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October 21, 2014, 11:47 am
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Ald. To Consider Release of Oak Ridge Exec. Session on First Reading

Springfield aldermen will have several contentious ordinances in front of them for Tuesday’s City Council meeting.


One on first reading calls for the immediate release of minutes and recordings of a closed-door meeting last month to discuss the possible privatization of Oak Ridge Cemetery.


That meeting is the subject of a legal challenge, even though Mayor Mike Houston has now dropped the idea of hiring a private firm to run the cemetery.


The other ordinance on emergency passage would put the city into an agreement with Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services to run a “minority participation program.”


Each of the three participants would pay $20,000 a year for the program, which would try to steer minority students with an interest in science or technology into careers like engineering, or jobs related to railroads.


Another ordinance on emergency passage would settle the police internal affairs shredding case with Calvin Christian for $103,000.


Ordinances on Emergency Passage require 8 votes to pass.

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