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Rogers 1% Sales Tax Approved

Voters voted to extend a 1% sales and use the tax and $300 million in bonds in a special election held in Rogers on Tuesday.

Bonds will now be issued to help pay for several city services.

Mayor Greg Hines stated that if the issue passes, the city will be able to vet construction projects as early as the next day.

The bonds are going to be used for:

Up to $178 million in Street Improvement Bonds: Will help pay for improvements to streets, roads, trails and bridges.

Up to $41 million in Parks and Recreation Bonds: Will help pay for improvements to park and recreational facilities, land acquisition, street lighting, utilities, flood control, furnishings and maintenance facilities outside a park.

Up to $11.5 million in Police Improvement Bonds: Will help pay for improvements to existing police facilities, including radio equipment and other communications, furnishings, lighting, roads, etc.

Up to $9.5 million in Fire Improvement Bonds: Will help pay for fire department facilities, radio communications and other equipment, a new fire station, any necessary land acquisition and parking, furnishings, lighting, etc.

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