Located in Northwest Arkansas, Siloam Springs is a vibrant and growing community. With a spirit of volunteerism, friendly atmosphere, and abundant natural beauty, Siloam Springs offers a high quality of life in a setting that is unique and attractive. City services and strong local government make Siloam Springs a clean, safe and enjoyable place to live and work.
Parks and Recreation Event
Saturday, September 20th, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Dogwood Springs Trail - Bob Henry Park
Chalk-It-Up is a free event for children of all ages who are interested in art. Activities planned include sidewalk chalk, card making, Play-Doh, making bead jewelry and two Caricaturists.
Pardon Our Progress - Parks & Rec Updates
The small white pavilion located in Twin Springs Park next to the Hoffman building will be undergoing restoration work for the next two weeks.
The large spiral slide located at the Bob Henry Park playground is damaged. A replacement slide has been delivered and will be installed within the next two weeks.
4th Annual Tailwaggers 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Animal Lovers, unite! Join us for Tailwaggers' 4th Annual 5K Run/1-Mile Walk Saturday, September 27th at 9:00 am. We will meet at Bob Henry Park. You may pre-register for the event prior to 9/22/14 for $15 or register after the 22nd for $20.00. For further information, please call (479) 238-3612 or register on line at: http://tinyurl.com/lppzyae.
FALL CLEAN UP WEEK - 9/29/14 - 10/3/14
Fall Cleanup Week has been set for September 29 – October 3, 2014. Cleanup items need to be placed by the curb no sooner than Saturday, September 27th, and no later than 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29th. Acceptable items include: appliances, furniture, mattresses, up to 4 used tires (without rims), etc… will be collected curbside. Please bag or box all items possible.
Paints, chemicals, fertilizers, household cleaners, batteries, oils, and fluorescent light bulbs must be taken to the Transfer Station at 1108 E. Ashley on Friday, October 3rd from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. There will be a $5.00 charge per load. For limits on quantities, please see our website at www.siloamsprings.com.
Electronics (TV’s, computers, monitors, microwaves, printers, fax machines, stereos, etc…) must also be taken to the transfer station at 1108 East Ashley for free disposal with proof of residency.
Yard waste is not included in the spring cleanup, but will be picked up on the regular monthly schedule. Please call 479-524-8512 for more information.
*PLEASE NOTE! CITY CREWS WILL ONLY BE MAKING ONE SWEEP OF THE CITY. PLEASE HAVE YOUR ITEMS OUT FOR PICKUP MONDAY, SEPT. 29TH BY 7:00 A.M. ONCE THE CITY TRUCKS HAVE COME THROUGH YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, THEY WILL NOT BE RETURNING!*
Mobile Vending Proposed Amended Ordinance
The City of Siloam Springs is considering updating Chapter 22 of the Municipal Code with respects to mobile food vending units, also referred to as “food trucks”.
The most recent draft of this document is here:
Mobile Vending Proposed Ordinance Amended (pages 11-13).
Please contact the Senior Planner, Ben Rhoads, at 238-0927 for comments or questions.
Business License Renewal
Notices have been mailed from the City Clerk’s Office for your 2015 Business Privilege License.
If your address has changed or you have relocated your place of business, please notify our office. If you have a new business located in Siloam Springs and were unaware of the license requirement, please contact our office for an application.
A business privilege license shall be required of any person who shall engage in, carry on or follow any trade, business, profession, vocation or calling, within the corporate limits of the City, unless exempt by state/city law (Siloam Springs Ordinance No. 13-19). There is no yearly renewal fee, but late fees are assessed if not renewed by October 15, 2014.
If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s office or call 479-524-5136.
Siloam Springs Kayak Park
The Siloam Springs Kayak Park is a nearly $2 million investment from the Walton Family Foundation. It offers 600 feet of engineered river, which expanded and created two distinct rapids. There are also fully accessible paved trails along the Illinois River, picnic tables, a climbing boulder for kids, changing rooms and a family swim area with riverside seating. To view responses to some frequently asked questions about the park, please click here:
Siloam Springs Kayak Park FAQs
Directions to the SSKP
From Highway 412 in Siloam Springs, take Lincoln Street (Highway 59 South) south 1.9 miles to Devor Road. Take a left on Devor Road and travel .4 miles to Fisher Ford Road. Turn right on Fisher Ford Road and follow it all the way to the park. Address is 19253 Fisher Ford Road.
Visit the new Siloam Springs Kayak Park website at www.siloamspringskayakpark.com
Board of Directors Oppose Possible Millage for EMS Service to Rural Benton County
Says City Residents will be Unfairly Charged
By the request of City Administrator David Cameron, Siloam Springs Board members stood in unison against the suggestion of a countywide millage to pay for Benton County ambulance services to unincorporated parts of Benton County.
To review details regarding this topic as well as how to offer opinions, please click here:
Board of Directors Oppose Possible Millage for EMS Service to Rural Benton County Spring 2014
CitySafe Presents: Emergency Planning
CitySafe is a public safety initiative to help prepare the residents of Siloam Springs for all types of emergencies. We want this city to be the safest community possible with a resilient citizenry. The CitySafe initiative will educate residents, businesses and visitors about preparedness and planning.
Have you and your family planned for emergencies?
Tornados, straight-line winds, train derailments, natural disasters and civil unrest are all possible in Siloam Springs. We recommend you start with a plan and then practice your emergency plan with your family. Here are some ideas to get you started.
The video is a first in the CitySafe series and goes over the basics of how to take shelter during a tornado.
This Emergency Preparedness Brochure gives you the basics of what you might need during an emergency.
It can be downloaded by clicking below:
Emergency Preparedness flyer (3-26-14)