Home » NEWS » Aldermen scrap revamping of building codes due to budget woes

Aldermen scrap revamping of building codes due to budget woes

OCEAN SPRINGS — Aldermen have decided not to spend money for an update to the codes that govern how the city of Ocean Springs will develop.

The Sun Herald reports the cost was $25,000 to hire a professional to go through the city’s zoning and other codes to make them better at protecting the city’s look and development.

But even though aldermen and several groups said it was needed, aldermen voted yesterday not to spend the money on it in an effort to help get the city out of deficit spending this year.

City Clerk Shelly Ferguson told the board she is projecting a $164,000 deficit at the end of the budget year in September, which means that amount would have to be pulled from emergency reserves.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*