Members of the Arkadelphia City Board are expected to receive additional information on the transportation plans for the city and the county during their Tuesday meeting.

Members of the Arkadelphia City Board are expected to receive additional information on the transportation plans for the city and the county during their Tuesday meeting.
Kevin Jester, chairman of the transportation committee for the Arkadelphia Alliance, will provide the board with an update on what steps are being taken to install a bypass system in the community.
During their Sept. 20 meeting, directors heard from Stephen Bell of the Arkadelphia Alliance and Representative Richard Womack on the steps that have been taken to install a bypass system. The need for the bypass has heightened with the announcement of Shandong Sun Paper, which will increase the number of log trucks coming through Arkadelphia.
Ward 1 Director Taylor Chaney requested a discussion for the board’s Oct. 4 meeting on how the city can raise the estimated $5 to 6-million for the bypass project.
Although a final decision was not reached, the board reviewed possible options on how to raise the necessary funds for a bypass system.
Other items on the agenda:
• Directors will hear from attending citizen Seth Kreves regarding a request to name something in Arkadelphia after Robert E. Lee.
• Nancy Anderson, director of grants and research with the City of Arkadelphia, will present a report on the city’s Storm Drain Grant wrap-up.
• Board members will have the third readings of an ordinance pertaining to the operation of mobile food trucks and of an ordinance regarding the possession of exotic animals.
• Directors will entertain the second reading of an ordinance to amen the city’s sanitation ordinance.
• A resolution condemning property at 1644 Crawford St. will be considered.
• Acting City Manager Brenda Gills will present her report, followed by future agenda items and routine business.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the boardroom of Arkadelphia Town Hall.