City will build offices downtown
By Gene Kemmeter
The city of Stevens Point will build new city offices in the downtown area.
The Common Council voted 8-1 Monday, Aug. 21, to develop the offices in a new location as part of a plan to move from the County-City Building. The Council will also move the Police Department into new quarters in the former Mid-State Technical College building at 933 Michigan Ave.
Alderperson Mike Phillips, District 10, voted against the proposal. Voting in favor were Tori Jennings, District 1; David Shorr, District 2; Cindy Nebel, District 3; Jeremy Slowinski, District 6; Mary Kneebone, District 7; Cathy Dugan, District 8; Mary McComb, District 9; and Shaun Morrow, District 11.
Heidi Oberstadt, District 4, was excused and Meleesa Johnson, District 5, president of the Council, was filling in for Mayor Mike Wiza while he is out of town and could not vote except to break a tie.
The Council met in closed session for nearly 90 minutes before voting on the issue of a site.
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