Join us to celebrate Mayor James Calhoun and his service to Arkadelphia for the Retirement Reception that will be held on the first floor of Town Hall, 700 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM on November 5th.
Anyone interested in filling the Mayor vacancy term expiring December 31, 2022, please send a letter of interest to the City Clerk’s office at 700 Clay St., Arkadelphia, AR 71923.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have resided within the city limits of Arkadelphia for at least 30 days, reside within the city limits, and are qualified to vote at an election of county or state officers shall be deemed a qualified elector.
All letters must be received in the City Clerk’s office by 9:00 am on October 10, 2019.
Staff will verify the candidates meet the requirements and schedule the candidates to address the Board on October 15, 2019.
Applicants will introduce themselves at the October 15, 2019 meeting at 5:30 pm and the Board of Directors will then consider a person to fill the term.
The Dexter B. Florence Municipal Airport is closed for renovations to the drainage and runway overlay. Updates will be provided as we progress through these capital improvement projects.
Boil Order Lifted
We are pleased to announce that the boil order has been lifted. We would like to thank you all for your patience as we have awaited the “all clear!” Thank you!
The City Board of Directors meeting will be moved to Fire Station 1, 610 Caddo St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, this evening at 5:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Due to the issues with water that were caused by storms this morning, the Aquatic Park will be closed today. Thank you for your patience, updates will be posted on the website and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArkadelphiaAR.
Arkadelphia Water System is currently under a precautionary boil order until further notice due to a main break. Boil water rapidly for a minimum of one minute before consuming. We will update as more information is available. You can also follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.
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The 2020 Census is coming soon, and employment opportunities are available at the link below. Consider getting involved to help our state achieve the most complete count possible!
On June 20 we wrapped up our final of three public meeting discussing the Arkadelphia Needs Initiative. Below are the slides that were presented discussing the infrastructural needs in Arkadelphia with information regarding revenues and expense. Our objective was to place the needs before the community and seek ideas, suggestions and solutions. The prevailing idea proposed through the public hearings was for the Arkadelphia Board of Directors to consider a 1% sales tax increase for a period of 5 years. The proposed increase would elevate our city sales tax from the current 1% to 2% total. This will address the primary needs within the City of Arkadelphia related to: Public Safety, Streets and Sidewalks and Drainage utility.
Please take some time to review these facts as they were presented at these three public meetings and if you have questions or suggestions, please allow us to address your concerns by contacting Keith Beason at email@example.com.
2019 CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13th@019
CONTACT: Sgt. Robert Jones, 870-246-4545 firstname.lastname@example.org
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CLICK IT OR TICKETCAMPAIGN STARTS MAY 20
Arkadelphia Arkansas— As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, Arkadelphia Police Departmentis reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. This annual campaign is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national Click It or Tickethigh-visibility enforcement effort that runs from May 20 to June 2, 2019. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign runs concurrent with the busy travel season.
“During the Click It or Ticket campaign, we’ll be working with our fellow law enforcement officers across local and state lines to ensure the message gets out to drivers and passengers,” said Sgt. Robert Jones. “We cannot overstate the importance of wearing a seat belt. It’s the law, but it’s more than that: By far, buckling up is the simplest thing you can do to limit injury or save your life during a crash. We see the results of not wearing a seat belt all the time. We see the loss of life. So often, it could have been prevented with the simple click of a seat belt.”
For this year’s Click It or Ticketseat belt mobilization effort, NHTSA is asking all states to participate in the kickoff event, Border to Border(B2B), a one-day national seat belt awareness event on May 20 that is coordinated by participating state highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The B2B program aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible seat belt enforcement and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers at heavily traveled, highly visible state border checkpoints.
According to NHTSA, in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticketcampaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Arkadelphia, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is, $85.00.
“In 2017, we lost 4 community members because they did not buckle their seat belts,” said Sgt. Robert Jones. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2017, more than half (51%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 39 percent were not buckled up.
“If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we’ll consider our mission to be a success,” said Sgt. Robert Jones. “If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time.”
For more information on the Click It or Ticketmobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.