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WPD 9/17/2015


Thanks to the out pouring of support from our community, WPD will be placing "In God We Trust" on the back glass of all our department vehicles. Thanks to Sheriff JR Smith and the Cross County Sheriffs Department for including us in the wonderful project.

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2015 Mayor of the Year

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Killough Street Reopned

Repairs to Killough street, between Languille & Bridges; have been completed and that section is now reopen for travel. Thank you to Director of Public Works Jerry Brewster and his crew for the prompt attention to the situation and making the repairs as quickly as possible.

Killough Street Project

Due to the necessary street repairs on Killough street, between Languille & Bridges; that section will be closed until approximately July 22, 2015. Detours are marked and in place for safe travel.  During winter months this section has endure damage that requires major repair. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause the our community.



Jerry Brewster, Director of Public Works

Street Projects June 2015



Ordinance 759 - Home Occupations

Ordinance number 759 was passed 12-10-13 revising the regulations for home occupations.





That Ordinance Number 560 titled: “AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING REVISED ZONING REGULATIONS FOR THE CITY OF WYNNE, ARKANSAS”; having been passed and approved January 09, 1996 is hereby amended.

WHEREAS, with these positive changes comes a need to revise Ordinance No. 560 to reflect changes to the Miscellaneous Regulations for Home Occupations applying to R-1, R-2 and R-3 equally.

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that it is in the best interest of the citizens and residents of the City of Wynne, Arkansas, that the zoning regulations be amended to provide compliance with following requirements, which are intended to balance protection of residential character with enabling residents to work from home.

SECTION 1: Miscellaneous Regulations: This applies to R-1, R-2 and R-3 equally. Section E, 4. Home Occupations of Ordinance No. 560 is hereby amended to read as follows:

4. Home Occupations Permitted. A home occupation shall be allowed as an accessory use in residential districts subject to compliance with the following requirements, which are intended to balance protection of residential character with enabling residents to work from home:

a. The home office or business is clearly secondary to the use of the dwelling as a residence and does not change the residential character or appearance of the dwelling or lot in any visible manner.

b. The work done in the home office or business creates no objectionable odor, noticeable vibration, or offensive noise that increases a level of ambient sound at the property lines.

c. The home office or business does not involve the external display of goods or services, and does not cause unsightly conditions or waste visible from off the property.

d. The home office or business does not cause interference with radio or television reception in the vicinity.

e. Permitted home occupations shall not include the employment of any persons not residing on the premises in the performance of the occupation.

f. A home occupation shall be carried on wholly within the principle residential structure. No home occupations shall be allowed in accessory buildings or garages.

g. There shall be no external alteration of the dwelling, nor storage of supplies or equipment outside.

h. Parking to serve a home occupation shall be provided off-street, and no such parking shall be permitted in a required setback, other than in a drive-way. In no event shall yard areas be converted to off street parking to serve a home occupation.

i. The City of Wynne takes no responsibility of enforcing or monitoring covenants.

Home Occupations Prohibited. Prohibited home occupations include, but as not limited to the following:

(1) Barber and beauty shops.

(2) Dispatch centers, where employees come to the site to be dispatched to other locations.

(3) Commercial stables, kennels, and animal boarding and care facilities.

(4) Assembly or repair of large appliances.

(5) Repair or assembly of vehicles or equipment with internal combustion engines, or any other work related to motor vehicles and their parts.

BE IT, THEREFORE, ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WYNNE, ARKANSAS that all other provisions of Ordinance Number 560 and amendments thereto not herein specifically amended shall remain in full force and effect.

REVISED AND ADOPTED on this 10th day of December, 2013.

2012 Projects

Some of the major projects for this year are:

Lemons Street:  The additional lane will decrease the amount of congestion between the Wynne Primary School and the Wynne Intermediate School.


Mohr Road ditch drainage project: This project will help the drainage for the City.


Tear down abandoned houses: The City began tearing down abandoned houses in the city limits at no cost  to the landowner.  We feel this will make safer neighborhoods and make our city a better place to live.

A Street

Forrest & J Street 

Poplar & M Street 


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Parks & Recreation Master Plan

The City Council approved the master plan January 11, 2011.

Additional Information
Parks & Recreation Master Plan