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Bond Issue Passes in Rogers

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA) -- Rogers voters approve multi-million dollar bond issue in a special election Tuesday.

Votes from 50 percent of Rogers precincts have been counted and those numbers show that the bond issues has comfortably passed.

This means the City of Rogers will be able to extend its one percent sales tax in order to raise money for a variety of projects throughout the city.

Mayor Greg Hines released the following statement:

“This process has always been about the future of our City and citizen input has always determined what projects to invest in. We're considered the 'Downtown of Northwest Arkansas' because of the investments we’ve made in our infrastructure, parks and public safety. We’re excited the voters renewed their trust in our bond program and we look forward to delivering on our promises.”

The bond issue was broken down into five items on the ballot. The 50 percent of precinct numbers are as follows:

  • Refunding Bonds 74 percent Yes and 26 percent No
  • Street Improvement Bonds 76 percent Yes and 24 percent No
  • Park and Recreational Improvement Bonds 72 percent Yes and 28 percent No
  • Fire Improvement Bonds 76 percent Yes and 24 percent No
  • Police Improvement Bonds 76 percent Yes and 24 percent No

Although the bond has passed, the results will not be officially verified until Thursday, Aug. 23.

Also, Mindy Hunt appears to have won the Ward 1 City Director seat with 58 percent of the vote, defeating David E. Allen, who had 31 percent, and Fares Trinidad who had 12 percent.

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