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BENTONVILLE -- Benton County planners on Wednesday approved plans for a trail to connect Siloam Springs to Lake Frances in Oklahoma.

The Planning Board approved a 1,000-foot section of a 10-foot wide concrete shared-use trail. The section of the proposed trail is outside of Siloam Springs.

The Planning Board voted unanimously to approve the site plan for the property at 5001 Wayne Trail. According to the plans, the trail area would be about 30 feet wide and 1,000 feet long. The proposed trail runs alongside the Kansas City Southern Railroad line.

Also Wednesday, the Planning Board reviewed plans for a water tank for Centerton. The 3-million-gallon storage tank would be built at 11681 and 11557 W. Arkansas 72, outside the city, on 3 acres near land near two other water storage tanks -- a 1.75 million gallon tank for the city and a 3.5 million gallon tank for the Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority.

According to Frank Holzkamper with Centerton Water Utilities the city has about 2.1 million gallons of storage and its daily water use regularly tops 2.5 million gallons. He said the state Health Department recommends having a storage capacity equal to at least one day's use in the event of an emergency that interrupts water supply. The new water tank is estimated to cost $4.8 million. Holzkamper said the utility hopes to break ground on the project by the end of this year.

The board set a public hearing for the plan at its Sept. 19 meeting.

The Planning Board also reviewed plans for an addition to Camp Acacia, a nonprofit camp facility for special needs children, at 9345 WPA Road between Decatur and Gentry. The facility was formerly known as Camp Joshua. The plans call for the addition of a 384-square-foot building to house an Americans with Disablities Act compliant restroom and utilities associated with a swimming pool under construction. The board also considered sidewalks recently built on the site.

The plans for the additions to the camp will be considered by the board in a public hearing at its Sept. 19 meeting.

General News on 09/12/2018

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