Aubrey James Shepherd's unique view from Fayetteville, Arkansas
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Frank Sharp reminds residents of Fayetteville to vote in Nov. 12, 2013, bond election
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE FAYETTEVILLE BOND ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 12TH!
On November 12th, the citizens of Fayetteville will vote on the issuance of $12.9 million in bonds, paid for by a portion of the existing 2% Hotel/Motel/Restaurant tax. The bonds will consist of:
$1.5 million to repay the debt for the Fayetteville Town Center $6.9 million to renovate and expand the Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street $3.5 million to help build the proposed Regional Park off Cato Springs Road
THIS WILL NOT REQUIRE ANY NEW TAXES! The City of Fayetteville has $4.5 million in its park development fund and plans to use these funds to begin construction of the 200 acre regional park off Cato Springs Road in 2014. If issuance of the $3.5 million is approved by the voters, the city will have $8 million for infrastructure and sports fields for the park.
The 200 acre Regional Park off Cato Springs Road is adjacent to the proposed 387 acre Mt. Kessler Reserve, with its woods and 8+ miles of hiking/mountain biking/trail running trails. If we are successful in raising the funds to purchase and preserve this natural treasure in the middle of Fayetteville, access to the Mt. Kesser Reserve will be from the regional park, with its additional trails, parking and restrooms. The ease of access and visibility should make the trails on Mt. Kessler as popular as those at Lake Fayetteville and Slaughter Pen trails in Bentonville.
WE URGE MT. KESSLER GREENWAYS' ADVOCATES TO SUPPORT AND VOTE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THESE BONDS.
Click here to read the story in the Fayetteville Flyer.