The Prosperity Town Council has decided to table the animals and fowl ordinance for now.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Prosperity Mayor Derek Underwood said that he and council members needed to step back and look more into the ordinance.
The ordinance was brought up because residents were inquiring about raising chickens for eggs.
However, issues arose when council members started to discuss what else could or could not be allowed and also they were considering how neighbors may feel about noise and such.
The council had scheduled a first reading of the ordinance but decided to table it and will look into the ordinance further down the road.
The town council did approve of a non-competitive procurement determination for the downtown sidewalks.
The town already has a procurement ordinance and this was for an engineering approval to come and work on the downtown sidewalks.
Prosperity Town Administrator Karen Livingston says that she has been talking with Danny Hill of Hill Engineering and he wants to help out the town.
Livingston says that he would waive some fees and he wants to come present to town council some plans he’s drawn up for the downtown area. He would also have to produce a bid packet.
Underwood says that this seems to be in the best interest of the town.
All council members approved the procurement determination.
Main Street building
Council member asked about the Argo building and what was happening with this building as well as the owner.
The building is by Roma’s and Ann Burch’s insurance agency and is not appealing and caused complaints from the nearby business owners.
The council has already been addressing the issue on and there was a letter sent out to the owner.
However, nothing else has been done and no word has been heard from the owner.
Livingston and the town attorney Henry Bufkin will look into the issue more and discuss legal matters that may have to be taken into consideration.
The issue will hopefully be discussed before the next regularly scheduled council meeting in August at a specially called meeting.
The annual Prosperity Hoppin’ event is under way and Livingston says that this year they will have two bands.
They will also have arts and crafts vendors inside the civic center, plenty of food from the Prosperity Business Association as well as other vendors and even Main Dish, games and rides. The depot will also be open and available.
Livingston says that she has received more calls from vendors this year and points to the possibility of no Little Mountain Reunion this year. The reunion has also been held annually in August.
The town is looking forward to hopefully more people coming out this year.
The event is scheduled for Aug. 17-18. The main event will be held Aug. 17 with all the entertainment.
However, there will be a 5K race, community yard sale and entertainment on Saturday.
Underwood did bring up the idea of a comment box for people to suggest ideas and comments about the festival. He also asked if it would be okay for people to suggest a different month for the festival as opposed to August.
There will be a comment box at the festival for people to suggest what month they would like it to be held.
Prosperity Police Administrator Benji Sease said that the police department has approached the drivers about their continual parking on Main Street and it seems to be good for now.
Sease says that the officers will be more proactive about enforcing the parking issues in downtown.
Issues kept arising with people parking most or all of the day taking up space away from customers and visitors.
Next town council meeting
The next town council meeting will be held Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at town hall.