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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mayor Announces Additional Regulations Related to COVID-19

March 24 update: additional regulations impact parks, planning, and more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2020

Contact:  Lisa Thurber
Director of Communications
(479) 575-8330
lthurber@fayetteville-ar.gov

Mayor Jordan Announces Additional Regulations Related to COVID-19

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — City of Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan announced a fifth policy under Ordinance 6292 implementing temporary additional limitations or adjusted requirements on the process for developer submissions, parks amenities, fishing licenses and an upcoming ban on polystyrene. Mayor Jordan added these policy items in a continued effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community and to address concerns raised by residents and businesses.

Effective immediately:

  • A residential developer who chooses to pay Fee-in-Lieu of required parkland dedication is not required to submit plats, plans or proposals to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board prior to submitting development plans to the Planning Commission.
  • City permit fees for fishing on Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah are waived for the same time period as State fishing license fees and requirements are waived by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
  • City park amenities are closed until further notice, and groups that do not practice distancing on city park property are prohibited. Amenity closures include basketball and other playing courts, playing fields, playgrounds, water fountains, restrooms, gazebos and any other amenity or location where social distancing is not being observed. Please note: All city trails will remain open at this time, and Walker Park restrooms also will remain open.
  • The ban on disposable, single-use polystyrene foam products scheduled for May 1, 2020 has been delayed until July 1, 2020.

Details on this new policy, along with all COVID-19 policies, ordinances and resolutions, can be viewed here: http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3893/City-Policies-Ordinances-and-Resolutions

Fayetteville Police will increase its presence on City trails and in parks to encourage compliance with social distancing and trail safety. Residents who observe persons or establishments operating out of compliance with Mayor Jordan’s regulations on public gatherings in parks, on trails, at business establishments or other locations are encouraged to call the non-emergency line for Police and Fire Dispatch at 479-587-3560.

Business and residents are encouraged to check the City’s www.fayetteville-ar.gov/covid19 webpage and sub-webpages to keep up to date on announcements and information for Fayetteville.


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