The City Council began with two public hearings regarding potential ordinances for the re-zoning of two separate lots. The first is a .19 acre parcel owned by the Greater Rolla Area Charitable Enterprise, (G.R.A.C.E). The current use of the property, according to council documents, is “a storage warehouse with accessory offices for administrative purposes.” Current zoning maps list the building as being in the Heavy Manufacturing District. The Future Land Use Map (FLUM) designates it as a Community Commercial Zone. The proposed ordinance would amend the zoning map that covers the parcel of land, changing it from Heavy Manufacturing to a Center City District zone.

The second proposed ordinance referenced a 6.94 acre stretch of three parcels of land located at 1150 and 1151 Lynwood Drive and a a vacant lot. The parcels, owned by the City of Rolla, and are listed as vacant land and family housing. The ordinance would amend the zoning map, changing the zoning from Single-Family Residential to Rural Residential District zoning.

The parcels of land mentioned in the second ordinance were bought by the City of Rolla for purpose of creating a right-of-way for the new Route 72 Extension.

No citizens made comment in either public hearing set on the agenda.

Following the hearings and first reading of the re-zoning ordinances, three ordinances were passed. The first was to enable the city to develop “an integrated management plan based on EPA  (Environmental Protection Agency) and MDNR  (Missouri Department of Natural Resources) guidance that provides the City of Rolla with an adaptable and affordable long term plan for addressing the city’s wastewater and stormwater needs.”

The plan, according to council documents, “will establish the framework to develop an affordable and effective long term agreement with MDNR for compliance with future water quality regulations.”

The second ordinance called for the evaluation of sites and property necessary to acquire for the construction of a new Vichy Road Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the expansion of the SE WWTP. According to the ordinance, “It is the intent…to obtain environmental clearances as required by the MDNR State Revolving Program…and perform sufficient site layout…that the amount of land necessary for acquisition can be defined.”

The third ordinance enters the the City of Rolla into a Memorandum of Understanding with eh Missouri Department of Natural Resources, acknowledging their creation of an Integrated Management Plan.

After the ordinances were read and passed, the council discussed three items of new business. The first item was a motion to close Seventh Street, from Pine Street to Rolla Street on Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 a.m. until Sunday, Dec. at Noon.  The motion also proposed closing Pine Street from 6th to 10th Streets from Friday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.. These areas will be used for Christkindl Market activities, according to council documents.

A resolution was also passed, authorizing the Mayor to execute a joint purchase agreement with the Phelps County Emergency Services Board for a new generator.

Finally, the council heard the first reading of an ordinance regarding the the reconfiguration of two parcels of land.