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Monett City Council considers one-way for part of Fourth Street

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Monett City Council is considering a request by Bruner Pharmacy to turn a block of Fourth Street into a one-way street.

Bruner has requested changing the direction of Fourth Street from Front to Broadway into a northbound one-way. The change would enable the pharmacy to install a drive-through window. The business would build an addition on the east side of its building that would extend out to the street.

According to City Administrator Dennis Pyle, council members will formally introduce an ordinance proposing the change at its June 20 monthly meeting. Public comment would likely be accepted at a special meeting in the following month so that final passage could take place at the July 20 monthly meeting.

Comment prior to the June meeting would also be welcome, Pyle added.

The arrangement would require that Bruner build onto the city sidewalk. Pyle said the city would consider leasing a portion of the city's right-of-way to the business for the window. The lease would terminate if the business ceased offering the street-side service.

Southbound traffic would encounter signage and striping on the roadway to indicate how to proceed. Pyle said council members had not yet determined how parking on Fourth Street would be impacted, though parking at least on the west side of the street would be affected by the change.

Should council members approve the change, Pyle anticipated the street changes would go into effect after a reasonable time had elapsed, such as 30 days, to get motorists used to the idea before the business completed its addition.



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