At their August 3 meeting, the Senatobia Board of Aldermen granted a request to erect a monument in honor of displaced persons from Latvia who lived in Tate County following World War II.
Senatobia resident Gale Cushman stated that there was local interest in commemorating the area in Bethesda Cemetery where the Latvians are buried by erecting a monument in their honor. The board granted her request to explore the purchase of a suitable marker for that reason.
The board renewed the city's curfew ordinance for residents under the age of 18. They are not allowed to be on the streets after 11:30 p.m., according to the ordinance.
City Inspector Steve Walters gave the board an update on property in disrepair in the city. The board agreed to advertise for a public hearing on September 7 for three pieces of property that are not being attended to.
The board approved payments on several projects including the city's sewer interceptor line, sewer project in the city's annexed area, and the Aluminum Extrusions expansion project. Payments were made from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and city funds.
The aldermen approved three resolutions to apply for the 2004 CDBG economic development grant funds. The city will use the funds to build an access road in the Industrial Park for the proposed North Mississippi Regional Center sheltered workshop if the funds are approved by the state. The board will hold its annual budget public hearing for the 2004 -2005 fiscal year at its regular monthly meeting on September 7 at 7 p.m.
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