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  1. Water Losses Hit Lowest Level in Three Years

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    August 21, 2011 by wcobserver

    Unaccounted water losses continued to decline for the fourth month in a row, falling to their lowest levels in three years.

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  2. UA Begins Reactor Cleanup

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    August 19, 2011 by wcobserver

    The University of Arkansas has begun the process that will eventually restore the site of a defunct nuclear reactor back to greenfield status.

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  3. New Police Officer Hired

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    August 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    A new police officer hit Greenland streets on Monday and will serve as the Greenland School District’s Resource Officer after being confirmed by Greenland’s City Council in a special meeting held July 26.

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  4. ​West Fork Planning Finding Their Way

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    August 7, 2011 by wcobserver

    The learning curve for the newly reconstituted planning commission appeared to be leveling out as they undertook consideration of a conditional use permit and plowed through a thirteen item agenda at the July 21 meeting.

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  5. Sales Tax Sought to Fund Regional Transit

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    August 5, 2011 by wcobserver

    Plans are moving forward for a quarter-cent sales tax increase to appear on May’s primary election—but only in Washington County.

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  6. County Considers Emergency Alert System

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    August 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    Work is still going on behind the scenes for Washington County to have an emergency notification system, members of the Washington County Quorum Court learned during their July 14 meeting.

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  7. 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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