Starkville aldermen’s attempt to rezone approximately 360 acres for advanced manufacturing associated with an upcoming Golden Triangle LINK-backed industrial park will require a supermajority vote for approval after nearby property owners petitioned against the change, documents show.
A proposed Starkville-Oktibbeha County industrial park received a rezoning recommendation from Starkville’s Planning and Zoning Commission despite resistance from local landowners.
Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday rejected three bond bids associated with its upcoming $7 million issuance to fund a new industrial park and authorized its bond attorney to negotiate a new deal with the lowest bidder.
Tuesday afternoon, the upstairs board room at the Golden Triangle Development LINK was crowded with city and county officials, state legislators, economic development leaders and Atmos Energy executives.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allow Calvert-Spradling Engineers to conduct a wastewater study at the industrial park.
Both Oktibbeha County supervisors and Starkville aldermen continued a process to issue a combined $14 million in general obligation bonds for a new industrial park after no organized protests or objections to the financing package emerged this week.
Oktibbeha County and Starkville are set to issue a combined $14 million in bonds to fund a new industrial park this fall after supervisors approved their half of the issuance notice Monday.
Starkville aldermen approved a bond intent notice Tuesday, which will secure funding to construct the county’s newest industrial park.
Oktibbeha County is one step closer to developing a new industrial park after Starkville aldermen joined supervisors in supporting an almost 400-acre site northeast of the Highway 82-Highway 25 bypass and pledging $7 million toward the project.
Before Tuesday, getting the city of Starkville to join the industrial development game had been sort of like bathing a cat: You can do it, but you’re going to get scratched up a bit.