park

Posted: January 21, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Springdale voters will have a chance to continue a 1 percent sales tax to build a new park and fix some old ones such as the Randal Tyson Recreational Complex. The tax isn’t new, as it was levied in 2003 and continued in 2006 as approved by voters.

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a six-part series on the proposed Springdale bond issue. For previous stories, visit nwadg.com .

Special election

Springdale residents will vote on a $200 million bond issue to 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

Editor’s Note

This is the third in a six-part series on the proposed Springdale bond issue. For more information, visit nwaonline.com/springdalebond.

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