Garfield: A Northwest Travel Nexus
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Garfield City Hall . . .
the heart of City life
Southern Garfield and nearby Beaver Lake
Nestled in the Ozarks
Predawn blush viewed
from southeastern Garfield
Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve
A place to relax . . .
a place to explore . . .
within and bordering
Garfield City limits
The Garfield City Council met for its regular monthly meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The meeting was open to the public.
The Council received feedback from Scott Borman, General Manager of the Benton and Washington Regional Public Water Authority, about the impact of recently passed Ordinance #180, which regulated vehicle dimensions and load weights for trucks moving on roads within the City limits of Garfield. In response to the reported inhibitory impact of the ordinance on a water storage tank project in Garfield, the City Council voted to repeal Ordinance #180.
To learn more about the business conducted at the April City Council Meeting, follow the Learn More link below.
At the Garfield City Council Meeting in April, Water Clerk Stacy Thompson presented the water report for the month of March. New water meters were installed in March during the normal meter reading time. Consequently, water loss during this period was based on estimates.
Mayor Gary Blackburn announced that an official with Pea Ridge Military Park has indicated that the Park will help reimburse the City of Garfield for water loss due to a leak at the Park, once contractors have repaired the water line.
To learn more about the March water report and other business conducted at the April City Council Meeting, follow the link below.
On April 25, 2019, there will be a public forum at City Hall, starting at 6 PM. The Garfield Planning Commission has scheduled the forum to provide the public with an opportunity to give feedback about possible changes to the City's zoning regulations for residential areas.
Currently, lots in residential zoning districts in Garfield are required by Ordinance #153: The City of Garfield Zoning Ordinance to be a minimum of 1 acre in size. The citizens of Garfield will consider a reduction in the minimum lot size to one half acre, for lots that pass a percolation test for an adequate soil absorption rate.
To learn more about the April public forum and Ordinance #153, follow the link below.
Welcome to the City of Garfield Website!
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.
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.