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.
City Offices Closed
City offices will be closed for the Christmas holidays Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12/24-12/26/14.
Emergency services will remain operational.
No Trash Collection
There will be no trash collection next Wednesday, Thursday or Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. The transfer station will be open Saturday for free garbage drop off (with proof of residency).
Amnesty Week at the Library
Amnesty weeks will be December 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015. During this time, accrued fines on items that are presently checked out will be waived. Any items returned during this time will be covered by the amnesty. Items that have a charge because they are damaged will not be covered by the amnesty. Also, fines and fees that are currently on the record will not be waived.
There is always lots of activity at the Library! Take a look at the special events and movie times slated for the remainder of the year:
Library Events, December 2014
Library Movie List, December 2014
Cold weather tips to prevent freezing pipes
Pipes freeze due to quick drops in temperature, poor insulation and thermostats set too low. Both plastic and copper pipes can freeze and burst, and a cracked pipe can cause flooding, structural damage and mold. When pipes freeze, water in the pipes turns to ice and expands. The pressure causes cracks, and even a small one can leak 250 gallons in a day. Here are some tips you can follow that will help prevent freezing.
- Disconnect outside water hoses.
- Inspect outside faucets, and repair dripping or leaking faucets.
- If your home has an interior shut-off valveleading to outside faucets, close them and drain water from the pipes.
- Cover outside faucets with a faucet insulation kit available at home and garden stores.
- Apply heat tape around exposed pipes.
- Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight in sinks and bathtubs that have supply pipes that run along outside walls.
Siloam Springs Kayak Park
THE KAYAK PARK IS OPEN
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 ww.siloamspringskayakpark.com
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)