November 30, 2016 EditionAlso in this issue...
All in a week
Mayor Charles Snapp reports some good news for Walnut Ridge. He stated, "Last week we received the sales tax notice for Walnut Ridge for taxes paid to the state through October 23. When compared to 2015 for the same time period, there was an $11,000 increase in the city's one percent and a $4,000 in our portion of the county tax ..."
"The October check would include a full month from Tractor Supply and nine days from Taco Bell. If we can get a few more retail businesses and a hotel, just imagine what could be done for street overlay, drainage improvements and a splash pad, or water park, not to mention, with proper management of the funds, there would be no reason to increase property taxes."
Mayor Snapp also reported that Walnut Ridge has been named #16 in the safest cities in Arkansas. The designation is by SafeWise Report of Salt Lake City in its Nov. 28 release of the "20 Safest Cities in Arkansas." To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2014 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 3,000 people.
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