BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KNWA)– Governor Asa Hutchinson approved allocating $20 million to extinguish the Trafalgar Road fire in Bella Vista.
But could that money be coming out of your pocket?
The “stump dump” has not only upset neighbors, but now lawmakers are taking action against it.
One state representative is wanting those affected to get compensated for the cleanup.
According to J.R. Davis, the communications director for Governor Asa Hutchinson, in order to use the $20 million the governor approved to extinguish the Trafalgar road fire, there has to be an appropriation.
Meaning–the money will only be given as the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality requests it.
“It was written in a way that if we do get some federal funding from the EPA, they would be able to spend that money. If it’s state funding, they’ll be able to spend that money. So, it was written in a way that is flexible for the ADEQ so they can get this cleaned up as quickly and as effectively as possible,” said Davis.