Jan 25, 2022 - News

4 city council items to watch in NWA

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Where decisions get made. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

We have a sneaking suspicion some of you aren't religiously attending your city council’s meetings or looking at the agendas. That’s why we keep an eye out.

  • Here are 4 highlights on deck for today’s meetings in Bentonville and Rogers.

1. Bentonville Library could get a boost.

  • The public library could receive $56,856 in CARES Act money, $40,000 of which would be used to expand the library’s ebook collection.
  • The money would also help expand WiFi and buy COVID-19-related supplies such as hand sanitizer.

2. More booze in Rogers.

  • Rogers City Council will vote on whether to extend the boundaries of the Railyard Entertainment District where you can drink alcohol outside, a little farther down West Chestnut Street until First Street.
  • See a list of other businesses that participate in the entertainment district here.

3. Bentonville will decide who will improve Greenhouse Road.

  • An affirmative vote would allow the mayor to enter into a $1.3 million contract with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company to design safety improvements at Greenhouse Road.
  • Federal grant money will pay for 80% of the project.

4. Trail repairs in Rogers.

  • Rogers City Council will consider spending $101,000 on repairs for trails that were damaged by flooding in April 2021.

Save the dates: A friendly reminder that each city council meets twice a month. Bentonville, Rogers and Springdale meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, and Fayetteville meets the first and third Tuesday.

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