At it’s monthly meeting Tuesday, the Starkville Board of Aldermen placed Parks and Recreation Director Herman Peters on unpaid administrative leave.
A hearing officer recommends the Mississippi Ethics Commission rule the Starkville Board of Aldermen violated the state’s Open Meetings Act last year by discussing a Starkville Parks and Recreation department employee’s job performance behind closed doors, a preliminary report states.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will hold closed-door discussions today on a police officer’s employment status 5:30 p.m. today at City Hall.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen could declare five Ward 7 properties as public health, safety and welfare hazards, thereby opening the door for their demolition.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider making numerous appointments to city entities with vacancies and expiring terms Tuesday.
At Tuesday night’s Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins expressed frustration with local media over coverage of the Starkville Parks Commission’s recent budget woes. A recent audit found the SPC’s maintenance budget of $180,000 had only $12.35 left in it, with six months left to go in the year.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen agreed Friday to rezone a parcel located in the Thad Cochran Research Park, allowing developers to begin work on a condominium project.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance regulating the use, location and visibility of furniture storage Tuesday and is expected to address new landscaping codes at its next meeting.
The ordinance passed 6-1 with Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey casting the lone “Nay” vote.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen got the five votes needed Tuesday night to override Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of a pay increase for himself and the board.
Voters in the Golden Triangle, and across Mississippi, may soon be able to raise their own local sales tax without the hassle of getting state approval.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 to formally endorse the Citizens for Economic Development Act, legislation that would allow municipalities to temporarily raise their local sales tax one cent to help fund capital projects.