The Starkville Board of Alderman will hold its biweekly meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. Of note, Jennifer Gregory, CEO of Greater Starkville Development Partnership, and Jack Wallace, president of the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, are scheduled to provide quarterly reports during public appearances. Later in the meeting, the board will consider approving the 2% tax budgets for the OCEDA and the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The second – and final – public hearing addressing whether or not to allow pets in city-owned cemeteries will also take place. After public comments, the board will formally consider the Starkville Cemetery Association’s recommendation, which would alter the city’s animal control ordinance to disallow pets.
Moreover, the board will pick up from last week’s tabled resolution, discussing a recommendation from the Engineering Department to accept a low bid of $10,050 from JCV Construction, LLC. to initiate sidewalk and alley improvements on South Lafayette Street, which will ultimately enhance aesthetics and increase ADA accessibility. The original cap for Phase One of the project was $10,000, just $50 less than the low bid.
As always, the public is encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity for comment early in the meeting. Citizens will also be allowed to express their support or concerns regarding the animal control ordinance change during tonight's second public hearing.
Please visit the Agenda and Minutes section of the city website for more information: