Greenwood Makes Progress on Community Growth

Progress is being made in the city of Greenwood as the community looks to expand its borders.

The Greenwood city council is holding a study session to discuss the annexation of the Shadow Lake community tonight(April 3).

Greenwood Fire and Police departments already back up county responders on calls to Shadow Lake, many Shadow Lake residents receive Greenwood city water, and several kids who live in Shadow Lake attend Greenwood schools.

“It’s either Greenwood or Fort Smith,” said Greenwood Chief of Police Will Dawson,  “One of the two, most likely, would eventually annex Shadow Lake or other parts of the county into their city limits. With them being so close to us, it’s just something that the city’s looking at.”

The study session will be held at Greenwood City Hall at 6:00 p.m.

The Greenwood Police Department is also expanding, after purchasing the old post office in town for $318, 000.

The department plans to expand the building to 10,000 square feet and use it as the new police station.

Dawson said they plan to break ground on the project in August and have it completed by June 2015.