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NLR attracts 83 firefighter job applicants

posted: 07/28/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

A federal grant for 24 new firefighters at the North Little Rock Fire Department has attracted 83 applicants thus far, Mayor Joe Smith said during Monday's North Little Rock City Council meeting.

Tight squeeze elicits visitors-center vision

posted: 07/26/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

When Bob Major tried to find an office for a new hire at the North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, he said his thoughts turned to expanding the building rather than squeezing one more person into the space.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/26/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

RV park sinkhole remains a mystery Workers from various North Little Rock city departments continue to search for the source of a sinkhole that appeared recently at the city-operated Downtown Riverside RV Park, officials said Friday.

Grant to fund firefighter hires

posted: 07/25/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

A $2.6 million federal grant awarded to the North Little Rock Fire Department will provide up to 24 positions within the department, a city spokesman said Friday.

Sand firm tables permit bid, sets Maumelle forum

posted: 07/22/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A notification sign for an application that a riverfront property on Maumelle's eastern edge is being considered for a sand storage and sales business has generated 107 calls to city offices -- more calls than the last 10 such zoning notifications, Maumelle Planning Director Jim Narey said.

Council OKs $4.20 bump in water bills

posted: 07/21/2015 4:49 a.m. Discuss

Maumelle residents will see a bump of $4.20 in their average monthly water bills starting Sept. 1, the Maumelle City Council decided Monday night after more than two hours of discussion and public comments.

Vote on water rates on tap in Maumelle

posted: 07/20/2015 4:55 a.m. Discuss

A combined water and sewer rate increase for Maumelle residents will be decided by the Maumelle City Council at its 6 p.m. meeting today while the city waits to see whether its water utility will be absorbed by Central Arkansas Water.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/19/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Argenta Flats seeks consent for garages A variance is being requested to allow an expansion of the Argenta Flats apartments on Maple Street in North Little Rock, according to documents filed with the city's Community Planning Department.

NLR grants permit to relocate LR American Legion post

posted: 07/14/2015 4:27 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock's City Council unanimously granted a conditional use permit Monday evening for the state's oldest American Legion Post to permanently relocate to the city from Little Rock.

NLR proposes $30,000 for animal shelter upgrades

posted: 07/13/2015 4:40 a.m. Comment 1

North Little Rock has proposed financial help to complete improvements that will make the city's animal shelter more comfortable for its staff and animals.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/12/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Planning director Voyles to resign City Planning Director Robert Voyles has announced his resignation, effective July 31, in a letter to be presented for acceptance by the North Little Rock City Council on Monday, according to the letter included in the council's agenda packet.

Sand firm exec gets earful at Maumelle rezoning-bid forum

posted: 07/09/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

A public forum sponsored by Jeffrey Sand Co. on Wednesday didn't leave a number of attendees ready to accept the company's proposal to locate a sand storage and distribution site along the Arkansas River on Maumelle's eastern edge.

NLR: No '15 vote on Arts Center tax

posted: 07/07/2015 4:40 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock voters won't be asked this year to support a sales tax increase to persuade the Arkansas Arts Center to move to the city's downtown from its longtime home in Little Rock, Mayor Joe Smith said Monday.

Maumelle council delays vote on trim of monthly service fee

posted: 07/07/2015 4:29 a.m. Discuss

Deciding that the timing wasn't right, the Maumelle City Council on Monday night indefinitely delayed a proposed reduction to a monthly community service fee for residents that would have taken away $81,000 in revenue from next year's city budget.

Sherwood center offerings bulk up

posted: 07/05/2015 4:52 a.m. Discuss

New fitness equipment at Sherwood's Bill Harmon Recreation Center is targeted toward all ages, sexes and abilities to allow strength and cardio workouts that focus on specific muscle groups or total body routines, center officials say.

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