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Bentonville bond issues pass during special election

Residents were asked to vote on several bond issues that include street and park improvements, plus additional training for police and firefighters.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Early voting in Bentonville began Tuesday (April 6) and voters passed all issues.  

Voters were asked to decide on an ordinance that would amend ordinance No. 2003-108, which would extend the 1% sales and use tax within the City of Bentonville used to finance capital improvements for municipal purposes and/or to pay and secure the repayment of capital improvement bonds approved by voters. 

The ordinance was adopted in June of 2003 and was originally levied to expire on Oct. 1, 2013. In 2007 voters chose to extend the tax until Dec. 31, 2032. 

Now the city council has determined that it would be in the best interest of the City to extend the levy of the tax until Dec. 31, 2046. 

Benton County residents will also be asked to vote on several bonds including street improvement, parks and recreational improvement, public safety radio communication system improvement, police and fire department training improvements, drainage and public library improvements.

Click here for more information on each of the bonds. 

Click here for the full election results. 

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article stated that voters would be casting ballots in a Benton County election. 

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