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Bonds encourage investment in the City. The City hires bond analysts who determine the value of the bonds that we can sell within a safe margin. If approved by Springdale voters, we will issue bonds valued up to a certain amount, as approved by voters, and those bonds will be purchased by investors. The analysts will monitor the market and conduct the sale of the bonds.The investors who purchase the bonds earn tax-free interest on their investment. Each year, we pay the principal and the interest on the bond debt, and that interest goes to the investors. When we retire the bonds, we pay the investors back the face value of the bond.
Most of you voted in support of the 2012 bond authorization, and thanks to your support, we were able to:
Thanks to the 2004 and 2006 Bond Programs approved by Springdale voters, we were able to:
The building of these three major east-west corridors has increased residential and commercial developments and has helped eased traffic congestion.
There will be multiple ballot measures related to the bond authorization, and you will have to vote on each ballot measure separately. Please click the ballot items for more information.
Note: The "1% Sales and Use Tax" at the end of each ballot item is not a tax increase. It is an authorization to continue the current 1% sales and use tax that was levied in 2003 and continued in 2006 as approved by Springdale voters.
If you have any questions about finances related to the bond program, please contact the Director of Administration & Finance Wyman Morgan at email@example.com. For information about projects included in the bond, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have public meetings in the future to discuss projects related to the bonds. Follow us on social media or sign up through NotifyMe® on our website to be notified of public meetings. If you have any suggestions for infrastructure projects, please contact the Engineering Department at 750-8105 or you may contact your City Council representative or the Mayor's Office. To find your City Council representatives, please click here.
If the ballot items are approved by Springdale voters in February, we will sell the bonds in May, and retire the 2006 bonds in July. The majority of the money has to be obligated within three years; however, not all of the projects must be complete.
A total of about $200 million in bonds will be sold, if approved by Springdale voters. It will be allocated as follows:
Click here to learn more about these individual bond categories.
No. The bond issue will simply continue the current 1% sales and use tax that was levied in 2003 and continued in 2006 as approved by Springdale voters.
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
For more information about voting, please contact your county election commission. More information can be found on our Voter Information page.
We do not have a final list of infrastructure projects. If the street improvement bonds are approved by Springdale voters, City Council and the Mayor will work to prioritize projects. You're encouraged to attend public meetings and give input on proposed projects. For a list of public meetings for 2018, please see our City calendar. You can also follow us on social media or sign up through NotifyMe® on our website to be notified of public meetings.
While there will be many infrastructure improvements, one project we plan to complete with the bond issue is the extension of Gene George Boulevard from Bleaux Ave. to Wagon Wheel Road.
Ultimately the Mayor and City Council will make the final decision. You're encouraged to attend public meetings and give input on proposed projects. For a list of public meetings for 2018, please see our City calendar. You can also follow us on social media or sign up through NotifyMe® on our website to be notified of public meetings.
If you have any suggestions for infrastructure projects, please contact the Engineering Department at 750-8105 or you may contact your City Council representative or the Mayor's Office. To find your City Council representatives, please click here.
Yes. We previously held public input sessions to discuss the future Shaw Family Park, North 56th St. (to be renamed Gene George Boulevard) and the Criminal Justice and Civic Complex. City Council and the Mayor will work to prioritize projects. You're encouraged to attend public meetings and give input on proposed projects. For a list of public meetings for 2018, please see our City calendar. You can also follow us on social media or sign up through NotifyMe® on our website to be notified of public meetings.
You can vote at any polling place in Springdale. Both Washington and Benton county allow voters to vote at any polling place in the county. For a full list of polling places, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 750-8518. You can also contact your county election commission. For more information, please visit our voter information page.
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Springdale Alert, however, is an emergency notification system. It has additional features that ensure you receive notifications concerning severe weather in your area. Through that system, you can also use it to keep up with road and lane closures, Parks and Recreation alerts and the Springdale Newsletter.
With Springdale Alert, you can choose to receive information through text, email, phone and/or TTY/TTD devices.
