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(West Plains) – The West Plains City Council met on Monday August 19 at 5:30 PM for their regular council meeting. During the meeting many issues were discussed, but probably the most interesting issue of the night was the Monks Street situation.

West Plains City Administrator Tom Stehn read his recommendation to the council on the proposed Monks Street issue. Before the council voted unanimously to approve Stehn’s recommendation to connect to Highway 63, Mayor Jack Pahlmann opened discussion to the audience.

David Dunlap, a Monks Street resident, spoke on multiple occasions during the meeting, and said he feels that opening Monk Street will destroy the neighborhood:

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Julie Dotter, who resides on Monks Street, said during the meeting that she believes in this kind of situation it’s important for neighbors to work with the city:

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Ozark Radio News sat down with Stehn who shared what the next steps will be since the approval of the Monks Street connection:

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Stehn said that during the meeting he provided a “Why Now” document which explained the need for a Monks Street connection:

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For more information about the future of the Monks Street connection you can contact city hall at 417-256-7176.

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