May 14, 2014
Mayoral Show & Tell for Conway City Council
During this primary early voting season, it’s not just the primary candidates who are telling everyone their views on various issues. Conway’s Mayor Tab Townsell used much of Tuesday’s City Council committee meeting to present his plan on how Conway pays for the estimated $18 million of roads and other improvements the new Central Landing...
Conway’s Mayor Tab Townsell used much of Tuesday’s City Council committee meeting to present his plan on how Conway pays for the estimated $18 million of roads and other improvements the new Central Landing shopping center requires.
Interestingly, it took only about 30 minutes to lay out Conway’s financial and tax base future for the next thirty years. Council members’ comments ranged from whether the info could go on the city website to supporting the Mayor’s selection of options.
Conway taxpayers, you’ll want to watch how it went here (and watch the rest of Townsell’s plan on our YouTube channel):
As part of its sale agreement for the old airport property, Conway must make three major street infrastructure improvements, estimated to cost about $18 million:
• an overpass from the old airport across I-40 to the Conway Commons shopping center,
• an access or frontage road connecting Central Landing to I-40 via the Oak Street interchange, and
• a road running west connecting the 151 acres to Bruce Street.