ROGERS -- The city accepted two grants and rolled over several financial items for ongoing projects from last year's budget to this year's during a meeting Tuesday night.
The City Council voted to accept $15,979 from the Arkansas Department of Health for a state trauma system for the Fire Department and $20,000 from the National Development Research Institute for the department's participation in a firefighter health and wellness study.
The council voted to approve carrying over $114,963 of reserve for vehicle maintenance, salaries and wages for the Fire Department.
A total of $1,572,813 was carried over for the Street Department from the 2017 budget for engineering expenses, street light installation, street sign expense, disaster relief, capital expenditures, the trail system, improvement to Lake Atalanta and the Razorback Greenway.
The council recognized $2,083,151 in federal grants made to the Rogers Airport, and voted to spend $2,227,406 in carryover expenses for the airport's runway renovation, taxi lane apron construction, and capital expenditures.
Nearly $6 million was carried over from the 2017 budget for general fund projects, which included a number of administration items -- salaries and wages, retirement expense, legal fees and city hall restoration. More than half the sum was the expense of the new capital radio system for the Police Department. The Rogers Historical Museum expansion, Lake Atalanta improvements, District Court automation expenses and new carpeting for the Rogers Public Library were also included.
The council voted to carryover $9,000 for its animal kennel to wrap up projects from 2017, and $78,000 for police vehicles purchased last year.
NW News on 02/28/2018
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