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Court of Appeals upholds Madison's rental ordinance

MADISON — The state Court of Appeals has denied property owner Mike Crook’s challenge to a city of Madison ordinance he argues was designed to keep renters out of the Jackson suburb. Crook was convicted in 2011 of violating the ordinance and fined $600. City officials say Crook, a former Madison County chancery clerk and ex-Ridgeland aldermen, didn’t post a ...

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After complaints, city retooling rental housing code

AMORY — The City of Amory is redrafting a rental housing code to combat what officials say is blight and deterioration that many residents feel not only bring property values down, but signals a decline in the quality of living. “Rental housing is just one area of our problems, but we are focusing on it due to citizen complaints,” city ...

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Selectmen vote down proposed rental property ordinance

MCCOMB — The McComb Board of Selectmen has defeated a proposal to require rental property owners to obtain a privilege license and have their properties inspected annually. The Enterprise-Journal reports the board voted 4-2 against the proposed ordinance. Urban planner Laurence Leyens had told board members this past week that people make a living from rental properties and it should ...

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Officials pondering new proposal for rental properties

MCCOMB — McComb officials are considering a proposal to require rental property owners to obtain a privilege license and have their properties inspected annually. The Enterprise-Journal reports urban planner Laurence Leyens told the board of selectmen that people make a living from rental properties and it should be treated like any other business. Leyens says privilege licenses and inspections ensure ...

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