Rogers City Council OKs rezoning property for apartment complex

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 1:07 a.m.

The City Council approved rezoning two properties drawing public outcry in many city meetings.

Other action

Rogers’ City Council met Tuesday and approved:

• Closing streets on Nov. 23 for the annual NWA Turkey Trot hosted by Sheep Dog Impact Assistance.

• Spending $850,000 from general reserve for the final phase of the Rogers Historical Museum expansion.

• Amending the 2017 budget for Community Development Block Grant to move $139,445. Administrator Donna Johnson said the money was set aside for building sidewalks. Johnson said they often set aside CDBG money for goals that would take a few years of savings, but HUD policy recently changed and required the money be spent within two years. The money will go into other purposes, such as transportation assistance, she said.

• Accepting a $421,205 Community Development Block Grant.

• Rezoning 20 acres at 501 N. 40th Street, commonly known as belonging to the Elks Lodge, from agricultural to residential office.

• Buying snow removal equipment for the airport and Street Department.

Source: Staff report

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