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Poplarville Aldermen meeting

On Tuesday, the Poplarville Board of Aldermen heard from concerned resident Walter McGinity about the parking situation at a local business.
According to McGinity, patrons are parking on both sides of the street at a business on East North Street.
“My main concern is that the streets are too narrow for cars to pass through,” McGinity said. “There are young children that are playing in the streets in the evenings and I’m worried about their safety.”
McGinity said he is not looking to hinder anyone’s business, but would like city leaders to take the matter under advisement.
Capt. Rossi Creel with the Poplarville Police Department said it is legal for the drivers to park on both sides of the street.
Board member Byron Wells brought up the fact that the streets may be too narrow for a fire truck to pass through in the event of an emergency.
Mayor Brad Necaise suggested the board take the matter under advisement and speak to the business owner to ascertain a possible solution.
In other action board members:
– Acknowledged the cancellation of the Planning Commission’s December meeting due to the holidays. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 29, 2015.
– Approved the removal of Planning Commission member Jill Smith. According to Necaise, Smith relocated outside of city limits. The board took her replacement under advisement.
– Approved cash request #4 in the amount of $93,741 with regards to the CDBG ADA library and park project.
– Approved cash request #1 in the amount of $18,200 with regards to the RIF/CAP Loan water line extension. According to City Clerk Jody Stuart, these funds are from the grants.
– Poplarville Police Chief Charlie Fazende reported to the board that he was approached by Dale Purvis with ComSouth, Inc. regarding a donation to the Pearl River Community College. ComSouth has plans to donate a new digital repeater to the college which will give the police force access to other systems including the Picayune Police Department, Fire Departments and AAA Ambulance via the ComNet Cloud.
– Heard from Daniel Wise with the Poplarville No Shave group about their fundraising efforts during the month of No Shave November. Since 2012, the group has raised more than $6,000. The group partnered with Pearl River Community College and First Baptist Church to provide Christmas presents for local children.
The next Board of Aldermen meeting will be held on Tuesday Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. in the board chambers at Poplarville City Hall.