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As one of the potential last move for two Jefferson City Council members, they will consider taking the first step to build a new parking garage downtown.

Councilmen Ken Hussey, Ward 3, and Carlos Graham, Ward 4, will have their last council meeting Monday after term limiting out.

A resolution on the agenda would approve the $938,000 purchase of property in the 100 block of West McCarty Street with the intention of turning it into a parking garage.

Increasing downtown parking has been a recommendation of several studies over the last few years, and a feasibility study determined the best area would be on West McCarty Street.

If approved, the city would purchase two properties for the project: one, owned by Jefferson Street LLC, is currently a parking lot; the other, owned by Central Missouri Realty Company, is a warehouse building next door.

The current members will also finish pending business before swearing in those elected in the April 6 election.

The new council will then consider any new business.

Public hearings

The current council will host a public hearing on the use of a residence in the 700 block of Lafayette Street to be rezoned as a neighborhood office.

It would be used by the 62nd and 65th Regiments Legacy Foundation, which helps connect Lincoln University students with scholarships.

Consent agenda

Council members will consider allowing the use of a right of way to expand a parking lot at 1515 E. High St.

Bills pending

Reclassify the parks and landscape planner position to a parks resource supervisor position.

Reclassify a building plans reviewer position to a building inspector position.

Include new definitions to the city's code regarding the municipal airport.

Consider changing the requirements for the Airport Advisory Board membership.

Rezone a 0.17-acre lot in the 700 block of Lafayette Street to allow for its use as a residential office.

Modify the city code to account for an increase in sewer rates.

Consider spending $235,000 for new police officer and firefighter radios.

Consider a $85,000 request to replace the roof on Fire Station 3.

Consider a $14,367 demolition contract with Mid-Missouri Earth Movers for a location in the 400 block of East High Street.

Consider naming 504 E. Capitol Ave. and 630 Broadway as Local Historic Landmark buildings.

Resolutions

Approve the $200,000 sale of property in the 1100 block of East Dunklin Street to The Joshua House Church.

Approve the $938,000 purchase of property in the 100 block of West McCarty Street with the intention of turning it into a parking garage.

Bills introduced

The new council will set committee appointments and approve the meeting schedule to the 2021-22 year before considering three new bills.

Authorize a contract no more than $75,000 with Turn-Key Mobile to up-fit police vehicles.

Authorize the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for operating assistance with the air traffic control tower at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport.

Authorize a $938,000 supplemental appropriation from the parking fund to purchase property in the 100 block of West McCarty Street with the intention of turning it into a parking garage.

How to participate

The Jefferson City Council will meet in-person Monday but with a virtual option due to COVID-19 and social-distancing recommendations.

Community members can attend the meeting at 320 E. McCarty St. in the council chambers or view the meeting live via the city's YouTube page.

Those who wish to participate can also call into the meeting at 404-397-1516 or via WebEx with meeting number 187 934 3701 and password 1234.

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