MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen approved the annual renewal of liquor licenses during their regular meeting Tuesday.
Licenses were renewed for MFA/Breaktime, J.D.'s Steakhouse, Diana's Lounge, Larry's Pit Stop, Piggly Wiggly, Ramada Inn and Drury Inns.
The state sets license costs, according to City Clerk Janet Tuttle, which run between $150 and $450 depending on the type.
The Board next approved an ordinance amending the commercial water/sewer rates to increase the rate on the second 2,000 gallons from $1.50 to $2.50. The rate on the first 2,000 gallons remains at $5 and residential rates remain unchanged.
The ordinance calling for a Nov. 4 election was tabled to allow the board to gather more information.
Mayor Frank Tatum ended the meeting by noting there have been reports of people running stop signs and speeding in Miner. He asked motorists to exercise caution with children not being in school.
"Stop at the signs - that's what they're there for," said Tatum.
Tatum also said all dogs in Miner need to be licensed, ensuring they have their required shots, even if penned up. He estimated only 10 to 15 percent of dogs in Miner are licensed.