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Posted on: April 9, 2020

3% Fee Suspended, Late Fees and Shut Offs Discontinued

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Beginning April 13 through June 11, the 3% fee charged by the City to residents paying bills with credit cards is suspended. The City will continue to not charge late fees on utility bills and will continue to not shut off utilities. These both have been ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/9/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Press Conference 4/9/2020 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg-qMqmycAM 

Governor Hutchinson: 

  • Thank you to workers at Department of Workforce Service. Working with those who are seeking unemployment. Thank you for...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/8/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Press Conference 4/8/2020 

Data and case numbers- 

  • 1023 cases today 

  • Added Franklin County 

  • 76 hospitalized (two more than yesterday) 

  • 68 in nursing homes (7 more than yesterday) 

  • 30 on ventilators ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Governor Hutchinson Press Conference 4/7/2020

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Governor Press Conference 4/7/2020 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0P0HXEp98A 

Special thanks to the childcare workers who are taking a special effort to provide childcare for those who are in essential service...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor Announces April 7 Board of Directors Meeting will be Virtual

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Siloam Springs Mayor John Mark Turner has announced that the April 7 meeting of the Board of Directors will take place in a virtual setting, via Zoom Video Conferencing. Using Zoom Video Conferencing, residents will be able to join the meeting online or b...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/6/2020 Press Conference

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Governor press conference 4/6/2020  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS2Kb4V8U3I  

Case update: 

  • 830, now 875 cases 
  • 74 hospitalizations  
  • Added Izzard County 
  • 16 deaths 
  • 102 recovered (5 mo...
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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/5/2020 Press Conference

Dr. Smith, Arkansas Director of the Department of Health stands in front of a podium with the Arkans

Governor Press Conference 4/5/2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGLeGLkW5jY

COVID-19 update 

Speakers:  

  • Dr. Nate Smith 
  • Heather Larking, Ex Director of Arkansas Community Foundation 
  • Laurie Landrow, Pres, CEO of Entergy&...
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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/4/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Press Conference 4/4/2020 

COVID19 Data: 

People are paying attention and doing what they need to do 

It adds to the stress on our economy and business, specifically tourism 

  • 701 yesterday, 743 cases today ...
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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Governor Hutchinson 4/3/2020 Press Conference

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Governor Press Conference 4/3/2020 

COVID 19 

  • Total 646 yesterday, up to 704 cases total 4/3/2020 
  • Hospitalizations: 71, up 5 from yesterday 
  • 26 on ventilators, up 3  
  • Total of 12 deaths, same as yesterday ...
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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Governor Hutchinson COVID-19 Press Conference 4/2/2020

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Governor Hutchinson Press Conference 4/2/2020 

COVID 19 

  • Cases: 643, up 59 from yesterday 

  • Hospitalizations: 66 

  • Total deaths: 12 (8 are 65+, 4 are 19-65) 

  • Recoveries: 47 

Sheltering in pla...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

A Message from Mayor John Mark Turner and City Administrator Phillip Patterson

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A message from City of Siloam Springs Mayor John Mark Turner and City Administrator Phillip Patterson: 

The City of Siloam Springs continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and take our direction from Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas Departm...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Governor Hutchinson Talks Projections

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Governor Hutchinson spoke about modeling and projections of COVID-19 cases during his /3/31/2020 press conference. There’s some good news for Arkansas. "Let’s follow the guidelines from the CDC and Dr. Smith and the Arkansas Healt...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Governor Hutchinson's COVID-19 4/1 Press Conference

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 Per Governor Hutchinson’s COVID-19 press conference today (4/1/2020)

COVID-19 data today:  

  • 584 cases 
  • 56 hospitalized 
  • 25 on ventilators 
  • 10 total deaths 
  • Over 800 tests in the last 24 h...
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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Helpful Information from the CDC on how to Disinfect Properly

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Here’s some helpful information about how to properly disinfect. 

 

There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently kno...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City of Siloam Springs Restrictions and Closings Extended through April 17

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The City of Siloam Springs is working to keep city employees, residents and visitors to Siloam Springs safe during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.   

Based on the Governor’s decision to extend school closing through April 1...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Gatherings of More Than Ten Prohibited

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Per Governor Hutchinson’s Executive Order: "All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are subject to the following directives and exceptions:

Due to the high risk o...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Park Amenities Closed, Trails Remain Open

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Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. the City of Siloam Springs will close park amenities. This includes all playground equipmentbasketball courts, tennis courts, skateb...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Barber Shops, Salons, Nail Salons, Massage Therapists, Tattoo Studios to Close March 24

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Dr. Nate Smith, Director and State Health Officer for the Arkansas Department of Health has issued a directive that barber shops, beauty shops, salons, nail salons, massage parlors, massage therapists, and tattoo parlors are ordered to close beginning Tue...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Wipes, Paper Towels Causing Clogs; Could Lead to Sewer Line Backups

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City crews are experiencing an increase in clogged lines due to "flushable" wipes. Clogged lines from wipes and additional rubbish could cause sewer lines to back up in your house. 

While wipes are marketed as flushable, these are still ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Update: District Court/ Court Offices Closed Through April 17

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Due to COVID-19 and the practice of social distancing, the Siloam Springs District Court is closed through April 17th.  

