Posts Tagged ‘councilman’

Mayor proposes using rainy day money for city’s debt

TUPELO — Mayor Jason Shelton wants to use about $5 million from the city’s rainy day fund to pay off part of its $30 million in bonds. That could save up to $825,000 in interest over seven years, freeing up cash for big capital items such as fire trucks or tornado sirens, he told The […] [...]

Developer proposes new hotels, restaurants, office building

MERIDIAN — Two new hotels and two restaurants are on the drawing board for Meridian. Developer John Tampa of Ascent Hospitality Management Co. told the Meridian City Council that he wants to build a Marriot Fairfield Inn and Suites, a Marriott TownePlace Suites, an office building and two restaurants on a 16-acre site off Interstate […] [...]

Commission gives nod to micro-distillery proposal

NATCHEZ — Businessman Doug Charboneau has cleared the first hurdle to opening a micro-distillery in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat report the city Planning Commission recommended to the board of aldermen an ordinance amendment that would add micro-distillery and micro-winery to the definition of micro-brewery. Micro-breweries are currently allowed in the city. The board of aldermen […] [...]

Council members vote to raise their own salary by $4K annually

COLUMBUS — The Columbus City Council has voted to raise board members’ salaries by $4,000 a year effective July 1, when members are sworn in for the next four-year term. A 3-2 vote raised salaries from $17,500 to $21,500. Five of the six current council members will remain on the board after July 1. Council […] [...]

Mayor wants ‘trial run’ of hotel/restaurant tax next month

GAUTIER — At the end of the this week’s Gautier City Council meeting, Mayor Tommy Fortenberry made a motion to use the June 4 ballot as a “trial run” for the 2 percent tax-levy issue. Fortenberry said he was concerned at the low turnout of the primary election and wants to make sure residents are […] [...]

Council gives nod to borrowing for downtown baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has voted 5-2 on a resolution that could lead to the borrowing of $20 million for the construction of an athletic stadium. Councilmen George Lawrence and David Fayard voted against the plan. WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports Councilman Ed Gemmill told other council members that a downtown baseball stadium would […] [...]

Council votes to limit public comments at meetings

by Associated Press Published: May 10,2013

Tags: city, city council, city government, councilman, municipal, municipality, public comment

MERIDIAN — The Meridian City Council is tired of local residents using the public comment period to talk about anything they want. The Meridian Star reports the council voted 3-2 this week restrict public comments to items on its agenda. George Pugh, a Meridian native who currently resides in Marion, said unless there’s been “some […] [...]

Councilman says donation is legal, won’t repay money

TUPELO — A city councilman, who is running for re-election, says he will not return a $250 donation from Waste Management Inc. because there was nothing illegal about it. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo Councilman Mike Bryan accepted a $250 contribution in February from Waste Management, which currently picks up trash for the […] [...]

Council approves new beer/light wine ordinance

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg City Council has adopted an ordinance to open downtown streets to the sale and consumption of beer and light wine during special events. The ordinance allows retailers with a current permit to sell beer and light wine on downtown streets closed for special events such as HUBFEST and the fall and spring […] [...]

Council rejects mayor’s $10M bond issue for streets

by Associated Press Published: February 26,2013

Tags: bond, city council, city government, councilman, councilwoman, mayor, municipal, municipality, paving, roads, streets

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has overwhelmingly rejected a $10-million bond issue for street repaving, a stinging rebuke of Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr.’s agenda in the waning months of his current term. Council members gave varying reasons for the measure’s defeat, but Budget Committee chairwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon blamed it on an unwillingness among members […] [...]

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