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Council votes down rezoning amendment

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- The process of getting a rezoning request approved is working fine, according to Sikeston city officials.

During their regular meeting Monday, the Sikeston City Council unanimously voted down a bill which would have limited the ability to initiate a rezoning application to those owning or having a vested interest in a property; those having the consent of the property owner; and city officials.

Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator, noted the proposed amendment to city code did not receive a favorable recommendation from the city's Planning and Zoning Committee during their review of the bill.

"Anyone can initiate the action," City Manager Doug Friend said of rezoning requests. "It's been that way in the code since 1968 and we've never had a problem."

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