City Council discusses emergency bridge repair on 33rd West Avenue, downtown stormwater master plan, approves new free medical clinic on East Dewey
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City Council discusses emergency bridge repair on 33rd West Avenue, downtown stormwater master plan, approves new free medical clinic on East Dewey

The bridge on 33rd W. Ave at about 78th street is going to need to be replaced. See what else was discussed at this week’s City Council meeting.

Excitement for downtown redevelopment grows at City Council, new fire station facilities approved to begin design process
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Excitement for downtown redevelopment grows at City Council, new fire station facilities approved to begin design process

The updated downtown master plan includes road changes, creating more living space downtown, and creating a “cohesive, diverse section comprising of the downtown and its surrounding streets and alleys.”

Excitement for downtown redevelopment grows at City Council, new fire station facilities approved to begin design process
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Excitement for downtown redevelopment grows at City Council, new fire station facilities approved to begin design process

Downtown Master Plan (DMP) consultants, Ken Boone and Taylor Plummer, from Ochsner Hare & Hare (OHH), introduced members of the City Council to the comprehensive redevelopment plan they have created at the Council’s study session on Monday evening at City Hall.

City accountant Lisa Romine retires after 37 years of dedicated service, City Council approves electronic timesheets, MLK parade, police equipment
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City accountant Lisa Romine retires after 37 years of dedicated service, City Council approves electronic timesheets, MLK parade, police equipment

Romine started her career with the City at the Police Department in August of 1983 and was promoted to an accountant in 2008. She’s able to boast that she is the only employee on record to have worked for both the police department and the accounting department.

City Council decreases marijuana dispensary spacing restrictions, gives updates on budget and downtown master plan
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City Council decreases marijuana dispensary spacing restrictions, gives updates on budget and downtown master plan

During the study session preceding January 19th’s regular City Council meeting proposed changes to the City’s medical marijuana dispensary spacing requirements were discussed at length.