Is Bella Vista A good area to raise a...
Relocation/Guest

Manila, AR

#21 May 7, 2013
Uber Liberal12 wrote:
I think Relocation/Guest is fishing for something else than finding a place to live.

I think she is trying to stir up some shit.
I apologize if I offended anyone. I am for a fact not trying to stir and I live in a small town in northeast Arkansas in Mississippi County, within miles of the river. The Internet provider is not in this area therefore showing a different location southwest of Jonesboro about an hour and about 6 hours west from Bella Vista. I commented on this forum to find out the community based on a search of best small towns to raise a family and by state Bella Vista was Arkansas'.
Relocation/Guest

Manila, AR

#22 May 7, 2013
[QUOTE who="Relocation/Guest "]<quoted text>I apologize if I offended anyone. I am for a fact not trying to stir and I live in a small town in northeast Arkansas in Mississippi County, within miles of the river. The Internet provider is not in this area therefore showing a different location southwest of Jonesboro about an hour and about 6 hours west from Bella Vista. I commented on this forum to find out the community based on a search of best small towns to raise a family and by state Bella Vista was Arkansas'.[/QUOTE]
My mistake, southeast not southwest
Billy Bob

United States

#23 May 9, 2013
Ricky wrote:
If you want to live in a town that has a convicted murderer for chief of police then by all means move there.
He is not the police chief of Bella Vista he is the police chief of Cave Springs.
Fire and Innocence

Rogers, AR

#24 May 14, 2013
The POA is going bankrupt, but before they do, they will take everyone down with them. As far as raising kids, I don't see that much for them to do, except what the seniors set up for them, not what the kids want. Oh, and by the way, what about that shooting that occurred in Bella Vista last week - just on the Missouri border - hmm. The cops in BV are terrible, they cover up things. They catch you coming down the many hills and even though you have your breaks on, they will still give you a ticket. Water is more expensive, and if you buy a house with a septic system, be prepared to spend $$$$$$ because you will have to get hooked up to the sewer line. Water is more expensive and if you do not pay your POA dues, they will shut off your water. I suggest that you search this forum for "Bella Vista Arkansas" and you will find out alot. Good Luck. I would suggest moving to Bentonville, Lowell or Fayetteville.
Alice

Bentonville, AR

#25 May 14, 2013
IMO, that's right, the Bella Vista Property Owners Association located in Bella Vista, Arkansas will eventually go bankrupt. It's inevitable....

The three factors over time that are the contributing factors or common denominators to the eventual demise of the Bella Vista POA are:

1) ARROGANCE
2) GREED
3) CORRUPTION
Truth Be Told

Bentonville, AR

#26 May 17, 2013
Relocation wrote:
Bella Vista is getting some good reviews online but I would like to hear from actual residents. I am looking for good schools, good community, golf (for the husband), and nature. I currently live across the state by the Mississippi River and an hour from any major city.
An editorial by The Weekly Vista Newspaper

"OUR VIEW: Vistans deserve annual testing"

"Wednesday, January 18, 2012"

"BELLA VISTA ó While it is satisfying to see Bella Vista Villageís Water Department speeding up the process to test all fire hydrants by July, it was certainly less than satisfying to learn that once the work is complete, the department will go to an every-three-years testing schedule."

"Thatís just not good enough."

"The Water Department should follow the National Fire Protection Association code, which states that 'hydrants shall be tested annually to ensure proper function.'"

"Arkansas hasnít adopted the portion of the code that deals with testing hydrants, meaning Bella Vista is not required by law to check the hydrants. However, Bella Vista should not use that as a reason to not test."

"Annual testing should be the standard Bella Vista sets for itself."

"Checking the approximately 1,750 hydrants in the city was prompted by a Dec. 15 fire, during which a pressure regulator valve failed to feed water to a hydrant on Alyce Lane. Bella Vista Fire Department personnel had to rely on water from a nearby lake. The four-unit building was destroyed and a woman died in the fire. The regulator failure wasnít blamed in her death."

