Crash Report Confirms Shannon Hills Police Officer at Fault

Crash Report Confirms Shannon Hills Police Officer at Fault

Heather Cross of Heather’s Hair Salon remains in intensive care after being involved in a head on crash with an unnamed Shannon Hills police officer. The crash occurred near Davis Elementary as Heather was on her way to pick up her child. The City of Shannon Hills and Shannon Hills Police department have not made any official statements on the matter and the Arkansas State Police are investigating. The police officer is on leave recovering from his injuries.

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Another Back Entrance? Construction Starting on Emerald View Estates

Another Back Entrance? Construction Starting on Emerald View Estates

Bank of the Ozarks has recently started clearing land for the road between Valley Ridge and South Alexander Road. From their Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SPPP), it appears they have plans for a new development called Emerald View Estates. There is not much information, but as shown in the map construction is planned in three phases.

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Where did $6.8 Million Go?: Improvement Districts Part 3

Where did $6.8 Million Go?: Improvement Districts Part 3

There is an oddity about the way homeowners on Emerald Mountain and Valley Ridge are taxed. In addition to the normal property taxes, there is one or two line items called Improvement District. All homeowners in Emerald Mountain and Valley Ridge are in both Districts 53 and 54. All Emerald Mountain and Valley Ridge homeowners are charged a property tax line item of $429 called Improvement District 53 property tax. While only 204 homeowners in the older part of Emerald Mountain are charged an additional $920/yr line item called Improvement District 54. The reason for this odd taxing scheme has to do with the bonds that were issued for each phase of development.

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