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  1. City Hall Business is None of Your Business​

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    November 3, 2011 by wcobserver

    The City of Fayetteville has begun issuing business licenses. The purpose of a city-issued license is to provide fire and police departments with information to ensure adequate emergency response and to provide data on the size and nature of the business and professional community. The license also ensures that business activity is confined to the appropriate zone. And of course, it is a source of revenue.

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  2. ‘Ask Me No Questions … ‘

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    October 20, 2011 by wcobserver

    The Water Commission paid back a portion of the $25,000 bailout they received from the West Fork General Fund in May of this year. A photocopy of the $15,000 check was included in the councilmember’  packets just in case there were any doubters. The remaining $10,000 is to be paid back next month according to the person in charge of water and sewer, Michael “Butch” Bartholomew.

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  3. Lead by Example

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    October 15, 2011 by wcobserver

    West Fork’s nine-member WestFest committee did more than give the town a successful festival. Even before the event ended, the committee was looking forward to the 2012 celebration. We hope the work by this group of dedicated and engaged citizens will serve as an example of foresight for other governmental bodies in West Fork.

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  4. Council Approves Loan for Ball Park

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    July 31, 2011 by wcobserver

    Code Enforcement Discussed By Renee Reed WEST FORK – City Council Members waded through loan details before approving an ordinance that will pave the way for a short term loan to complete the third planned phase of ball field improvements in Carter Park during its July 12 meeting. The loan, which is brokered by Stephens Inc. will complete fencing and lighting at Carter Park at an estimated cost of $400,000 for the third of four planned phases in the park. Michael McBryde of Stephens Inc. in Fayetteville said the interest rate of 3.5 percent was lower than had been anticipated and would save the city about $200 per month over what had initially been budgeted. McBryde said Arvest Bank would be financing the five year loan. Arvest Bank previously financed the Phase Two loan for the park. McBryde explanined to council members the difference between the loan and a bond; the loan does not require approval from voters. Tom Kieklak, the city’s attorney, explained that municipalities can only borrow up to five percent of its total of real estate owned, while a bond could go beyond this. Kieklak brought up the question of whether the amount of the Phase Three …

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  5. Council Seeks Compromise on Rezoning

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    July 23, 2011 by wcobserver

    City Council members sought common ground in their meeting Monday night in hopes of rendering a decision next month on a zoning appeal that seeks to build a single family home in an area zoned for heavy commercial use.

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  6. West Fork Water Losses Dip

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    June 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    Amid battling a financial crisis, West Fork’s Water and Wastewater Utility did get some good news last week. Unaccounted water losses have dipped to their lowest levels since July, 2009.

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  7. ​Zoning Discussion Continues

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    June 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    City council members weighed in on the planning commission’s recent stalemate that failed to decide on a rezoning request that would allow a home to built on property that is currently zoned for heavy commercial use.

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