Decisions unfold at two different Jonesboro committee meetings

Decisions unfold at two different Jonesboro committee meetings
pic of Jonesboro Municipal Center (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -A lot of activity unfolded at two different committee meetings in Jonesboro Tuesday.

At the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission meeting, the committee agreed to allow the use of temporary use of portable trailers for two years at several Nettleton School District campuses, including University Heights, Fox Meadow Elementary/Intermediate and the Nettleton Jr. High School campus.

The MAPC also approved a two-year extension into a project on Oaktree Manor Planned Development.

The original request was for five years after the project was initially approved back in Dec. 2013 with 17 of 37 houses completed.

The commission also approved the approval of converting a 9,000 square foot to a climate controlled storage at 2215 Grant Ave.

And lastly, they approved a rezoning request at 5917 E. Johnson for I1 Limited Industrial District to the C3 general commercial district for 5.93 acres.

At the Finance & Administration committee meeting, they agreed to send a motion involving two truck purchases to the full council.

Second, the committee voted to send another request to the full council of the purchase of 42 NIJ-compliant armored bulletproof vests on a $33,879 grant.

They also voted to move to full council the application on a 2020 outdoor recreational grant for $250,000 where the city looks to purchase land, along with seeking a 50/50 matching grant from Arkansas Parks & Tourism to fund the Earl Bell Community Center outdoor recreation.

The funds would allow for the creation of new tennis courts, along with a walking trail, and landscaping and beautification.

Fourth, the committee also moved to full council a $5,000 appropriation for the purchase of a new van to help with transporting disabled veterans around the region, including to areas in Little Rock and Memphis.

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