News & Announcements

Playground Closed to Public

Posted on: March 26, 2020


Click HERE to view notice effective immediately!


Posted on: March 25, 2020


Click HERE to view.

Crawford County Court-Alma District Press Release

Posted on: March 18, 2020


Click HERE to view press release.


Posted on: March 18, 2020


Mowing season is just around the corner.  Just a reminder that Ordinance 2017-6
states that grass must be kept at height of 8” or less.  This includes trimming around your house and

Also practice mowing etiquette.  This means do not discharge your clippings into the street (also a violation of our Storm water Ordinance).  This can create a blockage of the drainage system and create a hazard for motorcycles, bicycles, and automobiles.  Proper etiquette is to discharge two rounds with your mower to the inside of your yard, away from the street and your neighbors.  Please don’t be the cause of an accident. 

Yard clippings clogging city drain.

Motorcycle wreck caused by yard clippings

Public Works Statement

Posted on: March 18, 2020


In light of the uncertainties surrounding the Corona virus,
the City of Alma has implemented plans and procedures in all departments which
align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the
Arkansas Department of Health. These plans and procedures are designed to
protect the health of our customers and employees. Contingency plans have been
adopted to ensure uninterrupted service in all departments in the event any of
our employees become infected.

The water office is currently closed to the public for
making payments. Payments can be made through the drop boxes on the front of
the water office and at Bank OZK. Payments can also be made by credit card
online or through automatic bank draft, please call to set up free bank draft.
New customers can complete an online application service as well. 

The environmental protection agency has stated that the
Covid-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. Based on
current evidence the risk to water supplies is low. Existing treatment
requirements for public water systems prevent waterborne pathogens such as
viruses from contaminating drinking water. Americans can continue to use and
drink water from the tap as usual.

City of Alma water treatment personnel have confirmed the
uninterrupted availability of supplies necessary for the water treatment process.

Rest assured, the City of Alma Public Works is proactive in
monitoring the situation and taking every precaution to keep our customers and
employees safe while providing continued quality service. If you have any
questions, please call us at 479-632-2254.

Council Meeting Cancelled

Posted on: March 17, 2020


The Council Meeting that was scheduled for March 19, 2020 at 7pm. Has been cancelled due to the concerns of the COVID-19.

Click HERE for the official notice.

Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Information

Posted on: March 17, 2020


The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury
Disaster Loan program has been made available to eligible businesses and
private non-profits that were impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any such
Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes
loans available to small businesses and private non-profit organizations in
designated counties of the state (county by county). SBA’s Office of Disaster
Assistance will coordinate with the State to submit the request for Economic
Injury Disaster Loan Assistance.

These working capital loans of up to $2 million can be used
to pay fixed debts, payroll, and other bills that can’t be paid because of the
disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without
credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not
eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. SBA offers loans with
long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of
30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each
borrower’s ability to repay.

In order to receive an economic injury declaration, Arkansas must show that small businesses within individual counties have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the disaster, and are in need of financial assistance not otherwise available on reasonable terms. The method to determine impacts of the disaster is through the collection of Economic Injury Disaster Loan worksheets. These worksheets provide an estimated economic impact of each business affected.

Once a declaration is made for designated areas within the
state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster
Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities as well as
updated on the SBA and ADEM websites.

Please send any questions and completed worksheets you may have to

Click HERE to download the form.

ADH-Coronavirus Press Release

Posted on: March 2, 2020


Press Release regarding Coronavirus CLICK HERE

Active Shooter & Response Training

Posted on: February 28, 2020


Free to the public!! This training will be held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Mulberry on June 25th, 6pm-9pm

Census Bureau Recruiting

Posted on: February 28, 2020


The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for the 2020 Census. Census recruiting staff will be at the Alma Public Library at 624 Fayetteville Avenue on Monday March 9th from 11 am to 1 pm and 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm to help folks fill out the application to become Census enumerators. The application takes roughly 30 minutes to complete and you only need an email address to apply.

