2020 Bond Project Information

Thanks to the voters of Bella Vista for approving these bond projects! We look forward to getting started right away to get these projects going! The 1% increase in sales tax will take effect starting July 1, 2020.

Municipal bonds will be available for purchase later this spring. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

The City Council on Nov. 18, 2019 approved an ordinance calling for a special election in March 2020, during the Primary Election. We will be asking voters to choose For or Against the issuing of bonds to pay for the cost of three public safety projects in Bella Vista, along with a 1% sales tax increase to go toward the payback of those bonds. The projects are:

  • A new Public Safety facility, which would house a new Police Department, the city's police, fire and EMS dispatch center as well as the Bella Vista District Court
  • A replacement fire station in the Branchwood area that would take the place of the outdated and too-small existing Station 3 on Glasgow Road and allow for enhanced fire and EMS protection in that area
  • A fire training complex that will create better trained, more accountable firefighters and provide a day-time manned fire station in an under-served part of the city

For questions specific to details about these projects, contact:

Fire Chief Steve Sims

Police Chief James Graves


UPDATED 10.28.19 Bond infographic 8.5x11