Garfield: A Northwest Travel Nexus
Discover the Garfield connection . . .
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
On Monday, January 20, 2020, the Garfield City Hall was closed for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday holiday.
Since 1986, the third Monday in January, sometimes referred to as MLK Day, has been observed in the United States to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, a key leader in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. By nonviolent methods, Dr. King, a Baptist preacher, fought for civil rights for all people. He taught the importance of service to one's fellow man.
For the last 25 years, MLK Day has been set aside as the MLK Day of Service, a day for addressing needs in one’s community. Follow the link below to learn more about the 25th MLK Day of Service.
Whether you consider 2020 to be the first year of a new decade or hold the alternative view that 2020 is the tenth year in the decade that began with 2011, at the top of the year you have a chance to make a fresh start, to begin again. So, as you begin to make your January plans, check out the scheduled events in the City of Garfield.
On Wednesday, January 1, New Year’s Day, the City Hall will be closed. Happy New Year to all!
The first trash collection day in Garfield by CARDS Trash Service will be on Friday, January 3, since New Year’s Day falls on a weekday. Regular weekly trash collection will commence on Thursdays, starting on January 9. A copy of CARDS’ policies can be viewed here.
On Tuesday, January 14, 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.
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20, a national holiday. Dr. King was born on January 15.
The Garfield Planning Commission will meet on the last Thursday of the month, January 30, starting at 6:00 PM in the Alderman Terry Warren Room of City Hall.
Watch the City Calendar for important events each month.
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.
In April 2019, new water meters were installed for customers of the Garfield Water System. The new Hydrus electronic meters by Diehl enable accurate measurement of water usage.
Due to the cost of these advanced water meters and their installation, the Garfield City Council proposed an ordinance to establish fees for the repair or replacement of damaged water meter components.
The first reading of the proposed ordinance was made at the October 2019 meeting of the City Council. As noted by Mayor Gary Blackburn at the following monthly meeting, in November, the endpoints of some of the new water meters were being damaged by lawnmowers.
At the December 2019 meeting of the City Council, the proposed ordinance concerning damaged water meters was passed by a unanimous vote. The new ordinance, Ordinance 185, provides for a range of fees, from $50 to $885, that may be assessed for the repair and/or replacement of water meter components.
Water meter components include the electronic meter, container lid, connection cords, and radio.
In addition, the willful violation of the terms of Ordinance 185 may result in a penalty of up to $300.
To read more about the passage of Ordinance 185 and to access a copy of the ordinance, follow the Learn More 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.