Express Concerns Regarding Rezoning to Rogers City Council

Express Concerns Regarding Rezoning to Rogers City Council

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Stoney Creek Place POA started this petition to Rogers City Council

Stoney Creek Place POA held a special meeting on Monday, August 13, to discuss the concerns regarding the proposed rezoning of property on Dodson Road across from the subdivision. Sixteen (16) residents from 12 different properties attended and voiced their points of concern, and agreed-upon items are listed below.

A member of the POA Board will attend the Rogers City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 14, and present these topics to the Council prior to their ruling on the rezoning. Residents of Stoney Creek Place are invited to review this list of concerns, and if they agree with these points, add their name and address to this petition. The petition will then be presented to the Council.

It is the position of Stoney Creek Place POA that the rezoning is premature based on the following:

  • The City of Rogers master plan calls for the land in question to be rezoned from Agriculture to SF-5. Additionally, nearby land has also recently been rezoned for the construction of apartment complexes. Stoney Creek Place POA feels that continuing to deviate from the plan, before the full impact of current projects are completed, may result in overdevelopment along Dodson Road.  
  • Furthermore, the Stoney Creek Place POA requests that the City Council consider information regarding the current occupancy rates of apartment complexes nearby.  If a recent study has not been completed, the POA would like the opportunity to have a study done by a third party. 
  • The Bond issue, for which voting will take place on Tuesday, August 14, and which would provide funding for the widening for Dodson Road from 2 lanes to 5 lanes has not yet been determined. Without that funding, the widening of Dodson may not be able to be completed in a timely fashion. This would most likely result in heavy traffic that may not safely accommodate those living on it, possibly for many years. 
  • Future plans for Dodson Road do not include the addition of stop lights or stop signs. Traffic is already prone to speeding on Dodson, and a hill on the Southern end of the street makes visibility difficult. Residents are concerned that increased traffic will exacerbate already hazardous conditions. Turning left out of Stoney Creek Place and Rocky Creek will also become very challenging and potentially dangerous, especially when there is inclement weather.
  • Furthermore, the Stoney Creek Place POA requests that the City of provide further information regarding the most recent traffic study of Dodson Road.  If a recent study has not been completed, the POA may elect to have a study done by a third party. 
  • Per documentation provided to the City Planning Commission during the meeting on August 7, water runoff and flooding were not fully addressed by the easement the city installed last year upon the construction of the Arvest Data Center. The low-lying area belonging to the POA (Stoney Creek Place Park), and yards and homes on the south and east sides of the subdivision continue to experience flooding. Until drainage improvements are made, residents are concerned that run-off from the proposed construction and development would compound the problems. 
  • Furthermore, the Stoney Creek Place POA requests that the City Council consider further information regarding waste water management in the area.  If a study has not been completed, the POA would like the opportunity to have a study done by a third party. 
  • The developer, Edward Rose Properties, is based in Michigan. The Stoney Creek Place POA asks the City Council to consider that this organization may not share the same interest in the welfare and future impact upon our community. The developer has no other properties in the area for us to use as a point of reference regarding their quality or commitment level. 
  • Furthermore, the attorney retained by the Stoney Creek Place POA is employed by the same company representing Edward Rose Properties. Stoney Creek Place POA is concerned this may represent a conflict of interest, and has not had the opportunity to consult with another legal representative regarding any options that may be available to them.

It is for these reasons that the Stoney Creek Place POA, and the residents listed in this petition, respectfully request that the City Council postpone this rezoning until such time as more information becomes available.

 

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