Huge crowd opposes annexation

Hiwasse Community may look into incorporation to prevent being swallowed up by Bella Vista

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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A standing room crowd of almost 200 people filled the Hiwasse Fire Station meeting room Monday night to hear Bella Vista Countil members discuss that city's proposed annexation of the Hiwasse Community. The hour-long meeting answered few questions acceptably to residents, who vocalized opposition and who will be affected if an election is held and voters approve the plan. The measure to finalize putting the question on a ballot requires two more readings, Bella Vista City Council members Doug Farner and J. D. Shrum told the group.

A standing room crowd of almost 200 people filled the Hiwasse Fire Station meeting room Monday night to hear Bella Vista Countil members discuss that city's proposed annexation of the Hiwasse Community. The hour-long meeting answered few questions acceptably to residents, who vocalized opposition and who will be affected if an election is held and voters approve the plan. The measure to finalize putting the question on a ballot requires two more readings, Bella Vista City Council members Doug Farner and J. D. Shrum told the group.
Photo by Dodie Evans

What some estimated to be nearly 200 Hiwasse area residents were jammed into that community’s fire station meeting room Monday evening to voice their displeasure with Bella Vista.


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