Members of the Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce met for lunch Thursday and heard from several in the community on a Q & A panel, dedicated to educating the public on the upcoming millage election for Bryant Public Schools. MySaline was there to get video and ask questions.
In the video below, you’ll see
- Todd Rhoden, Executive Director of the Chamber;
- Jeremiah Oltmans of Crye-Leike & All Things Real Estate;
- Matt Orender of CDI Contractors;
- Patrick Shroeder of Baldwin Shell;
- Scott Inman of GenWealth Financial Advisors (formerly KATV News Anchor);
- Carlton Billingsley of Floors & More and Bryant City Council; and
- Melissa Sanders of Springhill Elementary PTO.
Below the video, there is a Fact Flyer from Bryant Public Schools.
- 5:11 – Intro / How does the millage effect economic development in Bryant? (to all panelists)
- 11:55 – Why is it important to have a strong school district in relation to growing successful cities? (Scott)
- 13:31 – Will our home values increase if this millage passes? (to Jeremiah)
- 14:44 – When you work on building projects of the size and length of time on this potential projects, how does this effect our hotels and restaurants? (to Matt & Patrick)
- 16:45 – Can you embellish on how this millage relates to the voters’ sales tax and property tax from the City’s prospective, and also the projected growth of our city? (to Carlton)
- 19:53 – As a resident of Hurricane Lake Estates, can you explain the situation currently going on in the neighborhood and how this could affect your neighborhood/future property value? (to Melissa)
- 22:35 – What happens if this millage does not pass? (to all panelists)
- 29:36 – Audience Q&A/discussion:
-Where to get signs
-Open Polling voting
-Vote according to residence
-Millage failure = strict budget cuts / state takeover
-Addressing voter apathy
-Why didn’t you plan for this growth
-Are the buildings too extravagant
Click here to see more about the election and voting: https://www.mysaline.com/bryant-schools-millage-2017
See the Keep Bryant Schools Moving campaign online at www.keepbryantschoolsmoving.com
Click images below to enlarge and see the fact sheet put out by Bryant Public Schools.