In anticipation of the building codes rewrite as part of Envision 2040, Corinth’s mural moratorium is staying in place for another three months.

The Board of Aldermen made the extension last week. With a consultant nearing completion of a rewrite of the city’s building codes, the board decided to incorporate the new mural regulations into the new document rather than adopting or amending an individual ordinance.

The regulations will deal with concerns such as upkeep of a mural once it has been created in a public-facing space. Some of the board members also want to see a review process of the proposed content of a mural.

The moratorium has been in effect for about seven months as the board moves toward adopting regulations. It was prompted by the painting of at least one mural.

In other business:

n Property cleanup items included adjudication of properties at 97 Oakland School Road, which includes a burned house; 1214 Meigg Street; 1106 Ross Street; and another with no address given. Adjudication means the city may proceed with cleanup.

The board scheduled the following properties for public hearing at the June 1 board meeting: 1208 Pine Road, 1502 Tate Street, 1002 Ross Street, corner of Crater and White, corner of Blasingame and Wenasoga, 200 Forrest School Road, 501 School Street, 1004 Confederate Street, 805 Confederate Street, 1118 Scott Street, 3852 Proper Street and several others with no address given.

n The board approved entering an agreement with Local Government Services to assist with negotiating new franchise agreements with Comcast and AT&T. The agreements with both are expired.

n Aldermen approved a $1,700 refund on sewer charges to a Shiloh Road resident. It was discovered that the residence is served by a septic tank and was being charged for city sewer service.

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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