Alma City Council Study Session

Posted on: February 28, 2020


Alma City Council Study Session will be held at City Hall on March 3, 2020 at 6PM Agenda

Alma District Court Converts System

Posted on: February 27, 2020


The Alma District Court is converting their system to the
Arkansas Office of the Courts program, Contexte.

payment options are available. You can still mail your payments to the courts
address, or make payments in person. However, the court would like to encourage
online payments to help eliminate overcrowding. Payments will be accepted
at starting
March 2nd and going
forward. ARCourtPay will no longer be accepted. If this is your regular payment
method, we would ask that you please consider new options.

We would also like to ask the community for patience and
understanding as we undergo this new, and exciting change. We look forward to
being able to assist you all as we merge into Contexte that will provide you
with Public Court Connect.

New Zoning Updates

Posted on: February 19, 2020


Alma's new zoning updates are in effect. This prohibits signage in the city's right of ways.

February City Council Meeting

Posted on: February 19, 2020


Alma City Council Meeting will be held at City Hall and will begin @ 7:00pm Agenda

Awards Celebration and Town Hall Meeting!

Posted on: February 7, 2020


We will have our Next Town Hall Meeting on February 24 beginning at 6PM. Preceding the Town Hall will be a Celebration of our Trendsetter Award and Community of the Year Award beginning at 5:45PM. Awards Celebration and Town Hall will be held at the Alma High School Student Union. The Town Hall is an excellent chance to ask questions of your city leaders and have good, casual discussion. This is your leaderships chance to hear your ideas and concerns. Most importantly we want you to be a part of the celebration since these are your awards!!

Early Voting in Alma

Posted on: February 3, 2020


the First Time Alma will be host to early voting!

Early voting starts February 18 - March 2.  


- Friday 8AM - 6PM

10AM - 4PM

March 2, 8AM to 5PM

Day Tuesday March 3rd 7:30AM - 7:30PM

City Council Meeting

Posted on: December 18, 2019


Alma City Council Meeting will be held at City Hall and will begin @ 7:00pm. Agenda

City Council Study Session

Posted on: December 13, 2019


There will be a study session held at City Hall on December Monday, 16th starting at 6pm. Agenda

Alma Lake Trail Build

Posted on: October 11, 2019


Join us Saturday morning October 19th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.. for a family friendly trail building opportunity!

In a partnership with the community of Alma, Arkansas, the Frontier Ozark Off Road Cyclists are excited to announce the beginning of construction of new multiuse trails at Lake Alma in Alma, Arkansas with volunteer opportunities to build new trail for hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and dog walkers starting in April of 2019.

In 2017, the Frontier OORC (or FOORC) began exploring new multiuse trail opportunities at the 400+ acre Lake Alma Public Park. With funding secured from business owners in Alma, the FOORC partnered with Progressive Trail Design to masterplan the park property for future multiuse trails.

FOORC will be hosting volunteer trail building opportunities to construct the first mile of multiuse trail, a first for the community. Once complete the new section will connect into an existing lake loop and open almost 4 miles of trails to all user groups including mountain bikers.

These hosted volunteer opportunities are open to everyone and are family-friendly. We ask that volunteers please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and hydration. The FOORC will provide the tools and education.

We’ll stage at the main trailhead off N Mountain Grove Rd. in Alma, Arkansas. Come play in the dirt with the FOORC!

Street Projects Update

Posted on: September 30, 2019


Fayetteville Ave - Downtown Streetscape Project

The streetscape project is well underway as new underground infrastructure is being installed to improve street drainage, add electrical conduits for street lighting, add piping for irrigation and relocate wastewater collection piping.

Existing sidewalks are being removed and new sidewalks are being installed to accommodate the streetscape layout.

The plan is to complete the sidewalks on the west side of the street and then complete the east side of the street and wrap up the project by constructing the medians in the middle of the street.

The project is on schedule and has a scheduled completion date of July 2020.

Cherry St and Fayetteville Ave - "The Y"

Reconstruction of the streets on this project are underway. Base work and curb and gutter are complete. Sidewalks are still being constructed along Fayetteville from Cherry St to Hwy 64. Asphalt is scheduled for installation the 3rd week on October.

The project is scheduled for completion by late October

Collum Lane East

Reconstruction of the this street is behind schedule due to utility relocation issues. All utilities have now been relocated and the road base has been installed. Curb and Gutter as well as driveway aprons are nearing completion. The first layer of asphalt has been installed and the final layer is scheduled for installation near the end of October.

This project is currently 3 months behind and is now scheduled for completion in late October.