Changes to neighborhood improvement program proposed

The Jefferson City Council will soon take up changes to the Neighborhood Improvement Program at the recommendation of the Public Works and Planning Committee.

At the committee meeting Friday, Drew Hilpert, assistant city counselor, presented ordinance revisions for the Neighborhood Improvement Program to incorporate suggestions received from several council members and city staff throughout the past few months.

According to the draft, petitions for projects will have to be submitted by July 1 of each year to be considered in the following year’s budget. If the project is not funded in that budget, it will be considered denied.

This provision is largely because of a previous issue where one less desirable project was kept on the city’s list for nearly 20 years before being formally denied this year.

Other proposed changes to the ordinance include a requirement for petitions to have ....

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