Lot Maintenance Ordinance Presented to City Council

The Magnolia City Council Monday night heard the first reading of an ordinance, by title only, regulating exterior areas of real estate. It deals with such things as grass and weed height, dead and infested trees, junk, litter, trash, etc. In its present form, the ordinance applies to residential and commercial real estate. Alderman Steve Nipper said that, instead of violators being charged with a misdemeanor, he’d rather it be a civil penalty. Other questions were raised with the first reading. Aldermen were asked to study the proposed ordinance and make any recommendations at the next meeting. Public input is also welcome.
Here is a link to the full proposed ordinance:  Ordinance-Regulating-Exterior-Areas-of-Real-Estate-Proposed-7-22-19

In other business, Alderman Steve Crowell gave a committee report on the shooting range issue. He said the old landfill wouldn’t work for a number of reasons, including health issues. Mayor Parnell Vann said he has spoken with the landowner adjacent to the current shooting range location; he said more meetings are planned and, after improvements, the shooting range will eventually be reopened in the same location.