All court cases will be rescheduled by staff. If you have a pending case and would like to check on the status, please contact...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

UPDATE: City Board Meeting will be Virtual

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UPDATE: 

Siloam Springs Mayor John Mark Turner has announced that the April 7 meeting of the Board of Directors will take place in a virtual setting, via Zoom Video Conferencing. Using Zoom Video Conferencing, residents will be able to join the me...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Ark. Dpt. of Parks, Heritage & Tourism Announces Closings, Limitations

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Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Announces Closings and Limiting of Some ServicesLITTLE ROCK—Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), today announced that ADPHT is instituting closings an...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Office Access Limited; Appointments Only

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Effective at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, all City buildings will have limited access to members of the public. We will be seeing customers only on an appointment basis, and then only one at a time. Appointments can be made by ca...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Governor Hutchinson's COVID-19 3/19 Press Conference

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Per Governor Asa Hutchinson’s press conference on Thursday, March 19, 2020: 

  • Arkansas K-12 schools will be closed through April 17 and then reevaluated based on the current health information. Education will continue through alternative ...
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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Bars and Restaurants Closed (Carry out only), Indoor Venues Only Open for Essential Business

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Governor Hutchinson announced today in a press conference that bars and restaurants in the state will be closed for dine-in. Carryout and delivery services will be available.

Indoor venues, such as gyms, will be closed to non-essential functions, according...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Updated 3/19/2020 COVID-19 Testing Sites Open

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COVID-19 testing sites are now open in Northwest Arkansas. Patients with a fever, cough or shortness of breath should call and make an appointment to get screened. Anyone with concerns should call 1-855-438-2280.

(new) Mercy Hospital

2710 S Rife Medical Ln, ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Benton County Satellite Convenience Center Suspends Operation

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The Benton County Satellite Convenience Center is suspending the operation of the Siloam Springs location for the foreseeable future amid COVID-19 concerns. 

In an effort to maintain the health and safety of citizens and the District employees, Be...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Temporary Curbside/Carryout Parking Only Signs

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Please note the "Curbside/Carryout Parking Only" signs throughout town. These signs are to help businesses that only have public parking temporarily reserve space for their customers. Please avoid parking in these spaces unless you are utilizing...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City-Wide Public Health Emergency

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Siloam Springs City Administrator Phillip Patterson has declared a city-wide Public Health Emergency. "We must work together to uphold the health of our community by responding to COVID-19 appropriately. This includes social distancing, which has bee...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Emergencia de Salud Publica en Toda la Ciudad

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Administrador de la ciudad de Siloam Springs Phillip Patterson ha declarado una Emergencia de Salud Publica en toda la ciudad. “Debemos trabajar juntos para defender la salud de nuestra comunidad respondiendo a COVID-19 adecuadamente. Esto inclu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Parks and Rec Events Cancelled or Postponed

CANCELLED

Siloam Springs Parks and Recreation will cancel or postponne all Parks and Recreation events and programming for the next 2-6 weeks effective immediately. TWe are doing what we can to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including imposing social distancing ...
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Posted on: March 16, 2020

The Siloam Springs Virtual Library is Always Open

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While the Library may be closed, our digital resources are always available.

Thousands of e-books and audio books are available through Arkansas Library to Go.  https://lib2go.overdrive.com/

Magazines and audio books are available through RBDigital...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 and Its Effect on Our Community

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Siloam Springs officials has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and its effect on our community. We understand the concerns that many are experiencing, and the City is committed to responding to the needs of our residents and employees as this situati...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

The City is Requesting Your Assistance

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In response to COVID-19, the City of Siloam Springs would like to ask for your assistance when paying your utility bill.  When possible, please utilize one of the following pay methods:  pay by mail, online at www.xpressbillpay.com, by d...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

The City takes the health, safety, and welfare of our residents and employees very seriously

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The City takes the health and safety of our residents and employees very seriously. We’re taking proactive steps to protect our community from COVID-19, the coronavirus. This includes: providing accurate and timely information to the public; coo...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

CDC Coronavirus Prevention & Treatment

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published prevention guidelines we would like to share.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, th...
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Posted on: January 3, 2020

City Gives Away Downed Trees (With Permit)

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Beginning Monday, January 6th, residents can take logs (from downed trees from the tornadoes) to use for firewood or other projects Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Residents first MUST get a free permit from the Public Works office located ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Wastewater Treatment Plant Team Featured

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One of the things that we don't talk about often is the wastewater treatment plant. Most people don't think about what happens down line from their drains and toilets. We rely on an incredibly talented team to make sure our wastewater is safely treated. H...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

2019 Year In Review

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Every year, the City of Siloam Springs reviews completed projects, accomplishments, events and milestones. Attached you can read the 2019 Year in Review for the City of Siloam Springs. Each resident and business will also receive a hard copy inserted into...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Outdoor Warning System Testing Changes Days

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The City of Siloam Springs will change the days of outdoor warning system to the first Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. beginning December 2. “Historically we have tested sirens on the first Friday of every month. We’re going to change...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Benton County Solid Waste Satellite Convenience Center Dates and Hours Change

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The Benton County Solid Waste Satellite Convenience Center changed dates and hours of operation to the first and third Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning November 1, 2019. The Convenience Center is located next to the Transfer S...

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