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  1. Editorial: Curious Clearing on Elkins Street

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    March 29, 2013 by wcobserver

    For a couple of days a few weeks ago a crew of city workers with chain saws and heavy equipment cleared a fence line on Elkins Street in northeast West Fork. The fence line is on property, coincidently, is owned by West Fork’s Ward 3 Council member Anita Lowry. There are several lingering questions about the project.

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  2. Editorial: Remember Last November

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    March 27, 2013 by wcobserver

    On November 6, 2012 the voters of West Fork overwhelmingly approved this ballot initiative: An initiative to Repeal West Fork City Ordinance 79, as amended by Ordinance 86; the City of West Fork is hereby authorized and directed to do everything necessary, proper, and expedient to dissolve the West Fork Waterworks and Sewer Commission, and establish a West Fork Municipal Water and Sewer Department overseen by the Mayor and City Council, to undertake the obligations and responsibilities of the West Fork Waterworks and Sewer Commission The Initiative that the voters approved by two thirds, instructed the City Council “to do everything necessary, proper, and expedient” to dissolve the current autonomous commission and have the water/wastewater utility brought under City oversight. It is the responsibility of the City Council, with the advice of the City Attorney to write an ordinance that will best accommodate the expressed wishes of the majority of voters and serve the citizens of West Fork for years to come. The City Council ignored the voters. Sit and take it or stand up.  

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  3. Low Fees Mean Less Revenue

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    March 27, 2013 by wcobserver

    Commercial building permit fees in West Fork are considerably lower than in neighboring towns. Does West Fork not need the revenue? See chart below.

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  4. Another Person’s Treasure

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    March 25, 2013 by wcobserver

    Another Person’s Treasure By Annie McCormick So it is said about trash. However, some trash is treasure. I was in the midst of thousands of square feet of it last weekend at the Fort Smith Flea Market. There were a few Winslowites there selling their items as well as many from our area searching for treasures. Rene Banks had some great vintage saddles and magazines for sale. I have favorites from almost all 20th century styles. Not so much Victorian and not anything from the 80s on, but I like Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Retro. “Retro” is from the 50s and 60s; also called the “Space Age.” Lots of turquoise, light green and pink combined with black. Cool stuff and lots of it at this flea market.

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  5. Permits & Licenses Issued

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    March 20, 2013 by wcobserver

    West Fork Business Licenses January 18   Lela Shipman,  Open Door Health &Community Services,  425 A N. Centennial Ave   February 15 Harps Grocery Store, 266 Tree Dog Lane   February 26  Andrea Jackson, Country Divas, 88 N. Centennial, suite 6   February 26  Greg Melancon, West Fork Veterinary Clinic, Po box 411 West Fork Building Permits January 22  931 N. Centennial Ave, Brandon Boggs, Erecting 3000sqft   zone I building estimated  cost $25,000, fee $63   March 1 274 Main St. J.D. Gass, Re-modeling, 720 sqft. Est. cost $20,000, fee $58, zone C   Greenland Businesses Licenses January 13  Scott Smity, 298 S. Main, J.A.W.S. Towing and Repair   Greenland Building Permits January 2  219 Peerson Ave. Fayetteville , new home est. 1232 SqFt.  cost $71,456,  fee $416

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  6. West Fork Community Center Income/Expences

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    March 19, 2013 by wcobserver

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  7. West Fork Community Center Usage Information

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    March 19, 2013 by wcobserver

    This Information about the West Fork Frank Wenzel Community Center along with usage statistics was presented to the West Fork City Council at their regular March meeting.

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