Poplarville board talk signage
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tuesday, the Poplarville Board of Aldermen discussed signage placed around businesses and writing on storefronts, in reference to the city’s sign ordinance.
Poplarville Mayor Brad Necaise inquired as to vinyl signs hanging over businesses throughout town.
Poplarville Code Enforcement Officer Guy Ray Holston said he would speak to business owners about acquiring proper signage.
Necaise also inquired as to the writing on storefront windows.
Alderwoman Shirley Wiltshire said a normal sign is based on the square footage of a window.
“The sign ordinance addresses how much space your sign can take up,” Wiltshire said. “We can say if your storefront is ‘x’ amount then your signage can only take up so much. I don’t think we’ve addressed window painting.”
Neciase and the board will take a closer look at terminology in the sign ordinance and discuss the matter at their next meeting.
In other action:
–– The board approved officer involved shooting training for Joe Bowman, which will be held in Gautier on Aug. 20. There is no registration fee and meals will be reimbursed.
–– The board approved the increase of gazebo rental fees to $50 and pavilion rental fees to $35, which will be non-refundable.
–– Poplarville Public Works Director Sam Hale said he has received an estimate from Engineer Jason Lamb regarding the railroad underpass project and will review it.
–– Poplarville Fire Chief Jonathan Head told the board he received a quote for repairs to the ladder truck, which is $2,850. That price includes a new alternator, regular pulley and for an emergency vehicle technician to come to the station and repair the truck.
Head also informed the board that the Pearl River County Volunteer Fire Departments and Dispatch, during their meeting, decided they didn’t want to be alerted to certain types of medical calls over the radio system.
“That’s something they are putting into effect for their districts and will not affect us,” Head said. “We will continue to operate and respond to calls as we have been.”
The Board of Aldermen will meet again on Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. in the board chambers at City Hall.