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196 <br /> <br />Government Day on April 15th: Larry Green, Mayor: Sheila <br />Hall, Vice Mayor~ Greg Lewis, Councilor~ Cass Dalton, <br />Councilor; and Greg Lewis, Councilor. Ms. Price explained <br />that a mock Council meeting had been held by the students to <br />discuss recycling and recreational opportunities for youth <br />and the student "Council Members" would be presenting the <br />results of the meeting. <br /> <br /> Mr. Larry Green recommended that the importance of <br />recycling be instilled in children at the elementary school <br />level and the student would then help educate their families <br />about recycling. · <br /> <br /> Mr. Greg Lewis recommended that a recycling day be held <br />to educate the public about recycling and the media, schools, <br />neighborhood associations and civic organizations should be <br />involved. <br /> <br /> Mr. Cass Dalton supported using television segments to <br />educate the public about recycling, and utilizing the Channel <br />29 Close-Up program on local television. <br /> <br /> Ms. Sheila Hall addressed the issue of recreation and <br />recommended that the City work with downtown merchants to <br />encourage them to stay open later in the evenings, that bands <br />of interest to teenagers play on the mall on weekends, and <br />that other efforts be taken to animate the downtown mall to <br />make it more attractive for teenagers. <br /> <br /> Ms. Katrina Page recommended that the City help <br />establish a club for high school students which would provide <br />a location for such activities as talent shows, video games, <br />dances, and a snack bar. Ms. Page stated that the building <br />formerly occupied by Bradlees in the Seminole Square Shopping <br />Center would be a good location for the club. <br /> <br /> Mr. Larry Green stated that students had expressed <br />interest in having a roller or ice skating rink located in <br />the City. <br /> <br /> Councilors thanked the students for their input on the <br />recycling and recreational issues. <br /> <br />PUBLIC HEARING: LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENTS <br /> <br /> Mr. Clyde Gouldman, City Attorney, explained that <br />changes had been proposed for the Land Use Plan to make the <br />Plan consistent with the zoning changes proposed. Mr. <br />Gouldman noted that the public hearing was being held jointly <br />by the Council and the Planning Commission, with the <br />following Planning Commission members present: Mr. Akin, Ms. <br />Bowen, Mr. Caravati, Mr. Harris, Ms. Lewis, Ms. Siegner. <br />Absent: Mr. Sours. <br /> <br /> Mr. Satyendra Huja, Director of Community Development, <br />explained that Land Use Plan changes were proposed in the <br />following locations: 10th and Market Streets, North Belmont, <br />Belmont, Fry's Spring and Jefferson Park Avenue. <br /> <br />The public hearing was opened. <br /> <br /> Ms. Monica LeBeau of 621 Locust Avenue, pointed out that <br />the Council had directed the Planning Commission to hold <br />hearings on rezoning property on Grove Street, but no hearing <br />date has been set by the Planning Commission to date. <br /> <br /> As there were no further speakers, the public hearing <br />was closed. <br /> <br /> Responding to a question from Mr. Toscano, Mr. Huja <br />stated that~no hearing date has been set on the matter by the <br />Planning Commission. <br /> <br /> <br />
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