City Council Meets Monday Night

On Monday night, Lebanon City Council approved the first reading of a bill to address procedures for closing the streets or sidewalks in Downtown for events. Lebanon City Administrator Mike Schumacher tells Regional Radio News the number of events have increased downtown.

The process will include a permit application to be submitted to the Downtown Business District Board for approval, and after approval the application will be submitted to the City Clerk at least 60 days prior to the requested closure, and then it must be approved by City Council for the closure to go forward. The second reading of the bill will be considered at the next City Council meeting. In other business, Lebanon City Council approved the second reading on 2 bills, one to rezone over 6 acres along Carmeco Road from C-1 Commercial to M-1 Light Industrial, and the rezoning of the 400 Block on Ice Cream Way from RS-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial.

Council also approved a bill authorizing Settlement Funds received from the National Opioid Settlement to be dedicated to the Laclede County Treatment Court. Judge Larry Winfrey thanked City Council …….

The amount provided to the Laclede County Treatment Court will not exceed $137,806 up to a period of 18 years.