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      JC Council clears way for Sam's Club

      The Jefferson City council has finally cleared the way for the construction of a Sam's Club. At Monday's meeting, they approved the permit for construction to start on Stoneridge Parkway. The council approved the matter in September, but had to hold a public hearing before a final vote was taken. The 136,000-square-foot facility would be built behind the Menard's, which is on Hard Rock Road. The store is expected to bring in 150-175 jobs. Also at Monday's meeting, Jefferson City Police Chief Roger Schroeder talked to the council about the cost of fixing the two warning sirens that were hit by lightning in September. He says the total costs will be $44,326. The city does have a $10,000 insurance deductible, but they have to find out if the two sirens will be counted as one claim, or as two separate claims.