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Optimist Club backs bond rededication

Posted: July 8, 2014 - 6:57pm

The Conway Morning Optimist Club passed a resolution at their meeting on Tuesday to support the bond issue in the special election set for Sept. 9.

“We’re a civic club who is stepping up in support of it and we hope others will follow,” said C.H. Turner, president of the Conway Morning Optimist Club.

Based on proposed plans to develop Southeast Conway with new retail stores, neighborhoods and an increase in jobs, it will be a big challenge to manage traffic flow, Turner said.

During the election, voters will decide whether to rededicate a 1/8 cent sales tax bonded until 2021 out to 2044 to fund road improvement projects tied to the proposed Central Landing mixed-use redevelopment of the Conway Municipal Airport as well as the Lewis Crossing shopping center on Amity Road.

If the street improvements are not built the Central Landing developers, Jim Wilson & Associates, would be able to back out of their contract.

The rededicating of bonds will allow the City of Conway to build an overpass bridge that will connect Bruce Street and Elsinger Boulevard, essentially connecting Conway Commons to Central Landing, and will finance the rest of construction for the Southern Interchange.

“Be it resolved that the Conway Morning Optimist Club be on record to support the rededication of City bond issues to make this happen — approved July 8, 2014.”

(Staff writer Michelle Corbet can be reached by email at michelle.corbet@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1215. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 07/08/14 - 08:22 pm
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Blackmail

A tad off subject I guess but anyone besides me think the City Administration and the City Council has put all of its citizens into a situation where they appear they have to vote for this or the world will come to an end? I think and have stated before they have got themselves into a twit and we are supposed to help them out of it. Sorry I did not sign off on it.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 07/09/14 - 09:31 am
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SSDD

It's the same old song and dance. They spend money faster than they can get it and then go raving about how the sky is falling and a new tax needs to be added or an expiring one needs to be re-dedicated.

lachowsj
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lachowsj 07/09/14 - 09:00 am
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Agree

Agree that the process was a bit bass ackwards. The final result would have likely been the same.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 07/09/14 - 02:17 pm
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wow

A lot of "Christmas tree" hate on this thread. :)

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 07/09/14 - 03:26 pm
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conwaygerl

Give me a little slack. I do not hate. I despise slight of hand,poor planning, and stupidity.

Diogenes
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Diogenes 07/09/14 - 04:46 pm
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Yep

And it seems we never touched on the city buying those three solar trash cans at 6 grand apiece. Syracuse NY doesnt care for their solar trash cans and they only paid 4 grand a piece for theirs. Kinda makes you wonder.

http://thecabin.net/news/local/2013-08-28/modern-trash-compactor-alterna...

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/07/phillys_4000_big_belly_tr...

At least the pretty statues have scrap value, but it wouldn't cover the cost of badly needed street stripeing.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 07/09/14 - 03:58 pm
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Huh

Real lack of optimism here

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 07/09/14 - 04:46 pm
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Yep

Welcome to the Pessimist Club. We thought about having weekly meetings but didn't figure anyone would show up.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 07/09/14 - 09:10 pm
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Bravo!

Well played sir!

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 07/10/14 - 08:27 am
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Hmm

I think you're just saying that. ;)

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