Rogers officials look at yearly budget

Posted: November 5, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat Gazette/SPENCER TIREY Karen Minkel, director of the Walton Family Foundation Home Region Program talk to a crowd Friday during a groundbreaking event at the Thaden School, an independent school in Bentonville. Construction of the school's campus is underway and the first buildings are scheduled for completion in 2018 with the rest to follow by 2020. The school opened this fall in temporary classrooms and offices that will be decommissioned as permanent buildings become available.

The city's continued growth will bring $1.5 million more into the upcoming year's budget, city officials say.

Equipment

Equipment purchases under consideration in the 2018 Rogers budget, according to Casey Wilhelm, Rogers finance director.

• Truck for Fire Department

• Police dog and equipment to convert Tahoe into a police dog unit

• 13 police vehicles

• Ambulance

• Three fire department staff vehicles

• Cardiac monitor for ambulance

• New security system, library

• Painting, wall mats for Recreation Center

• Repairs to Aquatics Center slides

• Parks equipment, including a groomer, Skid Steer loader, three mowers, two four-wheelers, a truck and a van

• Playground equipment at three possible parks locations

• Phone system for Information Systems

• HVAC system for Adult Wellness Center

• Mower and front end loader for the Street Department

• Truck and various repairs for airport

Source: Staff report

NWA Democrat Gazette/SPENCER TIREY Ted Huie, with Rogers Parks and Recreation, works on a bike jump Friday at the Railyard in Rogers. Rogers growth is...

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