MINER - Residents may face restrictions when hanging signs in Miner in the future.
"I have received a complaint about signs on the easement and right of ways," said Mayor Mitch Thompson during the regular Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday. "They said it looks junky and asked if we can do anything about it."
A similar complaint was made during last year's election, recalled Justin Medley, Ward 2 alderman.
Marlene Anglin, Ward 1 alderman, asked if an ordinance would pertain to all types of signs, including yard sales. "I'd hate for people not to be able to put up a sign when having a yard sale," she said.
The Board discussed making a specific time signs would be allowed to be posted, requiring a permit, or placing size restrictions. They also proposed expanding the ordinance to cover the entire city.
Miner city attorney Blake Pearson will research possible alternatives and make a report at the next meeting.
Other items of business during Tuesday's meeting were:
* A petition is available in the city offices to request a post office in the city of Miner, as well as their own zip code. The city is losing a lot of tax money to Sikeston since they don't have their own zip code. "The chances of getting a post office are slim, but perhaps we can get a zip code," Thompson said. * Pearson gave a report on the noise ordinance. "I've reviewed ordinances and think I've found one that will fit our needs," he said. He will have more information available at the next meeting.
* A first reading was held to change the speed limit on David Lane from 35 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour, from Malone Avenue to the stop sign. Medley suggested changing the ordinance, replacing "stop sign" with either residential area or an address. The ordinance was then amended to include the area from Malone to 559 David Lane, and a second hearing was held.
* A committee was appointed to serve on the Building Advisory Committee, as per a resolution passed at the last meeting. The seven members will be: Medley, Anglin, Pansy Glenn, Dub Higdon, Janie Berry, Bob Simpson and Darlene Justice. They will serve a term covering the planning stages of the convention center. City Clerk Janet Tuttle will notify the members after a meeting is set for next week.
* The Board also approved the purchase of an $827.50 headset for the fire department to use with their new fire truck, in addition to up to $120 for labor charges. "It will be for use once we get on the scene, for us to communicate," said Assistant Fire Chief Jim Buckley of the headset, which connects to the radio. The new truck is louder than the old truck, so it is difficult for the firefighters to hear one another unless they are listening closely.
* The city accepted the resignation of Joe Smith, who accepted a job in Butler County and gave his two-week notice in June. "We wish Joe the best in his endeavors," Thompson said.