WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - One city is working with their local school on some big projects around town.
Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp has reached out to Walnut Ridge’s EAST Initiative program for a hands-on project he says would benefit the students and the city.
Walnut Ridge has been looking into turning Abbey Road and Northwest 2nd street into one-way streets due to traffic hazards in those areas.
Snapp has asked the EAST students to help with research and drawing up a plan to present to city council that will get the project started.
“Let’s get the young minds working together to give us ideas to solve a problem that we have in Walnut Ridge,” said Snapp.
Snapp said he hopes the students will learn how a city works and gain important leadership skills from working on the project.
“It will let them have a real taste of what decisions, what goes into the decisions to make their town run,” Snapp said.
He also has plans to work with EAST on a mountain bike trail in Stewart Park and on a marketing video for Walnut Ridge.
“These junior high, high school kids are the future,” said Snapp, “So are there kids and so on so forth.”
Mayor Snapp plans to present all of the potential projects at Monday’s City Council meeting.