Rogers projects' density less of a hangup for developers under new code

Posted: October 25, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER
Rogers City Hall is seen in a 2016 file photo.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Rogers City Hall is seen in a 2016 file photo.

ROGERS -- City employees hope a change to code will remedy issues developers encounter with planned unit developments concerning density requirements and use classifications.

Other action

Rogers City Council met Tuesday and approved:

• Waiving competitive bidding to buy several items for the Police Department, including 110 ballistic helmets from Aspetto Inc.; 220 ballistic armor plates from Botach Tactical; an automated fingerprint live scan station from Morphotrak; a truck from Superior of Siloam Springs; a van also from Superior of Siloam Springs.

• Spending $10,555 from Airport Fund reserve and authorizing a contract with D-Sign Inc. The money will contribute to replacing the Rogers Executive Airport main entrance sign with one that is consistent in branding. Cost of the sign was budgeted, but the final expense was $10,555 over the origina estimate.

• Rezoning 40 acres at 1803 S. Blue Hill Road from residential single family to agricultural. Eric Covington, the property owner, said he had no intentions of putting up chicken houses or owning hogs, only fulfilling a 19-year-old promise that his wife could one day own a horse again.

• Recognizing insurance proceeds in the amount of $17,573 for police equipment and $19,162 for the airport’s air traffic control tower. The equipment was damaged by lightning during a storm.

• Waiving competitive bidding and authorizing a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield for health insurance coverage for the city employees for the 2018 calendar year.

• Certifying local government endorsement of business to participate in the Tax Back Program.

• Authorizing the grant of an easement to Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation for Mount Hebron Park.

• Accepting the final plat of The Ivey’s phase II on 21.72 acres.

Source: Staff report

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