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Ammo Plant Talks Precede Council Meet
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Talks on the former Army Ammo Plant by the Local Redevelopment Authority will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 10 prior to that group reconvening as the Riverbank City Council for a meeting starting at 7 p.m.

Staff will present options available for conveying ownership of the plant, which the city plans to convert to an industrial park targeting environmentally oriented companies, said City Manager Rich Holmer. The city will be spending an increasing amount of time on plans for the industrial park over the next few months as several deadlines come due.

City Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in chambers at 6607 Third St. and generally begins at 7 p.m.

Approval of a contract with HY Architectural Services to inspect the Del Rio Theatre will be a leading item on the agenda. Following the architect's recommendation, the city soon must decide whether the building can be converted to a performing and visual arts center as is, needs some structural modifications or must be completely demolished and rebuilt.

Council is also due to award the contract for clearing, irrigating and beautifying the banks of the viaduct carrying Highway 108 over the railway lines just west of First Street.

Looking at local legislation, the city will hold the first reading of one ordinance to prohibit the establishment of businesses selling marijuana for medicinal purposes (following a year's moratorium) and another ordinance to require upgraded grease traps in most restaurants and public food preparation areas.