Aldermen hear from youth council

From staff reports

The Louisville Board of Aldermen in the December 4 meeting discussed a saggy pants ordinance with area youth who are part of the Mayor’s Youth Council.

The Youth council was setup to give Winston County’s youth a community wide voice in many areas of citizenship and in the government. At the Dec. 4 meeting Macy Donald who was selected by the other members of the youth council as its Mayor presented a “saggy pants ordinance” to the Louisville Aldermen.

“This type of indecent exposure law has come to great use in other towns,” said Donald.

The alderman commended the students on the hard work put into the ordinance and asked several questions about enforcement and penalties for such an ordinance.

Donald noted she and the other council members would have to get such information back to the board.

“We admire you for coming up with this,” said Alderwoman Francis Ball.

“You have covered the issue very well,” added Alderman Richard Caperton.

In other business, the alderman: Discussed projects at the Winston Louisville Airport with Airport board member Mike Forster Recognized Justin Moore for completion of Police Academy training and ranking number 9 out of 35 in the class. Approved payments on the Transload Facility work. Approved extension of unclean property hearing. Approved new interlocal agreement with Winston County on housing city prisoners. The change increased cost to $25 a day per prisoner. Approved a final order on tax exemption approved by State Tax Commission for Polo Custom Products. Approved a resolution to be sent to the state to seek a 3 percent hotel and motel tax for tourism usage. The resolution will need legislative approval and local voter approval. Approved closing out grant funds on the sidewalk project. Authorized payment of Docket of Claims for $ 128,848.18 for November bills. Approved contract for services with BBI for 2013 for $14,670.00 for hardware and software programming support. Authorized payment to IPFC for $4,113.10 upon receipt of payment from Red Hills Salvage for insurance on the GP facility. Approved payment to The Policy Center for $14,155.00 for insurance coverage on city property for fiscal year 2012-2013. Approved Payment to Golden Triangle Planning and Development for $1,000 for annual membership fee. Approved disposition of fixed assets in the Street Department and E911 department. Approved travel allowance for city clerk and election commissioners to attend the mandatory election training in Starkville on January 3. Approved revised Police Policy on In-car Video Policy which updated the policy to eliminate information aobut videotapes that are no longer used. Authorized registration for Chief Terry Johnson to attend MS Fire Chief Association Winter Conference on January 23-27 in Jackson, free training. Discuss the end of Robert Finch’s five year term on the Louisville Housing Authority with appointment to be made at January 8 Board meeting. Approve sending a variance request for Family Dollar Store to the Zoning Board. Approve three payments to Waring Oil for recreation and landfill purchases. Discussed city employees overall pay rates and need for a consistent policy across all departments. Discussed tagging of cars parked in yards and on city streets by code enforcement.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is January 8.