Finance and Administration committee, MAPC meet in Jonesboro Municipal Center

Finance and Administration committee, MAPC meet in Jonesboro Municipal Center
Jonesboro Municipal Center (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It was a busy evening at the Jonesboro Municipal Center on Tuesday as the Finance and Administration committee and the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission discussed a number of issues.

On the Finance and Administration Committee agenda was a resolution to contract with Information Network of Arkansas to develop an online payment service portal.

It would also provide an online payment collection service for the city of Jonesboro.

It would give citizens the option to pay for fees owed to the city online.

The resolution was forwarded to the full city council.

The committee also discussed ordinances authorizing a 2-percent fee for aldermen, city attorney, city clerk, and the mayor.

Each ordinance was not recommended to move to the full city council causing them to fail in committee.

After the Finance and Administration committee meeting, the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission meet to discuss several topics including the rezoning of land in southwest Jonesboro.

The piece of land up for a rezoning is on the north side of Highway 49, between Highway 226 and Wilkerson Drive, and south of Flemon Road.

Currently, the area is zoned as agricultural, but developers are requesting to change it to RS-S, as a single family residential district.

During public comment, multiple people who live in the area spoke against the rezoning.

In the end, MAPC approved the request and it now heads to the full city council for consideration.

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