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story.lead_photo.caption The area within the bold lines on the south, east and west is the proposed line for area which Bella Vista (to the north and east) wishes to annex into the newly incorporated city. If approved, Hiwasse would become a part of Bella Vista.

The future of Hiwasse, a community that has played an integral part in Benton County history for more than a century, may be in doubt if a plan announced by the city of Bella Vista is successful.

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News, Pages 1 on 11/16/2011

Print Headline: Will Hiwasse be swallowed up?

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I attended the Bella Vista City Council meeting tonight regarding the annexation of Hiwasse. I was disappointed in the lack of professionalism in which this matter was handled by the City Council and Mayor of Bella Vista, AR. Alderman (woman) Hutchinson, all but called the citizens of Hiwasse illiterate. The Mayor was rude in his dealings with us.
Notice for this topic on the agenda of this particular meeting was posted in the Bella Vista newspaper. We live in Hiwasse and do not subscribe to their newspaper, therefore adequate notice wasn't given to our citizens. Bella Vista is greedy - they claim they want to annex us so they can obtain "commercial property" from the bypass. Give up your darn golf courses along Hwy 71 - there's your commercial property. We don't want Bella Vista here - how many times do we have to tell you this. Go away please. You have nothing to offer us but POA fees and restrictions. You claim we will be "grandfathered in," well that's bogus. When the first chicken farmer sells his stock for the season and his chicken houses are empty, then he will be prevented from purchasing more stock. We know the tricks - please Hiwasse residents, vote against this. Bella Vista residents - please vote against this to0. Hiwasse is a farming community that's been around for well over a 120 years. We aren't asking you to join our community; please don't force us to join yours.

Posted by: ConnieB

November 21, 2011 at 10:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )