The owner of a Cruise Street building is getting a little more time to correct a safety hazard.

The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave a 30-day continuance for 411 Cruise Street, the former Joe McKewen studio building, in a property adjudication hearing last week. The balcony of the building recently became a major safety concern, and the sidewalk and parking spaces continue to be blocked because of the potential for a collapse.

Building Inspector Greg Tyson said the owner has had some work done, but the problem is not fully resolved. The Historic Preservation Commission was also expected to have a meeting regarding the building.

In property cleanup matters, aldermen scheduled public hearings for the May 17 meeting for 905 East Second Street, 409 Dobbins Street, 1511 Breckenridge Street, 411 King Street, 408 Violet Street, and another for which an address was not available.

The board voted to adjudicate property at 4201 Harper Road, gave a 30-day continuance for 406 Nelson Street, and a two-week continuance for 107 College Street.

The board approved bids for culvert replacements at the intersection of Breckenridge Street and Second Street ($34,933) and on Little Zion Road ($16,670), where a culvert blew out during the April 13 storm.

The board surplussed a 2016 Chevrolet Impala, which had been a police department vehicle. It will be donated to the town of Rienzi.

The board approved the police department’s purchase of 17 bulletproof vests to replace expiring vests at a cost of $11,135. There will be a grant reimbursement.

In license applications, the board approved Sydney Allmond, David Smith, Bryan Shane Spencer and Alan Spencer, all for electrician licenses.

The board approved a street closure for Friends & Co. from Franklin and Taylor to Waldron and Taylor on Friday beginning at 10 p.m. for the Alcorn Central High School Senior Sounds cast party.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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