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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
LAW ENFORCEMENT REMINDS PUBLIC:
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.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony for Fairfield Inn & Suites will take place on Thursday March 14th at 10:00 AM. Please join us at 258 Red Hill Road for this exciting new development!
ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION
The Arkansas Department of Transportation will be closing Pine Street from 15th to 16th street beginning at 8:00 AM on March 18th to 5:00 PM on March 21st for road construction.
Daylight Saving Time is this weekend, and it is time to Spring Forward. This is also a great time to change out the batteries on your smoke detectors to make sure that they are working properly to ensure your home safety.
Members of the Arkadelphia community have come together to plan exciting events to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Details for these events are listed below.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast
January 21, 2019, 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM with workshops to follow.
Community Family Enrichment Center
301 N. 23rd Street,
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
January 21, 2019, 2:45 PM
Keynote Speaker - Brice White
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/12/2018
CONTACT: Sgt. Robert Jones, 870-246-4545, e-mail Robert.email@example.com
This Holiday Season, and All Year Long:
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Arkadelphia Arkansas — The holidays are a time for friends, family, and co-workers to come together in celebration. Wherever you are—whether at an office party, a family member’s home, or out at the bar—it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends. To help spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving, Arkadelphia Police Department is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives. The national high-visibility enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from December 13-31, 2018. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving, as well as drugged driving, which is on the rise. Increased State and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.
Sadly, the statistics show that we have a lot of work to do to put an end to drunk driving. According to NHTSA, 10,874 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2017, equating to one person killed every 48 minutes. On average, 10,000 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes each year from 2013 to 2017. That’s the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year, with no survivors. In December 2017, alone, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver. This is why Arkadelphia Police Department is working with NHTSA to remind drivers that drunk driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death. As you head out to enjoy the holiday festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Drunk driving isn’t the only risk on the road: Drug-impaired driving is also an increasing problem on our nation’s roads. If drivers are impaired by any substance—alcohol or drugs—they should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Driving while impaired is illegal, period. The bottom line is this: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High, Get a DUI. It’s that simple.
“We understand that during the holidays, people are running around, busily checking off items on their to-do list and attending parties,” said Sgt. Robert Jones. “We need our community members to slow down and remember: It’s up to them to make the smart decision to drive sober—during the holidays, and all year long. Drunk driving is a huge problem in our country, and, unfortunately, we’re seeing a rise in marijuana use and drugged driving, too. Stay safe and stay sober on the roads.”
Arkadelphia Police Department and NHTSA are reminding citizens of the many resources available to get them home safely. “Impaired driving of any form is not acceptable behavior,” said Sgt. Robert Jones. “It is essential to plan a sober ride home before you ever leave for the party. That’s why, during the December holidays, we will make zero exceptions for drunk driving. There are just no excuses,” he said.
Party with a Plan
First and foremost: Plan ahead. Be honest with yourself: You know whether you’ll attend a party. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously—your friends are relying on you. Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely.
TRAFFIC DIVERSION-PINE ST. ARKADELPHIA, AR
DECEMBER 3rd - 5th, 2018
The Arkansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to continue road construction on Pine Street from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday December 3rd to Wednesday December 5th between I-30 to 26th Street. Construction will lead to lane closures and traffic will be diverted accordingly.