Bryant Mayor Allen Scott announced Tuesday, September 28th that he will run for re-election. His announcement follows.
In 2018, when I announced my campaign, I asked everyone to expect more. Expect more responsible spending, more open communication, more support for schools and other organizations, and to expect more from your Mayor.
Over the past three years, I have been able to accomplish many things. I have been able to achieve several significant parks improvements, including a dog park, new lighting and bathrooms at Ashley Park, construction of the Parkway trail through Alcoa 40 Park, allocation of partial funds for lighting at Midland Park, approval for a complete update of Springhill Park, updates and repairs at Bishop Aquatic Center, the new pavilion at Bishop Park, Festival power at Bishop Park, new parks signage, and trail repairs at Mills Park just to name a few.
I have started to address the stormwater issues throughout the city by allocating $1,000,000 of reserve funds to design and construct several stormwater mitigation projects. These include projects in the following areas: Cambridge, Debswood, Carywood, Mills Park, Henson, Ozark, Stoneybrook, Stillman Loop, Lexington Park, Bridgeport, Shobe Road, Dogwood. There are many more projects in the Preliminary Design stages or are on the schedule for completion in the future.
I also completed installing a traffic signal at Highway 183 and Hill Farm Road and the completion of Bryant Parkway from Interstate 30 to Shobe Road. Funding for the remainder of the Parkway from Shobe Road to Highway 183 is secured, and the necessary state and federal approvals to build that portion of the Parkway have been obtained. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2021 or early 2022.
Much has been accomplished with the proper systems now in place and the positive working and living environment we have created together. You can expect even more in the remainder of this term and in my next term. I’ve met many of you at my monthly “Coffee with the Mayor” sessions and community events. My door remains open, and I value your input. Thank you for your faith in electing me Mayor and your vote in the next election.
The Primary Election will be held May 24, 2022. See below for other 2022 campaign announcements.
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Mamie Jones says
The mayor and his wife live in my neighborhood.
We live in Midtown, Midtown Pool Bryant, Bryant, AR since 2009.
My husband Garry Jones is a Veteran, he served over 30 years in the Army. He went to war for this country. He has cancer, he doesn’t have long to live. I also have cancer.
We painted our home just like many others have done. This is the letter we received. Please notice that they are telling us we do not have a right to paint our home like the other people in our neighborhood have done and they did not get permission. They also tell other people in this neighborhood what they can have in their yard. Some people can have what they want and some of us can’t, go figure. Very prejudice neighborhood. The mayors wife is on the committee and they make their own rules.
Kody A Fitzhugh says
I am addressing the mask issue, for daycare. We have voted time and time again for Bryant school districts not to force our children into wearing masks and they have complied on and off! However the bryant Daycares are still forcing masks for the school aged children at full force and yet still close classes down every other week again proving that the masks are not working anyway. They should not be forcing children to wear something restricting the normal breathing process. These are children 2years and older. Giving parents and older children the option is understandable but to refuse my child on the bus or in a daycare classroom is not acceptable!!!! This needs to be addressed this is not a law, it’s not a requirement by the CDC it is a recommendation that is them giving us advice but not forcing us. Please have the daycares stop forcing masks. If they are still going to shut down regularly anyway.
Shelli Poole says
I in no way speak for the Mayor or schools or daycare businesses, but the City of Bryant made no mandates and has no authority over what the schools do. The state government (Department of Education, Department of Health and Governor’s Office) does have authority, but there is not currently a mandate about masking for schools or daycares. However, most daycares are private businesses and can make the rules. While there may not be a mandate, there’s no ban on private businesses – childcare or otherwise – for having their clients follow their rules.
Long story short, the authority lies with the daycare in this case. That is who you should contact to give your opinion.