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
- Host families prepare for Mississippi Braves’ season
- PHIL HARDWICK: When will Mississippi change its culture?
- Ridgeland property rights tussle is expected to have wide impact
- JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem
- Mississippi takes an incentives licking, keeps on ticking
- Bill would open hospital meetings, expand records access
- (VIDEO) ALAN TURNER: Wilson says he’s ready for elected office
- Choctaws' new hospital nearing completion
- Mississippi furniture makers on rebound with more exports