Big Plans for Cave Springs in 2019


CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA)–With the new year comes a new set of leaders. One in particular will be sworn in Tuesday morning.

Cave Springs mayor-elect Randy Noblett has big plans for his small town, starting from the ground up.
He wants to repair the infrastructure on the streets, prioritizing them based on traffic and condition.
One road in particular, Highway 112, runs right through the heart of downtown. But in 2019, it might not be so busy.
Noblett said when the highway department expands highway 112 from Bentonville to Tontitown, one of their options include bypassing Cave Springs.
That makes the street a secondary road. But, Noblett said they still need traffic for business.
That’s why he wants to transform downtown into an architectural design district.

However, physical changes aren’t the only things coming to Cave Springs.

Chief of Police Rick Crisman said, “What I hope to see that kind of fell apart the last couple years is just the communication in the government itself.”

The small town of Cave springs had some drama in the past few years, with lawsuits filed against the city council to lawsuits against the mayor himself.
The new mayor-elect will have an open door policy, making himself easily accessible if people need to talk.
Crisman said, “Everybody’s a little scared of change but having somebody come in that’s already been a part of the government, it doesn’t feel like that there’s that much change. So that fear of change is really not there.”
He adds he’s expecting a good 2019.


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