Most of the high-profile items on this week’s Alton City Council agenda were not dealt with. Aldermen Wednesday night placed on file ordinances that would have changed the agency where police train, and one that would limit a portion of Market Street to one-way in an attempt to cut down on illegal dumping.
Placing items on file essentially kills the ordinance, but similar ordinances may be considered. A proposal that would have required the mandatory placement of cigarette diffusers outside city bars and restaurants was laid over. Alderwoman Carolyn MacAfee sponsored the ordinance, and says she would like to see the bars’ and restaurants’ liquor licenses hinge on their compliance with the new law, if passed. With the lay-over, it will automatically come back before the council in two weeks. Madison County Recorder Amy Meyer began the meeting with the presentation to the city of a copy of the original plat from when Alton was settled nearly 200 years ago.