"Water Department personnel are focusing first on testing 77 water lines containing regulators that control high pressure present in valleys. Then it will move to check the flow in the other hydrants."

"In the case of the malfunctioning hydrant, records indicate it hadnít been tested in nearly 12 years. There was a resident in our office last week who said the hydrant on his street hadnít been tested in the eight years heís lived there."

"Itís understandable that manpower is an issue in annual testing."

"The Water Department has one person assigned to the task, except during this expedited testing period. Is one person enough to place city residents in jeopardy?"

"The Fire Department and Mayor Frank Anderson have said fire personnel are tied down to emergency medical services and fire duties. Every layman knows that firefighters have plenty of time on their hands, but in reality, when a call comes they have to be ready to roll to the latest emergency at a momentís notice."

"Playing a game of Ping-Pong isnít beneficial to the residents. When public safety is the main concern, itís hoped that the two sides can get their heads together and work out an agreement to mutually assist each other to test the hydrants on an annual basis."

"While we understand the fire department doesnít want to have a role in this, they should be involved even though we believe the majority of the burden falls to the Water Department."

"It shouldnít take a larger toll of death and destruction before everyone agrees that annual testing should be the norm."

"Letís set the bar high when it comes to public safety."

Opinion, Pages 6 on 01/18/2012
Truth Be Told

Bentonville, AR

#27 May 17, 2013
Fire and Innocence wrote:
The POA is going bankrupt, but before they do, they will take everyone down with them. As far as raising kids, I don't see that much for them to do, except what the seniors set up for them, not what the kids want. Oh, and by the way, what about that shooting that occurred in Bella Vista last week - just on the Missouri border - hmm. The cops in BV are terrible, they cover up things. They catch you coming down the many hills and even though you have your breaks on, they will still give you a ticket.

Good Luck. I would suggest moving to Bentonville, Lowell or Fayetteville.
Benton County Woman Sues Bella Vista Police Officer. She spends almost 3 days in jail after bonding out. She alleges a mistaken arrest:

"Womanís Lawsuit Claims Police Officer Mistakenly Arrested Her"

By Tracy M. Neal, The Benton County Daily Record, May 11, 2013

"BENTONVILLE ó A Benton County woman is suing a Bella Vista police officer claiming he mistakenly arrested her."

"Doug Norwood, a Rogers attorney, filed the lawsuit Friday in Benton County Circuit Court on behalf of Linda Marlene Wright against Travis Trammell."

"The suit claims Trammell came into contact with Wright on May 14, 2012, while he was on duty. The lawsuit states Trammell told Wright she had a warrant for her arrest out of district court in Elkins. Wright told Trammell there had to be a mistake."

"Wright gave her Arkansas driverís license to Trammell, who went back to his police car for several minutes, according to the lawsuit. After a few minutes, Trammell told Wright the warrant was indeed for her. Wright was then taken to the Benton County Jail."

"Wright was booked into jail at 7:11 p.m. May 12, 2012, and remained there until 4:22 a.m. the next day when she was transferred to the Washington County Jail. Wright was released from that jail at 10 a.m. May 15, 2012, after bonding out, according to the complaint."

"The lawsuit states the warrant was for 'Linda M. Wright' with a Huntsville address and a date of birth of June 16, 1972. The personís Arkansas driverís license number was also on the warrant. The lawsuit claims the license issued to Wright had the name ďL. Marlene Wright,Ē a Rogers address and a date of birth of Feb. 24, 1973. The warrant also had a different driverís license number than on the license given to Trammell, according to the lawsuit."

"Norwood claims in the lawsuit itís clear from the information on the arrest warrant and Wrightís driverís license that Trammell arrested the wrong person."

