main project. They also voted to proceed with the St. Michael's sidewalk replacement project. In Public Grounds, the city council approved the purchase of a Mercury ultra high-speed burnisher for city-owned build- ings for $1,162.95. In Tourism, the council agreed to spend up to $10,000 for Ribfest expenses as budgeted. An ordinance was approved denying a zoning variance for property located at 407 South Hibbard Street. Sara Beth Rae had requested that a 40-foot by 50-foot garage be built there as the only building on the property. A resolution authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement with Mississippi Cul- ture, Inc., was approved. TIF funds will be utilized to improve their facade at 201 S. Union with the installation of various doors. Those present for the meet- ing were Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, Treasurer Cindy Pirok, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe, City Attorney Phil Lading, Police Chief Jeff Doerr, aldermen Rick Johnson, Jeff Scanzoni, Chad Plenske, Ryan Machota, John Moore, David Manning, and David Dias. Randy Hanks was absent. The next city council meeting will be on Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m. The May Staunton Chamber of Commerce meeting was well attended by a diverse group of local businesses and churches.
After a reduced level of structure due to CO- VID-19, the Staunton Chamber of Commerce has returned to full function. Events are back in action and monthly meetings have returned.
The Staunton Chamber of Commerce (SCC) works together to strengthen the community and promote the vast number of local businesses.
Last month, the SCC worked with the City of Staunton to create the first ever Glow Ride. At the end of this month, SCC members will plant flowers in the planters on Main Street. The chamber is focused on showing the people in and around our community how they can stay local to strength...