At the June 15, 2022 Board Meeting, Director Bob McLeod presented four infrastructure motions to the Board. These were all budgeted items that must be approved by the Board of Directors before the money is spent.

Director Bob McLeod said, “We’re starting to spend some money on some of the infrastructures with some of the things we need. Kelly (Hale – GM) and Ken (Unger – Public Services Director) have come up with things we need to work on.”

Dump Truck

The first item presented was the purchase of a dump truck from Doggett Freightliner in the amount of $127,801.30. The dump truck is a 2022 budgeted item and will replace a 21-year-old truck that we are no longer able to repair due to a lack of part availability.

The motion was passed unanimously.

Long Line Striping and Marking Project

Secondly, McLeod presented a motion for long line striping and marking in the amount of $119,238.41. The item is in the 2022 budget, not to exceed $120,000.00. Arkansas Sign & Barricade was chosen to perform the work, as they were the low bidder and the Streets Department has worked with them before. The streets on the list to be striped are in the motion below.

The motion passed unanimously.

Crack Sealing

Thirdly, McLeod presented a motion to increase a crack sealing agreement with Mitchell’s Asphalt and Seal Coating from one year to three years. This item will not exceed the $150,000 budgeted amount. Funds are being reallocated from the Street Preservation Project for Microsurfacing. McLeod said, “We are taking money from one pot to the other. We budgeted the total amount. We are just spending it in a different spot. No additional funds will be added to the Street Preservation Capital Project.”

McLeod said that Mitchell Asphalt and Seal Coating has been performing crack sealing work in the Village for many years and has met or exceeded our specifications.

The motion passed unanimously.


McLeod presented a motion to the Board for the execution of a contract with Krapff-Reynolds Construction Company to rehabilitate the culvert/intake systems for two Granada Golf Course ponds. The project consists of slip-lining seven culverts.

Krapff-Reynolds previously was successful at rehabilitation of culverts on various roads including DeSoto and Fresno.

McLeod said that slip-lining culverts “saves us a lot of money in the long run because we don’t have to tear up roads” in order to rehabilitate the culverts.

Public Services Director, Ken Unger, said, “This is a good example of a prototype project for slip-lining. Effectively we are doing about 650′ of 36″ inch pipe which comes out to a little less than $300 a foot without disturbing the road.”

Unger continued, “The good news about this is, this has actually been done in the Village before…This same contractor was in the Village in ’17 and ’18 and slip-lined various culverts on DeSoto, Fresno…We checked some of those out and they are holding up great.”

Unger said this is a very cost-effective procedure. “If we can do this here, we can do it anywhere. This is in a lake, under a road.” Unger stated that the company has looked at the job and doesn’t see a problem with being able to successfully complete the job.

Board Chair, Joanie Corry, asked if the slip-lined culverts last as long as they would if the culvert was replaced. Unger answered, “I expect that to be in place for a long time.”

General Manager Hale said, “These are long-term replacements.”

The motion passed unanimously.

Contact information for Public Services Director

Ken Unger
Director Public Services
Hot Springs Village

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