Aldermen scrap revamping of building codes due to budget woes
Published: August 7,2013
Tags: alderman, board of aldermen, budget, budget deficit, building, building code, city, city government, City of Ocean Springs, construction, home, house, hurricane, municipal, municipality, public safety, real estate, Shelly Ferguson, tax collections, Weather, zoning
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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- (UPDATE) Prison won’t interrupt ex-prison chief’s retirement cash flow
- JOSH MABUS — Inbound marketing is fueled by wishful thinking
- Kemper plant employee gag order continued
- Ex-prison boss and businessman admit to bribery scheme
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- The leadership styles of President Obama
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Doug Dale’s self-awareness helps lift him to top of his game
- ASA postmortem: industrial recruiting is a constant cycle of death and life
- Two new casinos like the odds on Mississippi Gulf Coast
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years