City votes not to move $2 million from General Fund Reserves for STIP project

City votes not to move $2 million from General Fund Reserves for STIP project
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An ordinance that would have amended to 2018 budget and moved $2 million to the capital improvement fund to widen Harrisburg Road failed on the third reading Tuesday night.

The Jonesboro City Council, which held the ordinance to three readings, voted by a vote of 9 to 2, not to transfer the funds from the general reserve fund.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation said they would widen Harrisburg Road from Forest Hill Road to the entrance of Fire Station Number 4 if the city paid the difference for the project.

The city had already passed an ordinance to move $7,810,000 from the General Fund Reserves to the Capital Improvement Fund as a local city match for the Statewide Transporation Improvement Program.

Several members of the public spoke against the ordinance to move the additional $2 million.

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