Bentonville Bond Extension

The Bentonville, Arkansas City Council voted on February 9, 2021, to hold a special election on April 13, 2021.

Bentonville voters are asked to consider a bond extension that will allow infrastructure, public safety, and efficiency improvements without a tax increase, utilizing the extension of a City one-cent sales tax. This is a bond extension previously approved by voters in 2003 and 2007. 

 

Bonds are a great way for financially strong cities such as Bentonville to get the money needed for important improvements by using existing tax revenue instead of increasing taxes.
 

Voters will be asked to consider nine ballot questions:

Click here to see the improvement projects voters are asked to consider.

Improvement Projects

Voters are asked to vote on a bond authorization that will allow us to make infrastructure, public safety, and efficiency improvements without a tax increase.

Bonds are a great way for financially strong cities such as Bentonville to get the money needed for important improvements by using existing tax revenue instead of increasing taxes.

Bentonville voters are asked to consider nine ballot items.

 

Streets

Bentonville continues to be one of the fastest-growing cities in America​ with population estimates over 100,000 people by 2040. The need to manage current traffic is significant and bonds are how we prepare and manage growth.

The Parks & Recreation Improvement Projects includes 4 major areas.

  • Phillips Park Renovation

  • Quilt of Parks

  • 8th Street Gateway Park / West Bentonville Trails

  • Melvin Ford Aquatic Center

Parks and

Recreation

Public Library

Proposed improvements will expand the children’s department with larger storytime and craft spaces, plus a new activity room for all ages, more meeting rooms and other amenities to enhance the library experience.

Public Safety Radio System

The new radio system would improve Bentonville firefighters and police officers with improved in-building coverage in our schools, hospitals, local businesses, and throughout our City and allow for multi agencies communication.

Fire  Training Facility

The Fire Training and Burn Facility will provide training for our emergency personnel to train personnel on High Risk, Low-Frequency events. Smoke would be provided using a theatrical smoke system that is EPA compliant with no harmful effects

Police Training Facility

The Police Training Facility will provide an indoor, real-world, de-escalation and judgmental use of force training simulator, along with an outdoor firearms range for the department.

Drainage

The City of Bentonville will be working on several drainage projects identified from a drainage study of needed infrastructure improvements.

Refunding Bonds

Refunding the existing bonds and issuing new debt for the remaining amount will allow the City to issue the new bonds using the existing 1% sales tax.

Sales and Use Tax Extension

Extension of City Sales and Use Tax to finance capital improvements and secure repayment of capital improvement bonds.

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