The two ordinances are expected to be considered for adoption at the board’s next regular meeting on Sept. 5.
The change regarding sewer connections would eliminate the 100-foot provision. As the ordinance is currently written, if a resident is more than 100 feet from the sewer line and has adequate acreage for individual sewer treatment, the city cannot require that person to connect.
With the change, “If sewer is actually available in a reasonable distance, you will be required to hook on,” said Public Works Director Clayton Mills.
The city would take a look at residences on a case-by-case basis with cost to the homeowner being a factor, he said.
The proposed transient vendor ordinance is in response to some concerns that have emerged about sellers coming into the city and setting up in a location such as a parking lot to do business for a limited period. It would tighten the restrictions on such sellers.
The proposed ordinance would limit transient vendors, which are defined as those not having a permanent business location in the city, to operating in I-2 (industrial) zones during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tents would be limited to 400 square feet, and auto sellers would be limited to no more than 20 vehicles on the premises.
In other business before the city this past week, the board gave approval for road closures around the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center for a Sept. 30 commemorative living history event for the Battle of Corinth anniversary. The closures will be on Linden between Fulton Drive and Wenasoga Road and on Fulton Drive between Linden and Waldron between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
A person will man each barricade in order to allow police, ambulance and fire vehicles through.
The event will “be something similar to what we had at Shiloh for the anniversary, and we had 7,000 people to attend that,” said Shiloh National Military Park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson. “We’re planning for 4,000 to 5,000.”