Aldermen consider sign request

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Board of Alderman met Tuesday night to discuss a series of topics.

The meeting began with Danielle Sones, owner of Mia’s Sweet Box in Poplarville, requesting a promotional sign that could attract more people to her business. Sones requested to have the sign installed adjacent to City Hall. Board members asked Sones to come up with a more concrete idea of where she would like the sign installed on Main Street and agreed to address the matter at a later time.

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In other matters, Poplarville resident Meloney Talbot-Adams expressed concern about a drainage issue near her residence at 306 South Pine St. Adams said two culverts are failing along the fence line of her property due to overflow. The Board decided to consult the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors on the issue and approved a motion to take the matter under advisement.

Public Works Superintendent Sam Hale updated the Board regarding work to overlay and stripe a portion of Jacobs Avenue. Hale said the work is almost complete.

Work to build the city’s new public works facility in the county will begin after the city meets with the city’s engineer Jason Lamb. The Board has a tentative start date of early 2018.

Fire Chief Jonathan Head updated the Board about repairs to a fire truck radiator. Head said the radiator has been repaired, but the vehicle’s brakes need to be maintained before it’s roadworthy.