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Voters to decide if tax will stay

By Laurinda Joenks

This article was published February 11, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.

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Jake Youngs (left) of Rogers sits down for an interview Thursday with Tyler Burson, Northwest Arkansas Naturals clubhouse assistant, during the annual Northwest Arkansas Naturals job fair at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Springdale residents approved a bond issue and 1-cent sales tax in 2006 that paid for construction of Arvest Ballpark and Don Tyson Parkway, among other projects.

Special election

Springdale residents will vote on a $224 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:

• $92,710,000 for street improvement

• $44,765,000 to refinance debt

• $42,580,000 for a criminal justice center and to renovate the city administration building

• $21,320,000 for parks and trails

• $17,635,000 for three fire stations

• $5,645,000 to replace the animal shelter

Source: Staff report

Springdale residents approved a bond issue and 1-cent sales tax in 2006. That bond issue paid for construction of Arvest Ballpark and Don Tyson Parkwa...

Election

Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for special elections in Springdale, Pea Ridge and Highfill.

In addition to the bond issue in Springdale, the Pea Ridge School District is seeking a 3.9 mill increase in property taxes to build a high school, and Highfill wants to extend a 1 cent sales tax to refinance a bond issue to pay for water system improvements.

Early voting continues Monday. In Benton County, early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Clerk’s offices in Bentonville, Rogers and Siloam Springs. In Washington County, early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Clerk’s office, 280 North College Ave., Fayetteville.

Polling places open Tuesday:

Springdale

• Calvary Church, 1000 N. Gutenshon St.

• Cross Church, 1709 Johnson Road

• Elmdale Baptist Church, 1700 W. Huntsville Road

• First Church of the Nazarene, 2300 S. 40th St.

• Oak Grove Baptist Church, 499 Oak Grove Road

• Springdale Rodeo Community Center, 1323 E. Emma Ave.

• Springdale Youth Center, 1000 Watson St.

• Turner Street Baptist Church, 4304 S. Turner St.

Benton County

• First Baptist Church of Gentry, 221 W. Main St.

• Moose Lodge, 215 W. Apple Blossom Ave., Bethel Heights

• First Baptist Church of Pea Ridge, 1650 Slack St.

Editor’s Note: This is the last 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 $224 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:

• $92,710,000 for street improvement

• $44,765,000 to refinance debt

• $42,580,000 for a criminal justice center and to renovate the city administration building

• $21,320,000 for parks and trails

• $17,635,000 for three fire stations

• $5,645,000 to replace the animal shelter

Source: Staff report

Springdale residents approved a bond issue and 1-cent sales tax in 2006. That bond issue paid for construction of Arvest Ballpark and Don Tyson Parkwa...

Election

Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for special elections in Springdale, Pea Ridge and Highfill.

In addition to the bond issue in Springdale, the Pea Ridge School District is seeking a 3.9 mill increase in property taxes to build a high school, and Highfill wants to extend a 1 cent sales tax to refinance a bond issue to pay for water system improvements.

Early voting continues Monday. In Benton County, early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Clerk’s offices in Bentonville, Rogers and Siloam Springs. In Washington County, early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Clerk’s office, 280 North College Ave., Fayetteville.

Polling places open Tuesday:

Springdale

• Calvary Church, 1000 N. Gutenshon St.

• Cross Church, 1709 Johnson Road

• Elmdale Baptist Church, 1700 W. Huntsville Road

• First Church of the Nazarene, 2300 S. 40th St.

• Oak Grove Baptist Church, 499 Oak Grove Road

• Springdale Rodeo Community Center, 1323 E. Emma Ave.

• Springdale Youth Center, 1000 Watson St.

• Turner Street Baptist Church, 4304 S. Turner St.

Benton County

• First Baptist Church of Gentry, 221 W. Main St.

• Moose Lodge, 215 W. Apple Blossom Ave., Bethel Heights

• First Baptist Church of Pea Ridge, 1650 Slack St.

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