Mar 12, 2024 - News

What's on deck at NWA city councils this week: E-bikes and a new park

Rogers City Hall

Rogers City Hall. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

What your local city councils plan to discuss Tuesday night:

Bentonville will vote on:

  • Approving a three-year, $750,000 grant from Walmart to support an e-bike program. The city has raised a total of $3.95 million for the program including $2.95 million from the Walton Family Foundation and $250,000 from the Walmart Foundation, according to city documents.

A $1.5 million agreement with Aptim for an e-bike rebate program.

Rogers will vote on:

  • A resolution expressing the willingness of the city to use federal funds for U.S. 71B sidewalk improvements from West Pleasant Grove Road to West New Hope Road. Total cost would be $5 million, of which the federal government would cover 80%.
  • Allowing Trash Creamery to install two metal park benches outside its new shop on South First Street.

Springdale will vote on:

  • An $880,206 contract with Milestone Construction Company to build Mill Street Park between Spring and Mill streets.
  • A contract with the Illinois River Watershed Partnership to establish creekside vegetation along Spring Creek to beautify the area from Ford Avenue to Meadow Avenue downtown. The total cost is $101,568, of which the city would pay $25,399. The partnership's restoration program would cover the rest.

If you go: 6pm at Bentonville and Springdale city halls and 6:30pm at Rogers City Hall.

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