Posted on: April 4, 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Springdale Newsletter is now available!

Spring Newsletter

In this edition, you'll see:

- Springdale Spirit Award Winners

- An update on current road projects

- Spotlight on the Springdale Municipal Airport

- State of the City Address

- Adoptable animals available at the Springdale Animal Shelter

- Recent City new...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

2017 State of the City Address

State of the City Address Presented by Mayor Doug Sprouse

Mayor Doug Sprouse presented the 2017 State of the City Address on Feb. 28, 2017. This is Mayor Sprouse's ninth Address since taking office in 2008.


Read the full State of the City Address
Posted on: March 29, 2017

City Council approves form-based code for Downtown Springdale

Form-base code cover

The Springdale City Council approved the Downtown Springdale Form-Based Code at their regularly scheduled City Council Meeting on March 28, and with the adoption of an emergency code it will go into effect upon the signing of the ordinance. The Downtown F...Read More

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

City Council to vote on form-based code March 28

Form-base code cover

The Springdale City Council will vote on the final draft of the form-based code at their regularly scheduled City Council Meeting at 6 p.m. on March 28 at 201 Spring St. A public hearing was held on the proposed code by the Planning Commission at its Marc...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Planning Commission forwards form-based code to City Council with recommendation for approval

The Springdale City Council will vote on the draft of the form-based code at their regularly scheduled City Council Meeting at 6 p.m. on March 28 at 201 Spring St.

The form-based code is intended to replace the current development code for buildings locate...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Public hearing to discuss form-based code scheduled for March 7

Form-base code public hearing

The first agenda item for the regularly scheduled Planning Commission Meeting at 5 p.m. on March 7 will be a public hearing to discuss form-based code for Downtown Springdale. Planning Commission meets in the City Council Chambers, located at 201 Spring S...

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First Draft of the Form-Base Code
Posted on: February 14, 2017

State of the City Address scheduled for February 28

State of the City

The annual State of the City Address, presented by Mayor Doug Sprouse, will take place on Tuesday, February 28 immediately following the conclusion of the Springdale City Council Meeting, which begins at 6 p.m.

We invite the media and public to attend this...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Springdale named one of the "Best Cities for New Grads"

Downtown Springdale

Springdale has ranked number 24 on a list of the best cities in the country for new graduates to live and work. College and careers website, GoodCall.com, evaluated 589 cities and towns in the U.S. and Springdale was in the top 25 based on affordability, ...

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The full list can be found here.
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Milestone Construction hired to complete Walter Turnbow Park

At a special City Council meeting on December 21, the City Council voted to waive competitive bidding and enter into a contract with Milestone Construction to complete the Walter Turnbow Park project.

Milestone Construction will begin working on the park b...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

City of Springdale receives record-breaking A&P tax revenue

Holiday Inn

The City of Springdale has received October's Advertising and Promotion (A&P) tax revenue, and for the first time ever the revenue has surpassed $50,000 for a total of $50,941.02 generated that month. This was a 15.72% increase over the A&P tax ge...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Results of the City of Springdale public transportation needs assessment

Public Transit Meeting

The City of Springdale held two public meetings and distributed a survey to gauge the need for additional transportation services in the city.

This needs assessment was conducted as a result of the October 31 City Council Committee Meeting. Two taxi compan...

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Summary of the survey and meeting results
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City of Springdale removes contractor from Walter Turnbow Park

In January, the City of Springdale entered into a contract with JLA Construction for the purpose of building Walter Turnbow Park in downtown Springdale. The job was bid publicly through a sealed competitive bidding process and JLA Construction was the low...

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Read: Milestone Construction to complete park
Posted on: September 21, 2016

Kawneer Drive in Springdale renamed Reinert Drive

Reinert Drive Map

The portion of Kawneer Drive that runs north-south between Emma and Huntsville avenues has been renamed Reinert Drive.

The decision to rename the street was originally proposed by the Springdale Public Facilities Board. A public hearing was held at the Sep...

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Please see map for reference.
Posted on: August 23, 2016

Cambridge Street improvement project to begin mid-September

Cambridge Street

A project to improve Cambridge Street and its associated drainage channel is scheduled to begin mid-September. Two contracts have been awarded to ARCO Excavation & Paving for the widening and drainage improvements, and the water and sewer improvements.

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View road and lane closures for this project.
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Mayor Doug Sprouse elected first vice president of the Arkansas Municipal League

Mayor Doug Sprouse

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse was elected first vice president of the Arkansas Municipal League this past week at its 82nd Convention. Mayor Sprouse has served on the Executive Committee from 2009-2013 and 2014 to the present, as District 3 vice president...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Springdale ranked as the 35th most diverse city in the U.S.

Christmas Toy Giveaway

In a recent study from WalletHub, the City of Springdale was ranked as the 35th most diverse city in the nation for 2016. It ranked number 18 among small cities, which are cities with populations below 100,000. Springdale has more than 75,000 residents.

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Posted on: May 6, 2016

Springdale becomes the first city in AR to have an AHA-endorsed mandate for healthy food options

This affects all vending machines on City property.

The City of Springdale is now the first city in the state to have a mandate endorsed by the American Heart Association that requires all vending machines located in buildings and on property owned and/or ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Springdale Building Department sees a spike in new home permits

In another sign that Springdale is one of the fast-growing communities in Northwest Arkansas, the Springdale Building Department reports that so far this year, the number of residential single family building permits is up by almost 60% over this time las...

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Posted on: April 27, 2016

The City of Springdale experienced a 22.64% increase in sales tax revenue for February

The City of Springdale received February sales tax revenue this month, which was a 22.64% increase over sales tax revenue generated in February 2015. The total sales tax revenue received from February sales was $1,121,625.07, compared to $914,547.51 gener...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

New pediatric hospital in Springdale will create an estimated 250 new jobs

The Springdale City Council has approved a resolution allowing the Public Facilities Board to sell up to $85 million in bonds to aid in the development of an Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) campus in Springdale. The pediatric hospital, called Arkansas ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Springdale City Council approves ordinance that gives preference to local businesses

The Springdale City Council has passed an ordinance giving financial preference to local companies that bid on jobs for the City of Springdale. The new ordinance gives local companies a preference of 5% up to $5,000. The purpose of this ordinance is to ma...

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