Little Italy loses bid for status as a town

Dec 05, 2018 839

BY: John Moritz

The Pulaski County community of Little Italy on Wednesday lost its appeal of a lower-court judge's dismissal of a case in which area residents sought the creation of an incorporated town. The community of about 350 people, near Roland, has sought for years to become incorporated. In early 2016, County Judge Barry Hyde rejected the residents' petition to incorporate.

In October 2017, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza dismissed the residents' appeal, citing procedural errors. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the Appeals Court sided with the county and Central Arkansas Water in rejecting the appeal of Piazza's decision by the town's residents.

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