Council votes in favor of parking lot over objections

Greg Peterson points to some currently vacant lots along Fox Glenn Drive in Hunter’s Crossing Subdivision as a possible park location. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Angela Simmons)

O’FALLON – Monday night’s City Council meeting involved approving multiple service agreements and ordinances, but it was the City Hall parking expansion project and the naming of the downtown pavilion, plaza and parking portion of the Destination O’Fallon economic development plan that garnered the most discussion. 

St. Clare Parish Trustee Mike Crupe addressed the council first during public comment to ask them to reconsider the idea of paving the city-owned land, or at least delay it until after the parish’s planned Oktoberfest. He brought with him letters from St. Clare School students for the council to read prior to their vote.

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