How will it be paid

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - Source: Staff re­port

Roy Decker, prin­ci­pal-in-charge of Du­vall Decker, said in a let­ter to the city the bud­get goal for con­struct­ing the crim­i­nal jus­tice build­ing and ren­o­vat­ing the city ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing is $27.5 mil­lion.

City lead­ers hope to pay for the com­plex with a 2018 bond is­sue. The bond also would pay for ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing ren­o­va­tions.

Wy­man Mor­gan, city ad­min­is­tra­tive and fi­nan­cial ser­vices di­rec­tor, es­ti­mates res­i­dents will be asked to vote on the is­sue in Fe­bru­ary or March next year. The com­plex and ren­o­va­tion will be among many projects in the bond is­sue, which also will likely in­clude a new an­i­mal shel­ter, two to three new fire sta­tions, a north­west park and road im­prove­ment, Mor­gan re­cently said. “Right now, we’re es­ti­mat­ing we can fund $140 mil­lion worth of projects,” Mor­gan said.

The bond would be a con­tin­u­a­tion of a sales tax the city levied for the first time in 2004 to pay for $105 mil­lion in road im­prove­ments, Mor­gan said.

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