The Arkadelphia City Board of Directors received first-hand information regarding the proposed plans to build the Henderson State University Credit Union.

The Arkadelphia City Board of Directors received first-hand information regarding the proposed plans to build the Henderson State University Credit Union.
During their Oct. 3 meeting, directors unanimously approved an ordinance to clear up the zoning on two lots on Pine Street. These lots, located near the intersection of 10th and Pine Streets will be developed for the future Henderson State University Federal Credit Union.
According to Ron Addington of Henderson State University, the Henderson Credit Union is not a department at HSU. It was established by a group of professors in June of 1970.
“We’ve had in our strategic plan, for several years, to purchase some property close to Henderson,” said Addington.
After reviewing several pieces of available properties, the decision was made to secure the property at 10th and Pine Streets.
“We were able to work with various landowners to purchase all of the properties at one time,” Addington said.
Due to the purchase of the property, a request was made to rezone the proper from C-2, Highway Commercial Use District to C-4 Office Commercial District.
“We plan to build a full-service banking/credit union building. It will be a nice facility,” Addington explained.
Plans are to start removing the house and trees on the property during the spring of 2018. He hopes to have the building ready for occupancy by next fall.
The credit union has one office located on the Henderson campus, while a second office is located at Dawson Cooperative. It employs four full-time employees and one part-time employee.
Other items addressed:
• Directors approved a resolution requesting the state’s department of transportation to name the new Highway 51/7 bridge the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
The Clark County Quorum Court recently passed a similar resolution with the same request to the state’s transportation department.
• Arkadelphia City Manager Gary Brinkley reported that city staff is working with the city’s water department regarding the installation of a 10-inch line along Red Hill Road. The line will aid the pressure plane in that part of town.