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Downtown CID meets opposition

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- CIDs are 0-2 in Sikeston this year.

A community improvement district proposal for the Midtowner Village shopping center on Malone Avenue failed after coming up against opposition during its public hearing held at the Aug. 1 City Council meeting.

Following a public hearing during Monday's special Sikeston City Council meeting, opponents successfully argued against proceeding with the creation of the Downtown Sikeston Community Improvement District.

Historic Downtown Sikeston presented a petition with the signatures of 34 property owners seeking creation of the CID on Oct. 3.

During Monday's meeting, Donald Blizzard presented a petition with the names of 36 people who oppose the CID, 20 of which are business owners, he said.

According to city records, there are 72 property owners within the proposed district.

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