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Old 08-16-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Sherwood, Arkansas
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Over the past couple of weeks I have been hearing a lot of rumors about plans being worked on for a merger between Sherwood and North Little Rock. A merger between these two cities would create a new city with a population of approximately 85,000, which would make it the second largest city in the state. I personally think that a merger between these two towns would be a win-win situation, and everyone I have mentioned this with from Sherwood and NLR said that they think that it should be done. Has anyone else from the area been hearing more talk about this issue lately?
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Little Rock
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It makes sense. they are practically the same city anyways. then maybe merge with little rock (cue evil music)
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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Hasn't Sherwood lost several of its retailers in the last few years? If so, it's probably lost a considerable amount of tax revenue. A merger would benefit Sherwood in that it would receive NLR's services. NLR would benefit by receiving quite a bit of property tax revenue from Sherwood. Are there any negatives?
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Sherwood, Arkansas
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The last I heard of a possible NLR/Sherwood consolidation is that if Sherwood loses both the battle of the unincorporated area northeast of the city and of the Gravel Ridge community, then their only option for the longrun would be to consolidated into the city of North Little Rock. Jacksonville was more proactive and actually started investing in these unincorporated areas before making the move to annex which is why the case involving the area northeast of Sherwood's city limits is still tied up in court.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Personally, I'm not sure Gravel Ridge would gain Sherwood all that much if people already were rumbling about merging with NLR! Seems a bit insignificant. But if this is indeed the case, I'm hoping for Jax to win the fight over Gravel Ridge! I think small mergers of this nature are what it will take bring about that large merger most of us would love to see.
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