A restraining order is different than an Order of Protection. Restraining orders are usually issued only in divorce cases. Violations of restraining orders are enforced by the issuing court rather than through criminal prosecution in District Court. However, a violation of an Order of Protection is a Class A misdemeanor in the State of Arkansas, and therefore, if an Order of Protection has been issued and served on a person who subsequently violates terms of the order, the police are allowed under Arkansas law to arrest that person if they have probable cause.
Starting July 1st, 2012, anyone wishing to solicit in the City of Springdale must obtain a Principal Soliciting Permit along with an Individual Soliciting Permit from the City Clerk’s office. The cost of the permit will be $ 40 for the Principal Permit and $5.00 for each Individual Permit.
A permit is required for all residential garage / yard sales on premises zoned or used for residential purposes and may be obtained at the Building Department.
As of February 2018, the City of Springdale has a ISO Class 1/1x rating. The rating falls on a scale of 1-10 with Class 1 being the best possible rating and a Class 10 indicating no fire protection.
CPSE's Accreditation Program, administered by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) allows fire and emergency service agencies to compare their performance to industry best practices in order to:•Determine community risk and safety needs and develop community-specific Standards of Cover. •Evaluate the performance of the department. •Establish a method for achieving continuous organizational improvement.
Local government executives face increasing pressure to "do more with less" and justify their expenditures by demonstrating a direct link to improved or expanded services. Particularly for emergency services, local officials need criteria to assess professional performance and efficiency. The CFAI accreditation process provides a well-defined, internationally-recognized benchmark system to measure the quality of fire and emergency services.
Initial StartThe first yellow Springdale fire truck was placed in service in 1972 by then Fire Chief Mickey Jackson. In the early 1960s Springdale began running white trucks, so Springdale was already different. Because safety was such a key concern in the department, we began to look at ways to make the trucks safer for the public and for the firefighters riding on them. In the early 1970s, studies were conducted among various fire related publications which revealed that red trucks were hard to see at night. White trucks were harder to see during the day, due to glare. Some departments were experimenting with yellow and lime green on their apparatus, which showed near equal effectiveness in visibility.
"Chrome Yellow"In order to achieve greater visibility in both daytime and nighttime emergency driving, Chief Jackson decided to go with yellow. The actual color is "Chrome Yellow," which is similar to the color of school buses and heavy construction equipment. All of our lettering and striping is blue, except in areas decorated with gold leaf.
Today, our newer apparatus features a combination of yellow and white. This feature allows even greater visibility during both daytime and nighttime emergency driving, and serves to differentiate our emergency vehicles a little more from school buses.
UpdatesOver the past three years, Springdale Fire Department has placed in service newer apparatus and ambulances and refurbished Rescue 1. One of the new safety related features on the redesigned units is roll up compartment doors in place of swing out doors. These doors have the advantage of not creating a blind spot where emergency personnel can be hidden from the view of passing motorists on emergency scenes.
Our newest "look" on Springdale Fire Department apparatus and ambulances includes a more artistic blend of Yellow, White and Blue to help make our units stand out in a bold way on the streets. This new paint scheme will be phased in over time, as new units are purchased, and the older units are retired from service. There is much talk both positive and negative about our yellow trucks. This is mainly because the fire service is so traditional.
Permanent TraditionMembers from surrounding departments kid around and tell us to leave the trucks outside in sun, so they'll ripen and turn red. Well, we don't know exactly how long it takes for something to qualify as a tradition, but over 30 years should be long enough. You'll be seeing the combination of Yellow, White, Silver and Blue on Springdale Fire Department apparatus for many years to come. Yellow Trucks page.
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To compliment or to file a complaint against a police officer you may contact any department supervisor in person or over the phone at 479-751-4542 and they will guide you through the process.
You may also contact the Office of Professional Standards at 479-750-8590, or mail your complaint to the attention of the Chief of Police.
Contact the Springdale Police Department public information office at 479-756-7711, or with the RAIDS app on your smart phone, or you can access crime maps with the
You can check the warrants search at the department home page, or you can call the District Court at 479-750-8150 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will only have information for warrants held by the Springdale Police Department, and they will give you instructions on how to take care of the warrant.
Springdale Police Department does not give out such information. You can go to www.acic.org to request information on stolen items.
Contact the public relations office at 479-756-7711 or the records division at 479-756-8200.