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The City of Greenwood and Scenic Hill Solar celebrate the first of two solar power plants

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THE CITY OF GREENWOOD AND SCENIC HILL SOLAR CELEBRATE AS THEY TURN ON FIRST OF TWO SOLAR POWER PLANTS

Greenwood -- The City of Greenwood and Scenic Hill Solar have completed construction of the first of two solar power plants.  This 750 kW solar power plant will supply electricity for 98% of the City’s governmental operations located in the Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative service territory.  The power plant is located on city owned land bordering the wastewater treatment facility.

The ceremony will be held on site adjacent to the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The site is city-owned property at 606 Jayhawker Lane, Greenwood, AR.  From E. Center Street (Highway 10), go south on Mt. Harmony Road.  Take a right on Jayhawk Lane and follow to solar field.  [Event information below.]

Doug Kinslow, Mayor of Greenwood, Arkansas stated, “We are proud to celebrate the completion of our first and largest solar power facility.  We look forward to reaping the benefits of lower electricity costs on behalf of our taxpayers while improving our environment.  It is a win-win situation for our community.”

“We are honored to have a strong, forward-thinking partner like the City of Greenwood,” said Bill Halter, CEO of Scenic Hill Solar. “We applaud Mayor Kinslow and the Council of Greenwood for their dedication to fiscal responsibility, local economic development and clean energy for their citizens.”

About the City of Greenwood:

Greenwood is a city in and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, Arkansas.  It is the fifth largest municipality in the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 9,397.  Visit the city website at www.greenwoodar.org

About Scenic Hill Solar:   

Scenic Hill Solar provides commercial, industrial, government, and utility clients clean electricity, reduced energy prices and long-term electricity price certainty by developing client specific solar energy plans. Scenic Hill Solar provides clients either lower priced electricity under contract or turnkey delivery of solar power plants, depending on our clients' specific needs. Scenic Hill Solar Headquarters are in Little Rock, AR.

Visit the company online at www.ScenicHillSolar.com. Scenic Hill Solar's CEO is former Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter: www.ScenicHillSolar.com/billhalter.

GROUND BREAKING EVENT INFO:

WHO: The City of Greenwood and Scenic Hill Solar

Doug Kinslow, Mayor of the City of Greenwood

Bill Halter, CEO Scenic Hill Solar

WHAT: The City of Greenwood hosts ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate commissioning of the first of two solar power plants

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 30

TIME:  10 AM

WHERE: 606 Jayhawker Lane, Greenwood, AR 72936 (From E Center Street (Highway 10), go south on Mt. Harmony Road.  Take a right on Jayhawk Lane and follow to solar field) 

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Greenwood City Wide Clean Up

City of Greenwood City Wide Clean Up 

This clean up event is for Greenwood City Residents Only. City Water Bill and Drivers License will be required at the gate!

Recycle items will not be accepted during the Clean Up

Friday, October 8th 8am-6pm 

Saturday, October 9th 7am-2pm 

Clean Up will be located at the Recycle Center, located next to the Street Dept. on Bell Road across from Post Office

Items Accepted: Household Trash, Furniture, Carpet, Dishwasher, Dyers and Washing Machines 

Items Not Accepted: Hazardous/Toxic Waste, Paint, Tires, Car Batteries, Used Oil, Roof Shingles, Pesticides, Yard Waste, Fluorescent Bulbs, Refrigerators and Freezers 

The amount of trash that a resident may bring to the site should contain no more waste than would fit in a pick up truck please. 


Cox Announces Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

You may know someone who qualifies for temporary financial assistance.

Through the government-funded Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, eligible households can receive discounted internet service. Certain households may qualify to receive up to $50 off their monthly bill based on their current internet service and equipment rental, or up to $75 if they live in a tribal area for as long as government funds remain available. Through the program and our partnership with PCs for People, households are also eligible to receive a one-time discount of $100 towards a laptop or desktop computer.

As the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is open for just a limited time to all Americans – not just Cox customers – it’s important to apply as soon as possible. Please visit cox.com/ebb for a full list of Emergency Broadband Benefit Program assistance qualifications.

Cox is committed to narrowing the digital divide and is proud to participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to ensure our communities stay connected.

Visit cox.com/ebb for a full list of Emergency Broadband Benefit Program assistance qualifications and to apply.

FCC EBB offers discounts to eligible households for a limited time; Non-transferrable; one per household. You remain responsible for monthly payment to Cox. Discount ends when fund is expended or six months after Emergency Period as defined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, whichever is sooner.  After EBB, Cox’s regular rates apply, which are subject to change. See cox.com for current regular rates. Application and eligibility decisions are made by the FCC. For more details and eligibility requirements, visit: fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.  Cox Internet service is subject to the Cox Residential Customer Service Agreement (or Straight Up Internet Customer Agreement for SUI service), Acceptable Use Policy, and other policies: see cox.com/policies.


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