- City suspends liquor license for downtown Cape bar; owners say they want to fix problems (3/26/17)7
- Mall aboard: Future requires evolution at West Park Mall (3/24/17)24
- Harbor Freight Tools store coming to Cape (3/29/17)7
- Legal discrimination complaint, ethics complaint filed in Scott City government (3/22/17)13
- Cape school board rejects proposal to allow parochial-school students to play sports (3/28/17)79
- Former Southeast softball coach sues Board of Regents; seeks damages and her job back (3/23/17)15
- 'Construction with finesse' (3/26/17)2
- Chaffee district seeks bond issue for classrooms, property (3/26/17)4
- Lawmakers put prevailing wage in crosshairs; laborers object (2/12/17)10
- Triplett manslaughter case set for July 2018 (3/21/17)2
Cape Girardeau City Council action
(Second and third readings)
* Approved an ordinance to acquire property for the Broadway widening project.
* Granted a special-use permit for a child-care facility at 411 S. Ellis St.
* Granted a special-use permit to Rhodes Properties to construct and operate a residential development at 1110 N. Cape Rock Drive.
* Rezoned 505 Optimist Drive from industrial to residential.
* Adopted the revised federal flood plain maps.
* Granted a special-use permit for a telecommunications tower at 2007 Southern Expressway.
* Approved the record plat of North Pointe Center First Addition.
* Amended city code relating to required attendance of members of city boards and commissions.
* Established handicapped parking on Broadway.
* Approved the record plat of Cape Meadows Second subdivision.
* Accepted water-line easements and temporary construction easements for water-line improvements along Bertling Street and Old Sprigg Street Road.
* Accepted temporary construction easements for improvement of Broadway from Perry Avenue to Houck Place.
* Accepted a fire prevention and safety grant from the Department of Homeland Security.
* Executed a release of lien for the Community Development Block Grant Program.
* Agreed to seek federal funds for the Old Town Cape downtown lighting project.
* Agreed to seek federal funds for the Old Town Cape facade grant project.
* Agreed to seek federal funds for the bridge restoration and overlook project.
* Executed a financial assistance agreement with Southeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District for the 2005-2006 recycling fund.
* Hired Mueller Brothers Irrigation Inc. for the improvement of Water Street including brick pavers and reading board installation.
* Voted to reimburse capital expenditures with proceeds from tax-exempt bonds.
* Reappointed Dave Pfeiffer to the Board of Appeals.
* Renewed original package liquor and Sunday sales: Aldi Inc., 2145 Independence St.; Bi-State Oil, 612 S. Sprigg St., 920 N. Kingshighway; Amerimart, 865 N. Kingshighway and 1320 W. Cape Rock Drive; Jaspers, 407 Morgan Oak St. and 1008 N. Kingshighway; Rhodes 101 Stop, 2109 William St. and 11226 N. Sprigg St.; Sprigg Street Station, 40 N. Sprigg St.
* Renewed retail liquor by the drink: Brothers Again, 2023 Independence St.; D'Ladium, 1127 Broadway; Lodo's, 338 Broadway, Suite 110.
* Renewed retail liquor by the drink and Sunday sales: Knights of Columbus, 318 S. Spanish St.; Logan's Roadhouse, 3012 William St.; Royal N'Orleans, 300 Broadway; O'Charley's Inc., 3093 William St.; Kreiger's Hometown Sports Grill, 2406 William St.; West Park Bowling Lanes, 354 Silver Springs Road.
* Renewed wholesalers of intoxicating liquor under 22 percent: Bluff City Beer, Siemers Drive.
* Renewed wholesalers of intoxicating liquor, all kinds: Major Brands Inc., 334 N. Broadview.
* Renewed 5 percent beer by the drink: Ye Ole House, 120 Broadway.
* Granted conditional renewal of original liquor and Sunday sales: Kidd's Gas Mart, 1325 Broadway; Kidd II Inc., 103 N. Kingshighway; Quick N Save, 2717 Themis St.; Food Giant Supermarkets, 1120 N. Kingshighway; Rhodes 101 Stop, 10 S. West End Blvd., 1610 N. Kingshighway and 449 S. Kingshighway.
* Granted conditional renewal of retail liquor by the drink: Jeremiah's, 127 N. Water St.
* Granted conditional renewal of retail liquor by the drink and Sunday sales: The Pasta House Co., William Street; Casa Mexicana, 1015 N. Kingshighway; VFW Post 3838, 1049 N. Kingshighway; El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 202 Mount Auburn Road; BG's Old Tyme Deli, 205 S. Plaza Way; Outback Steakhouse, 101 Cape West Parkway; Ruby Tuesday, 3069 William St.; Broussard's Cajun Cuisine, 120 N. Main St.; Nick's Family Sports Club, 1 Main St.; Buffalo Wild Wings, 2136 William St.
* Set a public hearing for June 6 on the request of Stacy Lange for a special-use permit for a day care at 733 Watkins Drive.
* Filed the recommendation of the planning and zoning commission to deny an amendment of a special-use permit for an additional apartment building at 2784 Lynwood Hills Drive.
* Filed the recommendation of the planning and zoning commission to deny a special-use permit for an administrative facility for the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at 1016 N. Henderson Ave. rear.
* Discussed the request for a three-way stop at the intersection of Kurre Lane, Rampart and Melrose streets, but decided instead to step up speed-enforcement efforts for the next six months.
* Accepted water and infrastructure improvements at the Greater Cape Girardeau Industrial Park.
* Accepted the 12-inch water-main extension to serve Southeast Missouri Hospital West Campus.
* Decided to conduct only a limited review of the city charter.