Located in Northwest Arkansas, Siloam Springs is a vibrant and growing community. With a spirit of volunteerism, friendly atmosphere, and abundant natural beauty, Siloam Springs offers a high quality of life in a setting that is unique and attractive. City services and strong local government make Siloam Springs a clean, safe and enjoyable place to live and work.
Two intersections will have lane closures, flaggers and delays for improvements. They are Jefferson & Dogwood and University & Dogwood. This will last for several days starting October 30. Weather permitting, this project should be completed by Monday, November 3rd. Thank you.
Calling All Kids!
Don your scariest costume and gather your goodie bag! It's almost time for the Downtown Trick or Treat event Friday afternoon, October 31st, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cold weather tips to prevent freezing pipes
Pipes freeze due to quick drops in temperature, poor insulation and thermostats set too low. Both plastic and copper pipes can freeze and burst, and a cracked pipe can cause flooding, structural damage and mold. When pipes freeze, water in the pipes turns to ice and expands. The pressure causes cracks, and even a small one can leak 250 gallons in a day. Here are some tips you can follow that will help prevent freezing.
- Disconnect outside water hoses.
- Inspect outside faucets, and repair dripping or leaking faucets.
- If your home has an interior shut-off valveleading to outside faucets, close them and drain water from the pipes.
- Cover outside faucets with a faucet insulation kit available at home and garden stores.
- Apply heat tape around exposed pipes.
- Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight in sinks and bathtubs that have supply pipes that run along outside walls.
City Board OKs Mobile Food Vendor Ordinance
To view or print a copy of the ordinance, please click here:
Ordinance 14-22 Mobile Food Vendors
There is always lots of activity at the Library! Take a look at the events slated for November, 2014:
Library Events, November 2014
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Daylight Savings Time will end officially at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Please plan to adjust your clocks back one hour at bedtime the night before.
Parks and Recreation Event Update
Turkey Trot 5K and One Mile Fun Run
Saturday, November 22nd, 8:00 a.m.
Starting Line: Washington Street in front of Sager Creek Vegetable Company
Pre-Registration $15.00 through November 21st
Student Registration $12.00
Day of Race $20.00
Fun Run FREE
Entry forms and course maps are available at the Parks and Recreation office or may be downloaded by accessing the links below:
Turkey Trot Registration, 2014
Turkey Trot Map, 2014
Business License Renewal
If you have a new business located in Siloam Springs and were unaware of the license requirement, please contact our office for an application.
A business privilege license shall be required of any person who shall engage in, carry on or follow any trade, business, profession, vocation or calling, within he corporate limits of the City, unless exempt by state/city law (Siloam Springs Ordinance No. 13-19).
If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s office or call 479-524-5136.
Siloam Springs Kayak Park
THE KAYAK PARK IS NOW OPEN
The Siloam Springs Kayak Park is a nearly $2 million investment from the Walton Family Foundation. It offers 600 feet of engineered river, which expanded and created two distinct rapids. There are also fully accessible paved trails along the Illinois River, picnic tables, a climbing boulder for kids, changing rooms and a family swim area with riverside seating. To view responses to some frequently asked questions about the park, please click here:
Siloam Springs Kayak Park FAQs
Directions to the SSKP
From Highway 412 in Siloam Springs, take Lincoln Street (Highway 59 South) south 1.9 miles to Devor Road. Take a left on Devor Road and travel .4 miles to Fisher Ford Road. Turn right on Fisher Ford Road and follow it all the way to the park. Address is 19253 Fisher Ford Road.
Visit the new Siloam Springs Kayak Park website at www.siloamspringskayakpark.com
CitySafe Presents: Emergency Planning
CitySafe is a public safety initiative to help prepare the residents of Siloam Springs for all types of emergencies. We want this city to be the safest community possible with a resilient citizenry. The CitySafe initiative will educate residents, businesses and visitors about preparedness and planning.
Have you and your family planned for emergencies?
Tornados, straight-line winds, train derailments, natural disasters and civil unrest are all possible in Siloam Springs. We recommend you start with a plan and then practice your emergency plan with your family. Here are some ideas to get you started.
The video is a first in the CitySafe series and goes over the basics of how to take shelter during a tornado.
This Emergency Preparedness Brochure gives you the basics of what you might need during an emergency.
It can be downloaded by clicking below:
Emergency Preparedness flyer (3-26-14)