US-62 on the west side of Garfield, Arkansas

Garfield: A Northwest Travel Nexus

Discover the Garfield connection . . .

The City Hall of Garfield, Arkansas

 

                     Garfield City Hall . . .

                        the heart of City life

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Southern Garfield and nearby Beaver Lake

Nestled in the Ozarks: predawn blush viewed from southeastern Garfield, Arkansas

Nestled in the Ozarks

Predawn blush viewed
from southeastern Garfield 

Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve near Garfield, Arkansas

Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve

A place to relax . . .
a place to explore . . .
within and bordering
Garfield City limits

Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve near Garfield, Arkansas
Garfield Special Election in March 2020
City Sales and Use Tax Special Election in March 2020

At a special meeting of the Garfield City Council on November 21, 2019, two ordinances were passed by the City Council to acquire support for the City's water storage infrastructure needs.

The first ordinance (Ordinance 182) provides for the levying of a one-half percent sales and use tax in the City of Garfield. The second ordinance passed by the Council (Ordinance 183) set a date for a special election on the one-half percent sales and use tax in March 2020.

To read the minutes from the November 21st meeting of the Garfield City Council, Ordinance 182, and Ordinance 183, follow the link below.


 

December Calendar Overview for the City of Garfield, Arkansas

From Winter's Chill to Christmas Cheer, December Is Finally Here

Turn the calendar one more time in 2019. December has finally arrived! A thumbnail sketch of the month's events follows. Check the City of Garfield Calendar and related website posts for additional details as the month of December unfolds.

On Tuesday, December 10, starting at 6:00 PM, the Garfield City Council will meet in the Alderman Terry Warren Room of City Hall for the Council’s regular monthly meeting; the meeting will be open to the public. The agenda and meeting minutes for each monthly meeting are posted on the Council’s webpage.

Note that the Garfield Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, December 19, starting at 6:00 PM, rather than on the last Thursday of the month, due to the Christmas holiday.

At 10:19 PM (CST) on Saturday, December 21, the Winter Solstice will occur. This will mark the First Day of Winter. The coldest season will officially begin, but day length will soon increase.

To celebrate the Christmas holiday, Garfield City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25Christmas Day. Merry Christmas to all!

On New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, the Garfield City Hall will be open but will be closed on New Year's Day. 

As 2019 is concluded, and 2020 anticipated, may those in the Garfield community and our website visitors from other communities in the United States and around the world enjoy memorable moments with family and friends.

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The comforts of home

Home Comfort Experts Warm Winter's Chill with Quality Heating Services

The winter season may bring picturesque snowy landscapes but also comes with greater demands on indoor heating systems, and potentially higher energy bills.

All Weather Air Service is a locally owned business providing HVAC services to residents and businesses in Benton and Washington counties. For over 20 years, All Weather Air Service has been delivering heating and cooling solutions that combine quality products with quality installation and repair services.

Detailed estimates are tailored to property owners’ heating and cooling needs and based on expert assessments. All Weather Air Service carries a full line of Heil ® products: gas furnaces, heat pumps, fan coils, and air conditioners.

All Weather Air Service also provides useful information on its website for troubleshooting heating and cooling system problems and tips for reducing energy costs.

Installations by All Weather Air Service are backed by the company’s labor warranty, in addition to manufacturers’ warranties.

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Garfield City Council Gavel

New Trash Service and City Street Project Set for 2020

For several months the Garfield City Council has been reviewing a proposal by CARDS Trash Service for solid waste disposal in the City of Garfield.

A proposed ordinance to authorize a five-year contract with CARDS Trash Service was read, by title, at three consecutive regular meetings of the Council, from September through November 2019.

At the November 12th City Council meeting, the CARDS Trash Service ordinance was passed as Ordinance 181. As determined by Ordinance 181, the Solid Waste Franchise Agreement between the City of Garfield and CARDS Trash Service will be effective on January 1, 2020.

The contract with CARDS Trash Service will include residential and commercial solid waste disposal for citizens and City Water customers but will not include recycling or the yellow bag program.

In addition to other business conducted by the City Council at the November meeting, Mayor Gary Blackburn announced that $250,000 in street aide from the State of Arkansas has been approved for a project on North Wimpy Jones Road in Garfield. The State-funded street project is scheduled to begin in February 2020.

To read about other business conducted by the Garfield City Council at the November 12th meeting, and to read Ordinance 181 concerning the City’s contract with CARDS Trash Service, click Learn More below.

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Welcome to the City of Garfield Website!


Gary Blackburn, Mayor of Garfield, Arkansas, and faithful companion Smoki
Mayor Gary Blackburn and Smoki

Abraham Lincoln’s barber, William de Fleurville, was about to shave his beard, when Mr. Lincoln said, “Willie, let’s give them a chance to grow.” And grow they did.

I believe, the day will come when people will say, “They gave the City of Garfield a chance to grow and grow it did.”

On behalf of the Garfield City Council, I welcome you to our new City of Garfield website. I believe you will find the contents of this site to be informative, enlightening, and entertaining.

As you browse about, please pay attention to our local business partners. When you “Buy In Garfield,” you automatically become a B.I.G. Spender, and thereby further the growth of the City of Garfield.

If you are a first-time visitor to our website, I encourage you to browse content about the historic Garfield Elementary School, with its iconic Bell Tower, and our own Hamilton Park. Also, Garfield is near travel destinations in the region, including Beaver Lake, Lost Bridge Village, the Pea Ridge National Military Park, and the Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve. No trip to Northwest Arkansas would be complete without a visit to one or more of these local jewels.

Iconic Bell Tower of the historic Garfield Elementary School

Lastly, it is my hope that this website will be the “tie that binds us together,” as citizens, tourists, businesses, and government. God Bless America, and God Bless Garfield.


"Garfield is probably one of the only cities in America where ordinary citizens are reading ordinances and are actively participating in public meetings." (Andy Shook, Planning Commissioner)
"I love the Short Stop burgers and ice cream! We drive from Pea Ridge to get them!" (Connie Dingman of Pea Ridge)
"Garfield is . . . located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. . . . We love the small-town atmosphere and friendly people. We are just a few miles from Beaver Lake, as well as other cities. . . . Garfield is one of God's Blessings to us." (James Teeselink, Alderman)
"I pass through Garfield frequently from Southwest Missouri heading down to NWA. I love that your elementary school looks like a castle." (Adrienne Jones of Southwest Missouri)
"We love Garfield--a small, supportive community of 'Neighbors helping Neighbors.'" (Kathy Shook, Alderman)
"We moved our family to Garfield because of the natural beauty and ability to enjoy the outdoors in our own backyard." (Devin Mulvania of Garfield)
Love living in this small town by the lake :) it's beautiful here :) (Sherri McCasland, Serendipity Salon Owner)
"I love our location, Garfield address but just a few minutes from Pea Ridge and Rogers and yet close to the Lake and camping also!" (Cerena Rogers Pruitt of Garfield)
"Garfield is a laid back town and close enough to bigger towns for shopping." (Allen Koonce of Garfield, Arkansas)