Holiday Island reaches signatures for incorporation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Holiday Island, a lakeside community in Arkansas, has received enough signatures from voters to try once again to become an incorporated city after a failed effort in 2017.

State laws regarding incorporation were changed this year, making it easier for Holiday Island to incorporate this time around, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The changes include exemptions in population limits, allowing Holiday Island to incorporate should voters approve a ballot initiative.

As an incorporated city, Holiday Island will be able to enforce its own codes and receive state money from taxes to maintain streets and roads.

A spokesman for Holiday Island Citizens for Incorporation, Dan Kees, said the petition drive to get the incorporation on the 2020 general election ballot received 557 signatures from voters; only 498 were needed.

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