Welcome to Little Italy, Arkansas.

Generations of Arkansans have called Little Italy home.  Settled in 1915 by Italian immigrants, the community today still contains descendants of the first people to this area as well as newer families who enjoy the beauty of nature and wide open spaces of this well-loved historic land.

LITTLE ITALY IS INCORPORATING INTO A TOWN 

Initial Town Hall meetings completed.

Little Italy will celebrate its 100th year in 2015 as a community.  Let's make the community official and preserve our heritage by becoming a town recognized by the state to mark the occasion.  This is a grassroots effort 2+ years in the making.

Town Hall Presentation (view/download the PowerPoint used at the May 5, 6, and 8 Town Halls)

Town Hall Presentation with special guest Don Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Arkansas Municipal League (view/download the PowerPoint used at the July 18 Town Hall)

Town Hall Frequently Asked Questions from the attendees

Business Plan

MAP (detailed)

Incorporation Process.

Arkansas Code Excerpts regarding Incorporation

Incorporation Factoids

Incorporation process has 2 Kickers:

  1. Must not be within 5 miles of another incorporated town or if so, the town seeking incorporation must receive a 5 mile resolution from the town(s). This has already been accomplished by receiving the resolutions from the cities of Bigelow and Fourche.

  2. A signed petition must be made by at least 200 qualified voters (electors) living in the area. This is yet to be gathered.

If you'd like to sign the petition and you aren't yet a voter, download the Voter Registration Form and follow it's instructions.  You can call the Secretary of State Elections Divisions at 501-682-3419 for more information or visit www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections.

If you'd like to sign the petition and you are a voter living in the proposed boundary, contact one of the following:

  • Chris Dorer, 501-454-4180

  • Kristy Eanes, 501-603-0128

View the Petition