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Board approves zoning change for trailer park; new development planned
by Jebb Johnston
Nov 20, 2012 | 163 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Corinth aldermen on Tuesday approved a zoning change affecting the old West Side Trailer Park property, where new rental residences are planned.

The board approved the change from MH (mobile home) to an R-3 residential zone, as recommended by the planning commission/board of adjustment. The property is located at 601 Bradley Road.

A spokesman for the project said plans are to remove all of the mobile homes and construct single-family rental homes. He said enough property is available for 25 homes.

The residences would be approximately 600 square feet.

The spokesman said he has been working on moving out the trailers, and the plans for the property will be a notable improvement.

In other business, the board approved a resolution of support for an optional local sales tax that the Mississippi Municipal League is making its top priority for the next legislative session. The suggested bill would require a vote with 60 percent approval by citizens. Cities could impose an additional sales tax of up to 1 percent on goods currently taxed at 7 percent. The tax is collected for a specific time period and for specific projects.

Mayor Tommy Irwin is advocating the idea because he believes Corinth does not have enough income to keep up with the deterioration of infrastructure.

“We’ve got some of the worst infrastructure because, for a long time, 30 or 40 years, nothing was spent on it,” he said. “We just want the opportunity for our citizens to vote on it.”

Alderman at Large Mike Hopkins said he supports the idea and believes it can help the city.

The board also reappointed three people to the Corinth Historic Preservation Commission — Sallie Kate Williams, Mary Katherine Butler and Van Hedges.
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