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m and on ad- ad- a at City Council Mall Project Votes By 3-1 3-1 3-1 An ordinance setting up a special tax district downtown and putting the city in partnership partnership with downtown interests in developing a $140,000 pedestrian mall needed only an amendment amendment and the mayor's signature to become law today. . With City Councilman Harry O. Fullbrook casting the only negative vote, the council approv ed the tax district ordinance following a long public hearing on Monday. However, Mayor Dallas G. Truitt delayed signing it until an amendment agreed upon by the council to exempt one property owner from the special tax could be incorporated. At the same time, the council approved on a semi - final vote of 3-1, 3-1, 3-1, with Mr. Fullbrook again dissenting, a companion bill. This bill, due for final action when the council meets again on July 8, sets up the mechanics mechanics for closing the two blocks of W. Main St. from Division St. to Market St. for the pedestrian mall. It provides for street closings, regulation of signs, restriction on use of vehicles in the mall area, and, among other things, establishes an eight - member "Pedestrian Mall Advisory Committee" Committee" to serve as sort of a watchdog. . A $1,850,000 bond issue to be sold at City Hall Wednesday at 11 a.m. contains provi sions for financing the $140,000 mall. The city share will be $70,000 and this will be paid for from taxes. The other $70,000 will be paid for through special tax levies imposed on proper ties within the newly - establish ed tax district. A similar special tax district is in existence to finance the downtown public parking lots. THE hearing on Monday shifted from City Hall to the courthouse because the small City Council chamber could not accommodate the crowd lasted 90 minutes. Chief advocates of passage of (See MALL, Page 6) had and deo me had the ea

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  2. 25 Jun 1968, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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