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Council denies Aggie rezoning request again

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

For the second time in nearly four years, the Jonesboro City Council denied a rezoning request along Aggie Road.

The request involved nearly 38 acres of land along Aggie Road. It was initially denied by the council in 2012.

However, a ruling in January by Circuit Court Judge John Fogleman put the issue back before the council.

In his ruling, Fogleman deemed that the council acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in 2012.

He gave the council two months to reconsider the proposal.

The deadline for the council to act was Tuesday, March 8.

Though the council was not set to hold a third reading on the rezoning until March 15, Mayor Harold Perrin called a special city council meeting to meet Fogleman's deadline.

At the meeting, Jim Lyons, attorney for rezoning applicant Dean Tyrer, argued their case for the rezoning.

In the end, the city council voted 5-3 to once again deny the rezoning.

"It was not unexpected based upon the council's questions at a previous meeting," Jim Lyons told Region 8 News.

While not surprised, Lyons felt it was the wrong choice.

"No, I do not believe that they were correct," Lyons said. "I believe the rezoning should be RS-8."

According to Lyons, Tyrer has owned the property since 2002.

He said in that time, efforts to develop it under the current R-1 zoning were unsuccessful.

Lyons said he did not yet know what Tyrer's next move would be for that property.

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