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Packed House Expected On Walmart Issue

Springfield's first Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened at Republic and Golden in May 2012. Photo: Image by KTTS News

Packed House Expected On Walmart Issue

By Jason Rima. CREATED Feb 11, 2013

A packed house is expected tonight at Historic City Hall as City Council holds a public hearing regarding a proposal to rezone an area near Grand and Campbell to make way for a new Walmart Neighborhood Market.

As of Monday morning, the City Clerk's office reports that 20 people have signed up to speak to the issue.

Speakers are allotted five minutes each.

City Council will deal with action items on the agenda, prior to beginning the public hearing on the proposed commercial rezoning.

Two overflow rooms will be set up outside council chambers -- on the second and third floors -- with video screens allowing citizens to view and hear the proceedings.

It is still anticipated, however, that turnout may exceed the building's fire code capacity.

As a result, officials encourage citizens to dress warmly, as they may not be allowed in the building due to overcrowding.
 
The temperature is expected to drop to the freezing point tonight, according to local weather reports.
 
The City's Public Information Department will broadcast and live web stream the meeting:
 
• Cable viewers with Mediacom service may tune in to channel 80 or 15.1.
 
• Those with AT&T service can access the broadcast by selecting Channel 99 (menu guide) and selecting the governmentaccess channel option.
 
• Online access is available from the City's website homepage.
This stream is accessible to mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.
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Anchor and Reporter for KTTS News since 1997. Jason provides the Ozarks with the morning Go-Patrol traffic report