Enclave Area B annexation into the City of Hot Springs became effective on May 25. The implementation of fire, police, water, wastewater and stormwater services will begin July 1. Water, wastewater and stormwater updated rates will appear on the July 1 billing statement. Any existing county stormwater permits will be effective until July 1, then will be terminated and replaced with fee-free city permits until January 1, 2019. New grading, excavation, stormwater and driveway permits will be available July 1 with no fee until January 1, 2019. New construction will require permits which are available on July 1. Permits for new single family homes will have no fee until January 1, 2019. Other construction projects already underway may continue, subject to regulations in effect prior to May 25. Solid Waste commercial collection services will begin July 1, and residential collection services will begin January 1, 2019. Title 17 code compliance will begin July 1, 2019.