City Council to hear ordinances on payday loans, raising tobacco age to 21, many other bills


ANYTIME YOU BRING A NEW SYSTEM ONLINE, YOU CAN EXPECT SOME GROWING PAINS. HOWEVER, DESPITE THAT, WE HAVE ISSUED 92-PERCENT OF REFUNDS THAT WE HAD ISSUED THIS TIME LAST YEAR UNDER THE OLD SYSTEM.” MADISON WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY UPDATE TO WHEN THE PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T RECEIVED THEIR REFUNDS WILL BE GETTING THEM. JEN THANKS MADISON. JEN NEW TONIGHT AT NINE. JEN CITY COUNCIL WILL HEAR SEVERAL ORDINANCES TOMORROW NIGHT. ONE OF THEM IS A BILL REGARDING PAY-DAY LOANS IN SPRINGFIELD. THE ORDINANCE.. WOULD REQUIRE SHORT-TERM LOANS .. TO APPLY FOR A PERMIT WITH THE CITY BEFORE OPENING FOR BUSINESS.. AND THEY WILL HAVE TO DISPLAY THE PERMIT ON THE PREMISES. THE BUSINESS WOULD ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH INFORMATION ABOUT ALTERNATIVES TO SHORT-TERM LOANS. IF PASSED – THE PUBLIC WOULD THEN VOTE ON A REGISTRATION FEE .. OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.. TO BE RENEWED ANNUALLY. COUNCIL WILL ALSO HAVE THE FIRST READING OF THE TOBACCO 21 ACT .. WHICH PROHIBITS THE SALE OF ANY TOBACCO PRODUCT.. INCLUDING VAPING DEVICES.. TO ANYONE UNDER 21. ALSO ON THE AGENDA – REZONING FIVE ACRES ON WEST DIVISION STREET – THIS IS WHERE A NEW EDEN VILLAGE IS PLANNED. ANOTHER BILL WOULD ALLOW AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SPRINGFIELD-C ONVENTION-AND-VISITORS BUREAU .. OF 3-POINT-7 MILLION DOLLARS TO PROMOTE TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. AND MORE THAN 90-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE GREATER SPRINGFIELD SPORTS COMMISSION TO PROMOTE ATTRACTION OF SPORTING EVENTS HERE. AND A RESOLUTION.. REQUIRING PROPERTY OWNER’S CONSENT.. BEFORE DESIGNATING A HISTORIC SITE.

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