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Of $75 Million Construction Project Legislative Council Approves First Phase Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Mon., Aug. 5, 1974 FAYXTTEV1LLI, ARKANSAS NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES 5 CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) -- State Sen. J. A. "Dooley" Womack ot Camden questioned Saturday the constitutionality of letting Ihe Legislative Council approve Ihe state Public Building Authority's $75.7 million project tor expansion and construclion ot state offices. He said thai approval by Hie full'legislature s h o u l d have been required. The council voted 18-8 Thursday lo give the PBA authority to start the first phase ot the project. Womack, so lhal coun- mine how the wanted the issue han- given s d deter who voted against approval, said that, contrary to what some ot his fellow councilmen thought, he was not voicing the views ot his friend David H. Pryor, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Funding of the project would come from $14 million already appropriated by the legislature and from the sale of 30-year bonds. New Building Construclion Down In July Weather Forecast Cooler weather is forecast Monday most of the nation east of the Rockies, warm weather is expected for the northern Rockies and adjacent Midseciion Dry for Weekend By The Associated Press Thunderstorms persisted in the East and the West today while the midsection of the nation was dry. . Greensboro, N.C., received almost 1% inches of rain in six hours, and the streets of Las Cruces, N.M., were flooded. Much of the Pacific Coast still lay under a fog blanket. S c a t t e r e d thunderstorms stretched from Texas to Colorado and along the Atlantic Coast. Temperatures before dawn ranged' from 46 at Sawyer Air Plains areas. Showers a r e forecast for Arizona and New Mexico, part of the northern Plains, from cast Texas to the Midwest and for eastern Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. (AP Wirenholo Map) Force Base, Vuma, Ariz. Mich., to 95 a The TIMES l On Top of The News Seven Days a Week New Bridge C( GreathouseSp Construction on a planned new bridge on Hwy. 112 at Sreathouse Springs is expected to begin sometime next month, well ahead of the scheduled November construction, according to Washington County Judge Vol Lester. The current one-lane bridge, which collapsed July 31 when a soft drink truck struck the bridge railing, will be temporarily repaired by the State Highway Department for use until the new two-lane structure can be completed. Lester said the Highway Department will construct the new bridge just east of the present location after about a half-mile of right-of-way is obtained in instruction At rings Planned The department is to include the project in its August letting of contracts, instead of October, as had been planned. Lester said the departmenl informed him lhal they will put every available engineer on the project in order to get it completed as soon as possible. Phillips Released SPRINGDALE -- Mayor Park Phillips was taken home from Springdale Memorial Hospitu Friday afternoon by the city', ambulance service. Phillips, of 1118 Cheyenne Trail, had been hospitalized fo seven weeks following a seriou heart attack in his home Jun 17. He is expected to remai Building slarls in Fayelteville for the month of July totalled 12, compared to 25 for the same month in 1973. Included were nine new one family units and Ihree commercial starts. By comparison, there were 20 one-family units, four commercial and one industrial start in July, 1973. Totals for the year to date show 70 one-family units, no duplexes or apartments, 12 new commercial buildings and two new industrial starts. In tbe first seven months of 1073 there were 81 one-family, Eour duplexes, 24 apartment bindings, 15 commercial and one industrial. Constructions costs contained in the new buildings is estimated at $449,833, compared to 51,746,784 for July, 1973. Even though the number of units is down drastically from previous years, the total estimated construction costs for the year to dale is up more than million. Conslruction costs for 1974 are $7,764,507, while for 1973 the figure is $6,195,472. Since revenue to pay the leases would come from the slate budgcl and subsequently 'rom public revenue, Womack said thai ultimate responsibility of the financing would be on Ihe taxpayers. Womack said he Ihought councilmen. should have had more lime to weigh Ihc mailer and that al least 30 days should have been cilmen could public dled. He indicated that if the public were deciding a bond issue of such magnitude might not be approved. After talking with other councilmen following Thursday's meeting, Womack said he thought there was enough senli- menl to expunge Ihe vote if a majority of the council had been present Friday. Womack said his "first inkling" of- the tolal cost of the project did not come unti Thursday. Hep. Tom Sparks of Fordyce, who 'also voted against approv al, said Saturday he was over vhelmed by the .project's cost ic Â· said he wasn't opposed to he project, but he said fa .bought the council should have .ooked at it for a few days. Sparks said he opposed th idea of voting on a resolutio on the same day it was re ceived; PBA counsel Herschel H. Fr day had said Thursday that t delay the project for as little a a year would cost more than $ million with inflation at 12 pe cent. Want to Get Your Home Really Clean? LET STEAMATIC DO IT WITH Lambrite DRAPERY AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Lambrite is the first professional in-home dry cleaning process for drapes and upholstery. FOR A FREE ESTIMATE CALL 636-6310 or 751--3030 AND WITH CARPET CLEANING Steamatic's deep-clean extraction takes more dirt out of your carpet than any other cleaning system. Lambrite, TERMITES? 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