Applications for bond committee due soon

For residents interested in serving on a bond committee, time is running out

  • Voters line up at a poll in Arlington (Photo: Zack Maxwell / Arlington Voice)
    Voters line up at a poll in Arlington (Photo: Zack Maxwell / Arlington Voice)
Zack Maxwell

A Citizens Bond Committee is being formed to identify projects for a bond package likely to go before voters in November.

In February, the Arlington City Council is expected to appoint members to the committee from a pool of applications that must be turned in no later than Jan. 15.

The Arlington Voice first reported that the city was considering introducing a bond package to voters that would mostly be for street repair and infrastructure improvements.

The Citizens Bond Committee will begin meeting in spring with city staff to identify municipal facilities, streets, and other areas of concern that could be included in a bond proposal.

Voters last approved a similar bond package in Nov. 2014. At $236 million, the funds have been used to repair roads, improve parks, build and renovate firefighter facilities and more.

The exact dollar amount of a 2018 bond package wouldn’t be determined until after the committee has provided formal recommendations to the City Council.

Applications are available online and may be returned by e-mail or mail. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15.

Any questions should be directed to Senior City Planner Sarah Stubblefield at 817-459-6566 or sarah.stubblefield@arlingtontx.gov.