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Ted Wright -- last update 4/8/2003 (city7Apr03.html)
Meet -- April 7, 2003
(Condensed Agenda on top) -- (Meeting Results below)
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and possible action ... reconstruction of historic city hall building ... as
a community facility ...
Results: All 4 commissioners voted to approve
the closing of Main Street on April 19 for the "Support Our Troops"
parade and rally. Event insurance was recommended for the sponsoring group
(Melodrama Maniacs) represented by Julie Dermody.
Results: Architect Jim Graber
presented drawings for potential reconstruction of the historic city hall
building (and Fire Dept. buildings to the west). City Manager, Mike Tinker
read Resolution 03-01 which was approved. Commissioners Gross, Sallee
& Rogers voted yes, while Commissioner Porter voted no. The resolution
calls for the City manager to plan, budget and construct the historic City
Hall building as a community facility ... in the spirit of the original structure.
August 9, 2003 was set as a target date for a cornerstone ceremony (on the
90th anniversary of the original).
The closing of Main Street for the (June 14th) Hogs 'N' Rods show was approved.
Three Commissioners voted yes, while Commissioner Porter voted no. The vote
followed a time-limited discussion in which all speakers approved of the basic
car and motorcycle show. The major disagreement centered on the scope of the
area where beer could be consumed. The event area was requested from the railroad
tracks to 12th St. (but not including 12th) and to the alleys (but not including
the alleys). The sponsoring organizations (Collinsville Downtown, Inc. and Greybeards)
indicated their plan was to allow consumption in the entire event area. Four
Collinsville ministers (and the Mayor) spoke in opposition to the planned area
of allowed possession and consumption of beer. A request was made to place an
agenda item on the April 21 City Commission meeting to further restrict that
Results: All four commissioners
voted to approve the partnering with Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
The wording was amended to a single year (instead of three) as that matched
the budget cycle. There was no funding tied to this decision, as that will
be decided later.
Text and photos by
Ted W. Wright
approved was the CG zoning / site plan for 602 W. Broadway.
Collinsville Police Chief Charlie Annis was introduced at this April 7th City
Commission meeting. Charlie joins the Collinsville force from a Highway Patrol
At the April 8th Downtown Inc. meeting it was decided to limit the consumption
area to the same area as last year.