Stillwater’s Mission of Hope, a Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency, is facing financial trouble and will present a request for financial help to the City Commission on Monday.

This is not the first time Mission of Hope, a homeless shelter, has approached the commission. In April 2005, commissioners heard a presentation by the organization and opted not to allocate money for the anticipated shortage in funds, but agreed to re-examine the situation when the lack of funds occurred. According to minutes from the meeting, the unanimously approved motion included a dedicated source of income from the city’s Rental Rehab account.

In a January letter, submitted to former Mayor Bud Lacy, Vicki Hodges, program director, asked commissioners to consider offering financial help with the organization’s $21,630.94 deficit.

Staff will ask commissioners to make a determination of city policy and whether the Mission of Hope’s request for help falls within this scope.

Also Monday, a public hearing will be held regarding a preliminary planned development plan to rezone property on Miller Avenue between Duncan and Husband streets from high density multiple family residential to include a planned development overlay in order to construct four three-story buildings providing 24 dwelling units in the style of a townhouse development.

Additionally, residents can provide input to commissioners for Andy Keim’s request for a preliminary planned development for combined residential and commercial use at 1821 and 1823 S. Perkins Road. The request would require a rezoning of the property to add a planned development overlay to the existing general business zoning.

The Stillwater City Commission will meet for the last time at 6:30 p.m.

Effective June 1, commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. for regularly scheduled Monday meetings.

The meeting will be held in the Commission Hearing Room at the Municipal Building, 723 S. Lewis St. The meeting will be aired on cable channel 23.

Agendas for the meeting can be found at the Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St., or the city’s web page .

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