"A lawsuit represents one side of a legal action. The case is assigned to Circuit Judge John Scott."
Very happy

Joplin, MO

#28 May 24, 2013
MOST of the people, including me, love living in Bella Vista and NWA is great! Very low crime, lots to do and Bella Vista is beautiful and has tons to do. As in any town, there are a FEW cranky, disgruntled, angry, unhappy people that live here and they live their life on this forum posing as different people making different hateful comments continually. Please ignore them, come for a visit and see for yourself, there is no way you will not LOVE it here! The City and POA are great and they both do ALOT for this small community. We have golf, fishing, children's events, playgrounds, pools, recreation centers and the list goes on and on. Check out the POA website www.bellavistapoa.com or find them on facebook, you will get a glimpse of all there is to do here. I hope you chose Bella Vista as your future home, I did, and I have never been happier!
Alice

Bentonville, AR

#29 May 24, 2013
The Bella Vista POA's website and facebook page are part of the POA's propaganda machine along with other mailed garbage like the Village Voice. It's comparable to communist China and a state controlled media. The POA loves to spoon feed their spin.

The other side of the POA story you will find with a free press (local newspaper)and blog/forum sites such as this one.

The Bella Vista POA has no control over freedom of speech.(they just wish they could). Sorry that is not going happen, not in the USA!
Alice

Bentonville, AR

#30 May 24, 2013
Alice wrote:
The Bella Vista POA's website and facebook page are part of the POA's propaganda machine along with other mailed garbage like the Village Voice. It's comparable to communist China and a state controlled media. The POA loves to spoon feed their spin.
The other side of the POA story you will find with a free press (local newspaper)and blog/forum sites such as this one.
The Bella Vista POA has no control over freedom of speech.(they just wish they could). Sorry that is not going happen, not in the USA!
When I get a copy of the Bella Vista POA's "The Village Voice" in the mail, it goes IMMEDIATELY to File 13 or the circular filing cabinet aka the TRASH!
Tina

Bentonville, AR

#31 May 24, 2013
On the Bella Vista POA's facebook page, the POA entices gullible people to partake in their free contest stuff, like offering free tickets to this or that for doing this or that.

Exercise extreme caution in this.

That is a form of POA bait/chum that the POA puts on their hook seeking you and other personal "involvement" as potential suckers to take their POA bait.
George

Bentonville, AR

#32 May 24, 2013
Yep, that's no doubt a POA tactic for the gullible.

The POA is so desperate, that if it were a child, it would have to tie bones around the child's neck to get the dogs to play with it.
Billy Bob

Bella Vista, AR

#33 Jun 24, 2013
Is there anyone that is a fan of the POA?....
April Showers

Arlington, TX

#34 Jun 24, 2013
Golfers, that might be about it. Of course, if they raise golf prices, they will once again leave in droves as they did before.
funny

Memphis, TN

#35 Jun 28, 2013
Mojo wrote:
Bella Vista is a very pleasant place to live...in a North Korean kind of way.
that was hilarious
bear

United States

#36 Jul 16, 2013
I love the poa
Billy Bob

Bella Vista, AR

#37 Jul 18, 2013
bear wrote:
I love the poa
WHY???
Ben Dover

Bentonville, AR

#38 Jul 18, 2013
bear wrote:
I love the poa
I love the Bella Vista POA as much as I love to get a prostate examination.
2RelocationGuest

Strafford, MO

#39 Jul 19, 2013
The people that run the POA are truly corrupt. There should be a separate POA cost for those of us that do not use the facilities. They want to raise the dues so they can give themselves a pat on the back and a raise for doing such a fine job. If you decide to move to Bella Vista, be sure it is a part of the old Bella Vista, not controlled by the POA. Call a realtor and find out your options. Happy hunting.
Soon to be gone

Bentonville, AR

#40 Jul 19, 2013
Live in old Bella Vista?????? Are you crazy????

Who the hell wants to live in the skid row trailer park where the septic systems don't work, or that area across from Lake Bella Vista???

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