Desoto County News

Aldermen board meeting highlights

Hernando aldermen Tuesday night voted to adopt the proposed rules for the Shared Use Mountain Bike Trails located at Lee’s Summit Park.

Lee’s Summit Bike Trails were developed for Benjamin Norton’s Freedom Award project by Trail Life Troop MS-0412, sponsored by Longview Point Baptist Church.  Assistance was also provided by American Heritage Girls Troop MS-0186

Proposed rules were as follows: 

  • • Ride at your own risk
  • • Wear a helmet
  • • Remain on trail
  • • Control speed
  • • Do not widen trail
  • • No motorized vehicles
  • • Do not stop in the middle of the trail
  • • Hike with caution: Yield to Mountain Bikes
  • • Practice “Leave No Trace” principles
  • • Trails are closed during muddy conditions

Aldermen had a discussion, but no action was taken, on a proposed sign ordinance for the city. Planning director Austin Cardosi presented the proposal and said he wants to hear feedback from the community before the final proposal is presented in early May.  

“Our sign ordinance cannot be based on content so this ordinance regulates all signage in the same way,” Cardosi said. “We created a matrix that determines what signs can go where.”

An Animal Control Ordinance amendment was also approved to align the impound rules with state law.  

In Olive Branch, the Mayor’s Awards for the month of March went to Director of General Services Michael Rikard, General Service Maintenance Supervisor Anthony Berryhill, and General Service Maintenance Assistant Leonard Hartzog. Aldermen also considered quotes received on March 25 for modified signalization at Camp Creek Blvd. and Craft-Goodman Road. DeSoto County Electric received the bid for the work.

Horn Lake aldermen passed a resolution for cleaning private property, discussed a potential budget transfer in the Animal Control Department, and had discussion about a water meter system project.

Southaven aldermen Tuesday night approved a design review proposal for a new Kia auto dealership in the city. The Lou Sobh group that opened Southaven Honda plans to add a Kia dealership on the same property, located east of Elmore Road on the south side of Goodman Road.