Posts Tagged ‘board of aldermen’

Public Works director suspended, ordered into anger management counseling

OCEAN SPRINGS — Public Works director Andre Kaufman has been suspended for three days without pay, ordered to attend anger management counseling and placed on six months’ probation by the mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Sun Herald reported that Mayor Connie Moran and the board met about three hours behind closed doors Wednesday to […] [...]

City leaders approve new liquor law in hopes of attracting businesses

BROOKHAVEN — Aldermen have chosen to adopt a comprehensive liquor law, which city attorney Joe Fernald says could attract new businesses to the city. The Daily Leader reports the action by the Board of Aldermen followed a June 4 referendum in which 69 percent of those voting approved of liquor sales in Brookhaven. The aldermen […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Residents to vote on lodging tax in October

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake aldermen have set an Oct. 8 referendum for a proposed tax on hotel and motel stays that could generate thousands of dollars for the city. Voters will be asked to approve a tax of $2 per night, and 60 percent of voters must approve. The Commercial Appeal reports the referendum, […] [...]

City operating under ‘throwback’ commission-style government

VICKSBURG — Its cannons, historic homes and landmarks aren’t Vicksburg’s only throwback to history. Its municipal government is a relic from when the city was younger, smaller and the issues confronting city leaders were easier to handle. Since 1913, Vicksburg has operated under the commission form of government approved by the Mississippi Legislature in 1908. […] [...]

Aldermen override mayor’s veto, vote again to fire city administrator

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Board of Aldermen has reaffirmed its decision to fire city administrator Lynn Spruill. The Starkville Daily News reports the board voted 5-2 yesterday to override Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of its early decision. Aldermen declined to answer questions from the audience gathered yesterday’s on why the majority decided to fire Spruill, […] [...]

City wants schools to cut millage while it raises taxes elsewhere

OCEAN SPRINGS — Aldermen say they’d like to meet with Ocean Springs school officials to discuss with them the urgency in reducing school taxes. Alderman Jerry Dalgo says the best solution to the city’s financial crunch is for the school district to come down on its millage for the coming fiscal year, which would in […] [...]

Newest city’s first election draws plenty of candidates

BYRAM — There are 20 names on tomorrow’s ballot for the first municipal election in Mississippi’s newest city. Three of them want to become the first mayor of Byram. There are two at-large candidates for the Board of Alderman, four candidates in Ward 1, three in Ward 6, and two each in Wards 2-5. The […] [...]

Alderman arrested on federal bribery charges

CANTON — A Canton alderman is facing bribery charges. Louis Smith was arraigned in federal court in Jackson yesterday, entering a not guity plea, The Clarion-Ledger reports. Smith was arrested Wednesday. Unofficial results show the 56-year-old, three-term alderman lost his Democratic primary re-election bid Tuesday in Canton. He faces one felony count of bribery, which […] [...]

Aldermen give go-ahead to have properties cleaned

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake aldermen have given the city authority to clean up more than 60 properties if the landowners fail to take action. Overgrown property becomes a chronic problem for municipalities with the coming of spring as grass begins to grow. Under the resolution approved by the board, the city has the authority […] [...]

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