Rogers Votes to Scrap Part of Land Annexation Election

UPDATE (1:38 p.m.):

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Rogers City Council voted to cancel part of the land annexation election at their Friday afternoon meeting. 

The Rogers City Council said the November 14 election will move forward for land east of Arkansas 112 the city wants to annex. However, the city scrapped part of the election on annexing land west of Arkansas 112. 

Two questions will be on the ballot Tuesday, one for the eastern land and one for the western land. The question dealing with annexing land west of Arkansas 112 will no longer be counted, the city said. 

“This annexation was originally brought forward to help plan for future growth, road improvements, and water services. With the new city boundaries, the Rogers annexation would create more problems than solutions. I hope that Bentonville can commit to serving this entire area,” Rogers Mayor Greg Hines said. 

ORIGINAL STORY: 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) -- The City of Rogers is set to vote on Friday afternoon on cancelling a land annexation special election following an ongoing dispute with the City of Bentonville, officials say. 

Rogers was set to have a special election on November 14 to decide if it would annex land in Benton County. 

A group of 39 people who own land in the area Rogers tried to annex then asked Bentonville to annex their property instead. 

Rogers filed a lawsuit, asking a judge to stop Bentonville from annexing the land from those 39 Benton County residents, but that lawsuit was dismissed Thursday. Rogers city officials said the special election would still go forward. After all, early voting had already started. 

On Friday, the Rogers City Council will vote on a new ordinance which would cancel the previous scheduled special election over this land annexation, according to a meeting agenda. The meeting for this vote is set for 1 p.m.

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Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. 


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