• Last modified 1922 days ago (Jan. 15, 2014)


Take fence off right of way, council says in parking fight

Staff writer

After conferring with the city attorney, Peabody councilmen voted Monday to settle a parking dispute on West Fourth Street by asking a homeowner to remove a fence on city right of way.

Administrator Mac Manning will inform property owner Janie Hampton that she has 30 days to comply.

The council also voted to ban parking on the north side of the street from Poplar to Peabody streets, directly in front of Hampton’s residence.

Janice Woodruff made the motions, which passed unanimously, after a 15-minute closed session with City Attorney Rod Lane and Manning.

In other business:

  • The council met in closed session to discuss personnel and review vacancies on the public works staff and the front office staff.
  • Council members approved advertisements for a full-time public works position at $12 to $16 an hour and a part-time clerical position at $10 to $12 an hour.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the city building.

Last modified Jan. 15, 2014