NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposed Ordinance No. 2014-11 of the City of Centerton, Arkansas; a full copy of which is available for public inspection at Centerton City Hall, 290 Main Street, Centerton, AR; will be considered at the regular meeting of the Centerton City Council at 6:00 PM on the 6thday of May, 2014.
The intent of the ordinance is to change the name of South Fish Hatchery Road and a portion of Ginn Road, from Centerton Boulevard (Hwy 102) south to Brookside Road, to South Main Street; and also, to change the name of Main Street (Hwy 102B), from Centerton Blvd. north to Hwy 72W, to North Main Street (Hwy 102B).
The City of Centerton Street Department is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Technician. All application must be received by 2:00 p.m. April 4 at the City Hall or Centerton Street Department.
Walmart Announces New Store in Centerton
Centerton Supercenter brings 300 additional jobs, affordable groceries
CENTERTON, Ark., Mar. 26, 2014 – Walmart today announced plans for a new store at Centerton Boulevard and South Fish Hatchery Road, creating a new option for residents seeking a job or wanting more affordable shopping options close to where they live or work. The Centerton Walmart will create approximately 300 local jobs and is expected to open in the summer of 2015.
“Walmart is proud to continue to be a part of the community of Centerton,” Walmart Sr. Manager of Public Affairs Erica Jones said, “While Centerton continues to grow along with the rest of Northwest Arkansas, Walmart will be there to provide its citizens with access to fresh food and general merchandise at everyday low prices.”
The 180,000-square-foot Centerton Walmart store will feature a full line of groceries as well as a bakery, delicatessen, frozen foods and meat, dairy and fresh produce sections. General merchandise areas include a full-service pharmacy, apparel and accessories, tire lube express, sporting goods, electronics, home, lawn and garden, fine jewelry and health and beauty.
“We are excited to see Walmart continue to play a part in the growth of our community” said Centerton Mayor Bill Edwards. “This new development will continue to improve the quality of life for our citizens and broaden our tax base.”
Like most new Walmart stores, the Centerton Walmart will include energy-efficient technology and environmentally friendly features to reduce energy and water consumption and minimize waste. The store will have a day lighting monitoring system in the grocery area. This system automatically and continuously dims all the lights as the daylight contribution increases.
The new store will be equipped with a water-cooled air handling unit serving the sales floor with state-of-the-art technology to remove moisture and provide fresh air for healthy indoor air quality. The system allows the store to operate at a higher summer temperature, use less energy, and allows the refrigeration system to operate more efficiently. Additionally, the heat generated by the refrigeration equipment is captured to heat water for use in food preparation areas of the store.
Walmart employs more than 48,901 people at its 107 Arkansas locations and the average wage for regular, full-time hourly associates in Arkansas is $12.16 per hour. Additionally, Walmart spent more than $11.5 billion for merchandise and services with suppliers in Arkansas last year alone. As a result of those relationships, the company supports an additional 52,107 supplier jobs in the state.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere -- in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our 11,302 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and ecommerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.
Good Morning, I wanted to give everyone some updates on upcoming projects and also some events happening this upcoming weekend, first of all our Outdoor Warning Devices will start to be installed this week, the crew was delayed on another project but we expect to have them installed except for one part this week, I will keep everyone updated on the progress. Also we are expecting severe weather on Wednesday and possibly Thursday and I would like everyone to take a minute and sign up for BC Alert, this is a free alert system and the good thing on this system you choose what alerts you would like to receive. Please sign up today at www.bcalert.com
Also this week on Thursday at 6:30 PM at the Centerton Fire Department located at 755 West Centerton Blvd, Dan Skoff, Chief Meteorologist from KNWA will be putting on a Storm Spotter and Weather Awareness Class, all are welcome, but seating is limited. Also on Saturday there will be a Grand Opening Event for Horton Tires located at 201 Commercial Street from 8am until 12 noon. There will be a Car and Bike Show and anyone who would like to enter are welcome to and there will be no charge. There will be food and prizes given away at the event.
Also this Saturday the Centerton Farmers Market will kick off, the location has been changed this year to the west side of Centerton Lake on the corner of Sienna Drive and Highway 102. There will be plenty of parking behind the Sonic and Bank of Centerton and there will be signs to direct you to the parking area. For further information please visit the markets website at www.centertonfarmersmarket.com
Also updated on a few other projects coming up, work is continuing on the new walking trail around Centerton Lake, good job to Rick Hudson, Parks Director and his crew for this project there will be a trail around the lake and also on the north side of the lake, a bridge has already been constructed to connect the trails and watch for more work to follow. Also a update on the Kinyon Sports Park which is located next to Gamble School, there will be a Project Meeting with the State on April 7th, and hopefully at this point we will be able to put the project out for bid. At the end there will be 4 baseball fields as the start of the project but more will be added as funds become available.
Thanks Mayor Bill
Good Afternoon. I wanted to give you a update on some activities coming up in the very near future, first of all we have a new business called Horton’s Tire and Auto, this was formally Larry’s Tire and Wheel located on Commercial Street here in Centerton, they will be having a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday April 5th from 8am until 12 noon there will be food, drinks and door prizes in addition there will be a Bike and Car Show as part of this event, everyone is welcome to attend.
Also Coffee with the Mayor will be held on April 12th at 9am here at City Hall, this will give you a chance to come and meet your elected officials and learn about great things going on in your community.
On April 19th the Centerton 4-H will have a Easter Egg Hunt here at the City park, I will confirm the times and post as we get closer, the 4-H is in need of candy for the eggs, if you can help donate please drop these items off at City Hall.
Then on May 3rd we will have our Annual Rabies Clinic here at the city park you can get rabies shots and other shots for your pets at a low cost, and also buy your Centerton Dog Tags here at this event also, you do not have to be a resident of Centerton to get the discounted shots, I will also post the time as we get closer.
Also please don’t forget to apply for the open positions for both the new Wal mart Neighborhood Market and also Casey’s here in Centerton, just scroll down the page for further information.
One last thing, the city has passed a No Solicitation ordinance, which means if you have a city issued No Soliciting sticker on your home or business and someone knocks on your door selling things, they can be fined, remember this only applies to folks requiring a business license to solicit like vacuum cleaner sales and such, no profit and churches are exempt from this. You can get decals at City Hall or at the Water Office.
Thanks Mayor Bill