Hoxie City Council moves forward with Minturn annexation

Hoxie City Council moves forward with Minturn annexation

HOXIE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Hoxie City Council discussed during Tuesday’s city council meeting on whether to annex the town of Minturn into the city of Hoxie.

Mayor Dennis Coggins said the council decided to move forward with the plan to annex the two cities.

Minturn’s City Council decided to move forward with the plan to annex the cities
Minturn’s City Council decided to move forward with the plan to annex the cities (Source: KAIT-TV)

“We’ve got a bunch of good citizens in Minturn," he said. "We’re all family, so we need to help each other out and that’s what we’re going to keep doing.”

Coggins said the next step is to hold a public meeting with citizens to discuss the annexation, along with receiving feedback from citizens on the move.

A possible annexation will combine the cities of Hoxie and Minturn to benefit them both.
A possible annexation will combine the cities of Hoxie and Minturn to benefit them both. (Source: KAIT-TV)

According to Coggins, the city of Minturn has already voted and approved to merge with the city of Hoxie.

“The people down there don’t want it to just die off," he said. "We’re going to try to do is to consolidate them together. They’ll be Hoxie, but they’ll still keep their name Minturn.”

According to the United States Census Bureau, Minturn had 114 people living in the city limits in the 2000 Census, but now just over 100 people live within the city limits.

The two towns are roughly six miles apart.

There will be a public hearing to hear the citizens’ input in the first part of August
There will be a public hearing to hear the citizens’ input in the first part of August (Source: KAIT-TV)

Coggins hopes to schedule the first of public meetings around the first of August, but a hard date has not been set.

To contact the Hoxie City Hall, call 870-886-2742.

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