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Montopolis Negro School case gets plot twist

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

A plan to preserve the Montopolis Negro School and a surrounding 25-foot buffer was soundly rejected at a heated Planning Commission meeting earlier this month. Now the case is headed to City Council, and it does not look like the heat around it is dying down. Mayor Steve Adler has sponsored a resolution that would authorize the city to buy and restore the school for use as a museum using (what else?) hotel occupancy taxes. That item is on the Sept. 28 agenda along with the original rezoning case, which is now scheduled for “indefinite postponement.”

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