Last updated: September 12. 2013 11:32AM - 1334 Views
Karen Kissiah Staff Writer

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Will Chesterfield Town Council allow local resident Gary Moore to open a tattoo parlor? Only the vote will tell.

Moore’s request to Chesterfield Town Council members will be heard during the regular monthly meeting at Chesterfield Town Hall Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Moore addressed Chesterfield County Council with a request to approve his proposed business at 609 East Boulevard during their August meeting. At that time, Moore was told Council’s Attorney Heath Ruffner and the Administrator Denise Douglass would look into state and county ordinances regarding the issue, to clarify whether or not the county actually holds the proper authority, inside Chesterfield’s town limits, to approve or disapprove.

Council’s response from their legal research was given at the Chesterfield County Council meeting Sept. 4. According to Ruffner, council does not have the authority to say yeah or nay to this issue. The decision rests with the wishes of Chesterfield Town Council, he said.

At council’s August meeting a unanimous vote approved the Team Chesterfield Event scheduled for Oct. 5, 2013. It was determined by council that Team Chesterfield will receive five percent of the proceeds from the admission gate this year.

Council also voted unanimously to spend $20,500 from Hospitality Saving to install a patio cover at the Conference Center. The total amount also covers the cost of painting the upstairs windows at the YMCA.

Chesterfield Town Council members say they have approximately 350 old garbage carts they are willing to sell to the highest bidder. The town recently switched companies for garbage service.

Stray cats have been a source of complaints in the Mill Street area of downtown Chesterfield, near the Department of Social Services area, and also on Lucas Street, according to Chesterfield Police Chief Eric Hewitt’s report to council recently.

— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, extension 224, or by email at kkissiah@civitasmedia.com.

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