Senators met in the Committee of the Whole on Monday to receive testimony on four zoning requests, including a proposal by the Animal Care Center of St. John to construct a new shelter in Estate Carolina.

Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. said he thought the 33rd Legislature had already dealt with the shelter’s request to rezone a 2.3-acre parcel in Estate Caroline from residential low-density to business secondary.

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