Rogers' Frisco Park, greenway and trails to Promenade aided by Walton Family Foundation grants

Posted: November 29, 2017 at 1:05 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Cyclists navigate a trail near the Razorback Greenway trail in Rogers.

Money from the Walton Family Foundation will be used to update the city's downtown park, improve the Razorback Greenway and create a trail connecting the greenway to the Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

Rogers firefighters honored Tuesday for 20 and 25 years of service:

• Scott Bliss

• Michael Cesasle

• Doug Earp

• Bryan Hinds

• Cliff Thompson

• Jeffrey Wassman

• Scott Mendham

• Clint Bowen

• Mike Johnson (not present)

• Keith Foster of the Police Department was also honored for 20 years of service.

Source: Staff report

City Council action

The Rogers City Council met Tuesday night and also approved:

• Establishing building codes and use classification for tiny houses. The new ordinance anticipates the state’s 2018 residential code, said Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. It will allow better inspection and control of single-family residences, specifically tiny homes, he said. The only area tiny houses will be allowed in the city are Eighth and 13th streets near Olive, Jenkins said. No community of tiny houses is planned at this time.

• Authorizing a contract with Crossland Heavy Contractors for construction services of Monte Ne Road realignment to include construction of water and sewer.

• Appropriating $22,200 from Airport Fund Reserves for a contract with Garver LLC. The funds will go toward a capacity study for the airport runway, said David Krutsch, airport manager. The preliminary study identifies potential needs within a multi-year capital improvement plan.

• Rezoning 5.10 acres of Blevins Family Farms at 1995 S. Wallis Road from agricultural to residential single family.

• Rezoning 7.54 acres at the southwest corner of W. Stave Mill Road from commercial to industrial.

• Accepting the final plat of Chandler Run Subdivision, phase one.

• Relocating an access easement to city property, and accepting a donation of a new access easement. The two parcels of land are owned by the same person and will allow him to develop the land closer to Walnut, said Jennifer Waymack, senior staff attorney.

• Filing a cleanup lien for the removal of overgrown brush and debris on property in Rogers.

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