Council to Formalize LSC Permit, Maria Dr. Widening
Left, Alderman Jerry Moore, Mayor Andrew Halverson and Community Development Director Michael Ostrowski will all be in attendance at Monday’s Council meeting. (City-Times photo)
The Stevens Point City Council meets Monday night for its second meeting of the year at 7 PM in the courthouse, 1516 Church St.
The Council is expected to formalize a construction permit request from the Stevens Point Public School District for the Life Skills Center: a 3,030 square foot educational center designed to teach independent living skills to developmentally disabled students. The building will be located on the northwest corner of the SPASH campus facing Northpoint Drive.
Council Members tonight will also consider officially widening Maria Drive by about 30 feet. Widening the road is intended to make the intersection of Maria Drive and Second St. North safer to pedestrians and motorists. The process will involve purchasing- and subsequently razing- Mickey’s, a popular pizza restaurant which closed in November, and acquiring 10 feet of property owned by Kent’s Service Center.
Tonight’s Council will also be unique, in that Mayor Andrew Halverson has included an opportunity for Council Members to sound off on his communication style, as well as offering suggestions for future communication. Several members of the Common Council have complained about Halverson’s last- minute memos, frequent special meetings and perceived history of hurrying Council votes.
Tonight’s meeting begins at 7 PM and is open to the public.