Bull Shoals Government and Services
Bull Shoals has a mayor/council form of government
with 6 council members elected from three wards. Three city police officers
serve the town. The fire
department consists of a fire chief / emergency medical technician,
an additional EMT, and 20 volunteer firefighters. The town's fire
rating is a Class 5.
Bull Shoals' water system pumps on average 170,000
gallons/day from Bull Shoals Lake and has storage of 500,000 gallons.
Monthly residential water rates are $14.64 for the first 2,000 gallons
used, plus $4.50 for every additional 1,000. Monthly residential
sewer rates are $13.50 for the first 2,000 gallons plus $2.42 for
any additional part of 1,000 gallons. The city's wastewater treatment
plant has a rated capacity of 500,000 gallons a day.
Trash pickup service is provided
to customers by the company which receives the bid for city
trash pickup, and the city operates a recycling project. Both
programs together cost $11.50 per month.
Further information about the water and sewer
department and the trash pickup service can be obtained by
calling the Bull Shoals Public Works at 870-445-4788.
Entergy Corporation serves
the Bull Shoals area with electric transmission voltages of 161,000
and city primary voltages of 13,800. Available voltages are 110,
220 and 440. Call 800-368-3749.
City Business Fees
Each business pays a flat $15 annual business
license fee. Contact Bull Shoals City Hall - 870-445-4775. Separate
city fees are payable to the city for building, electrical, plumbing,
signs and mechanical inspections.
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