Posts Tagged ‘ordinance’

City, new casino get off to bumpy start over signage

NATCHEZ — The president of a casino in Natchez said he plans to meet with Mayor Butch Brown about banners advertising the casino. The Natchez Democrat reports the city took down banners directing customers to the Magnolia Bluffs Casino at the bottom of Roth Hill in Natchez last Friday. But the casino soon replaced them. […] [...]

La. oil company appeals judge’s post-explosion ruling

FORREST COUNTY — A Louisiana-based oil company has appealed a judge’s ruling that upheld a new sign and fencing ordinance put in place by Forrest County after fatal 2009 oil tank explosion. The appeal by Delphi Oil Inc. of Baton Rouge, La., is among dozens the Mississippi Supreme Court will consider during its March-April term. […] [...]

Sheriff wants door-to-door salesmen to get permit

STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department wants to require door-to-door salesmen to have permits that confirm the legitimacy of their business. The Starkville Daily News reports Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett has told supervisors that some county residents had complained week about magazine salesmen who were asking people to buy subscriptions they claimed would be […] [...]

Board mulling changes to city’s taxi ordinance

VICKSBURG — The Public Transportation Board is working on 20 proposed changes to Vicksbirg’s taxi ordinance. Board chairman Jim Stirgus Jr. tells the Vicksburg Post the plan is to bring all vehicles for hire under one ordinance. He said the board would consider the changes on Feb. 12. The current ordinance defines only taxis and […] [...]

Aldermen approve ordinance governing new liquor law

CORINTH — The Corinth Board of Aldermen has approved an ordinance governing the sale of liquor inside the city. Corinth voters approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in a Dec. 11 special election. The ordinance was approved yesterday. The Daily Corinthian reports the ordinance generally mirrors the regulations of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control division. […] [...]

Public hearing called to discuss subdivision development

VICKSBURG — Warren County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 on proposed changes to the county’s ordinance on subdivision development. The Vicksburg Post reports versions of a revised ordinance have discussed by the board of supervisors for months. The county is considering a prohibition on the sale of residential lots until roads are […] [...]

Officials to decide if hooka lounge violates smoking ban

CORINTH — Alex Al-Quawwas wants to expand his business with a hookah lounge, where people would be able to smoke a non-tobacco product using a hookah. The issue before Corinth officials is whether the activity violates the city’s public smoking ban, according to the Daily Corinthian. A hookah is an instrument generally used for smoking […] [...]

Alderman wants pre-storm cleanup by businesses, contractors

LONG BEACH — Alderman Mark Lishen says Long Beach should require businesses and construction sites to make sure their building materials, trash and trash containers won’t become battering rams in hurricanes. He tells WLOX-TV he wants an ordinance to make sure that such things are secured or removed before hurricanes arrive on shore. Lishen’s current […] [...]

City mulling new ordinances to match growth

OXFORD — As Oxford continues to grow, so does the demand for the availability of telecommunications for its citizens, which is why some new city ordinances are about to be adopted. For instance, to ensure the city maintains control of work performed within the city rights of way, the Oxford Board of Aldermen is considering […] [...]

Outdoor advertising company suing over city’s sign ordinance

OXFORD — An outdoor advertising company has sued the city of Oxford in federal and local courts to keep its billboards where they are. The Oxford Eagle reports the lawsuits by Lamar OCI South Corp. are in response to Oxford’s 2004 change its sign ordinance to limit billboards to industrial-zoned areas only. Lamar’s lawsuit filed […] [...]

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