August 3, 2010

City councilors meet for special session today

A special City Council session at 5 p.m. today has a couple of interesting items on its agenda.
First, the city appears ready to buy the decrepit gas station at the entrance to Rockwell Park -- at 316 Park St. -- for $185,000. It's part of a brownfields cleanup deal. Details to follow.
Second, there's an executive session slated "to discuss negotiations for relocation" of the McDonald's restaurant in the middle of the former mall property.
One of the odd things about the site is that McDonald's owns the land on which it sits. It's not part of the overall 17 acres that belongs to the city. Moving it elsewhere is considered a crucial step in the revitalization process.
I know absolutely nothing about what's under discussion. But with luck, perhaps we'll get some light shining on that, too.
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Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Ward, when he was councilman, the one that complained about the mayor having too many Special City council meetings?

Wasn't it Ward, when he was a councilman, the one that complained about the mayor having meetings at 5:00?

Isn't there a regular city council meeting just next week?

When was this announced?

Anonymous said...

1:48 PM, Would you like a little cheese with that whine???

Anonymous said...


Guess I hit a sore spot!

Anonymous said...

Nope, 7:19 AM. Not really. I'm just really tired of all your redundant whining. It's kind of irritating.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't the Republicans and Barnes all over Ward for this?

Or are they planning on doing the same thing if elected?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they're not "all over Ward for this" because it's just not that big of a deal? In case you didn't notice, you are the only one complaining about it.

Anonymous said...


Or is it that they are not doing their job?

Or are they buddy buddys?

Anonymous said...

or is it just not that important?

Anonymous said...


Are you saying that openness in government is not important?