POA needs to provide reliable dump
I became a homeowner in Bella Vista in 2010. I quickly learned that the trash haulers here, unlike the haulers in Tulsa, would not pick up bags of yard clippings. I was supposed to go to a stump dump. The POA website told me that there were three dumps. I drove to the closest one, which had been closed. The POA had failed to update their website.
However, I found my way to the Trafalgar Road stump dump, which served my purpose. But I learned that that stump dump kept unreliable hours. Rain or extreme wetness was supposed to be the factor that affected its availability, but it was frequently closed at other times for no apparent reason.
But, thank heaven, there was the Highlands stump dump way out west — and it was always open! But there came a day when the POA started putting hours on it. Bummer!
Now we’ve lost Highlands — our only remaining dump. We have none! I understand that the POA wasn’t responsible for this closing, but I do think it is responsible for providing us at least one reliable dump. It’s ridiculous that we are being directed to Bentonville or Springdale for this purpose.
It seems that Bella Vista is full of grouchy old people. I guess I’m now part of the club. Since 2010 I’ve voted for every increase in POA assessments, but that string will come to an end unless we get a stump dump very soon. I will not support an organization that doesn’t do its job.
Sandy Wylie Bella Vista