Former Community Developer William Snowden OK’d preliminary plans for Clayton Richardson’s Shaggy Hound development before he purchased property adjacent to Starkville High School and began the city’s formal development review process, Mayor Parker Wiseman confirmed Wednesday.
Starkville Community Developer William Snowden tendered his resignation this morning, becoming the fourth significant departure from the city since the current board of aldermen took over in July.
City officials confirmed the resignation shortly before a Community Development Department staff meeting.
Former Starkville Mayor Dan Camp delivered a blistering letter Tuesday urging aldermen to preserve the city’s sidewalk ordinance unless they want the city to suffer a major setback.
An upcoming review of Starkville’s sidewalk and landscaping ordinances is delayed until February after Community Developer William Snowden was placed on unpaid medical leave for six weeks Tuesday.
Starkville aldermen unanimously tasked Community Developer William Snowden with reviewing the city’s sidewalk and landscaping ordinances after two representatives –Ward 2’s Lisa Wynn and Ward 3’s David Little — said the rules place unfair, economic development-prohibiting burdens on property owners.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen hired former Tuscaloosa, Ala. economic developer William L. “Bill” Snowden Tuesday to serve as the city’s first director of community development.