CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. — Plans to annex a portion of Benton County could soon impact the residents of Cave Springs.
Officials from Rogers announced last month that they wanted to annex a piece of Benton County that would then belong to Rogers, instead of just the county.
On Aug. 6, members of the Cave Springs City Council met to discuss how they could come to have a role in the matter.
Next week members of the city council will meet to vote on whether or not they should hold a special election, to decide on annexing some of the land into Cave Springs.
Members of the Cave Springs City Council said an annexation could be good for the city and those coming into the area.
“It will certainly bring more people into Cave Springs from a tax standpoint, but it will also protect those people who live out in the rural area where they can maintain the rural life that they so appreciate now,” said Larry Fletcher, a member of the Cave Springs City Council.
The land that Rogers officials want to annex is located between Rogers, Cave Springs, Bentonville and Highfill. At the time, the land is only considered a portion of Benton County.