Siloam Springs city board to hear budget amendment for pond guardrail and landscaping

Town directors will hear a spending budget amendment in the course of Tuesday’s assembly regarding the set up of a guardrail and landscaping together the Highway 412 gateway pond.

Throughout the Sept. 7 board assembly, city staff members gave an update with regards to the addition of a guardrail all over the gateway pond intersection of Hwy 412 and East Principal Avenue as properly as installing landscaping (Spicata Liriope), in accordance to a employees report geared up by Metropolis Engineer Justin Bland on Oct. 8.

If authorised, the guardrail will be put in by Time Striping Inc., Bland claimed in a comply with-up email. Installation would take place 4-8 weeks next acceptance of the budget amendment.

An raise of expenditure for the money outlay in the Basic Fund will arise if authorised in the total of $24,431, the report states.

The board reviewed the solutions personnel offered and made a decision on putting in 275 feet of Cor-ten guardrail on the Hwy 412 aspect of the pond, the report states.

This would get started about midway around the curve in the pond wall on the south side and increase to the northeast to a stage powering the shadow of the welcome signal, the report states. Landscaping would be set up among the guardrail and the major of the pond wall, the report states.

A resolution was accepted in April of this year by the city board to check with the Arkansas Division of Transportation (ArDOT) to location a guardrail at the retention pond in close proximity to the “Welcome to Siloam Springs” sign on U.S. Freeway 412.

The resolution is owing to two separate car or truck mishaps that resulted in cars crashing into the pond, as well as a mower crashing into the pond in Might, producing the injury of a town worker.

A vehicle crashed into the pond on Jan. 1, 2019, and was flipped upside down, main to the loss of life of 11-year-old Tyner Levi Hammett.

On March 18 of this 12 months a 2nd auto crashed into the retention pond and the driver was arrested in connection with driving while intoxicated and was not transported to the medical center, in accordance to the Siloam Springs Police Division.

A metropolis employee was wounded although mowing at the pond when their mower overturned into the pond on Might 3. The worker was critically injured and transported via ambulance to Northwest Regional Medical Çenter in Springdale.

The bid for the guardrail does not involve the auguring of the holes for the guardrail posts, the report states. This function will be carried out by the electric department with digger trucks, the report states.

Additionally staff is nevertheless performing on ideas for the bushes in entrance of the guardrail so that cost is not involved, the report states.

In the fascination of timing workers would like to convey that notion to the town board in the in close proximity to potential with an supplemental budget amendment as wanted, the report states.

Town administrators will also focus on and vote on the subsequent objects:

Consent agenda

• Workshop minutes for the Oct. 5 workshop.

• Frequent meeting minutes for the Oct. 5 conference.

• Resolution 53-21 about the participation in the settlement of an opioid circumstance with the Arkansas Municipal League’s Municipal Lawful Defense Software.


• Inserting Ordinance 21-20 regarding the holiday of an unnamed right-of-way for 613 East University Road on its second looking at.

• Positioning Ordinance 21-21 concerning rezoning 613 E. University St. from I-1 (Industrial) to R-3 (Household Two-Spouse and children) on its next studying.

Staff experiences

• Board 2021-2022 board objectives update.

• Chamber of Commerce 3rd quarter report.

• Main Street Siloam Springs third quarter report.

• Siloam Springs Heritage Museum 3rd quarter report.

• Administrator’s report.

• Government session/town administrator employment.