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Texarkana, Arkansas addresses funding for dog park

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The City of Texarkana, Arkansas address a funding issue with the new dog park.
    
Last year, the city won $100,000 from a national "Pet Safe" contest to build a dog park, but city officials say there's been some confusion over how the grant funds are being used.
    
Mayor Wayne Smith says the JefFURson Dog Park is almost complete, but first they must get the board's approval on work done to the entrance, which includes a metal dog silhouette and metal fence.

He says the city had been under the impression that the items were donated. Now the money will come from the grant funds.   

"It's something we need to do for the legal aspect of it to make sure the board has to approve the waiver of no bids, and we have to approve awarding to the person who's already done the work" said Mayor Smith.
 
Chrystal Sloan helped organized the community effort to win the "Bark for your Park" contest.

She says the city was aware of the more than $3,000 payment for the project and has several e-mails to prove it.

"The only thing that came in under budget, that was on the budget is the entrance," said Sloan.

Sloan says it's not the dog park she was expecting.

She says the city accepted a bid that only left about $2,000 for amenities.

"We still need trash cans, waste bag dispensers, signs for rules, benches, we wanted a water source for the animals and you can't buy that with $2000," explained Sloan.

City officials say most of the grant money from Pet Safe will be used on ground work, tree removal, and installing the fence.
    
The JefFURson Dog Park is expected to be completed by either mid-November or early December.

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