Tuesday, June 09, 2009

City News Release: Council Cancelled Wednesday Night's Special Meeting to Discuss Eminent Domain

June 9, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Mayor Jim O'Neal said the special City Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday to hear public input on City Utilities' proposed use of eminent domain for its new bus-transfer facility has been cancelled.

City Utilities informed City staff late this afternoon that it is withdrawing its motion in Federal Bankruptcy Court to lift the stay on the St. Louis Street property proposed for the bus-transfer facility. CU also has asked that its request to acquire that property be tabled at Thursday night's Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.

City Utilities presented information about its three-year site-selection process to the City Council in a special meeting today. Following the open presentation, the Council and CU representatives met in closed session under the Missouri Sunshine Law exemption for real-estate negotiations.

Council did not take any votes in closed session, which was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

Source: City of Springfield Public Information Office

Related: CU no longer actively pursuing bus transfer station on East St. Louis Street News-Leader.com Springfield News-Leader

CU reverses course on eminent domain News-Leader.com Springfield News-Leader

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Has the cheerful face of Mr. Finnie been seen at any of these meetings with CU & the City Council?

Or does he only operate behind closed doors?