No action on fireworks fund request

By MIKE WEST, Courier Editor

Woodbury's Board of Mayor and Aldermen deferred action on a request by former City Attorney Dale Peterson to pay him $2,500 for coordinating the Fourth of July fireworks show.

Peterson, who was not in attendance at Tuesday's (Feb. 3) meeting, had contacted Mayor Harold Patrick about the possibility in January. Peterson had been disbarred for five years after pleading guilty to stealing more than $20,000 from Riverside Center.

The law firm of Mitchell and Mitchell was previously appointed by the board to replace Peterson.
The Board of Aldermen did approve two new town ordinances on first reading during the brief meeting.

The first, Ordinance No. 468, amends the zoning ordinance in Woodbury to include a definition of poultry production houses and to ban their use within the town's corporate limits.

This ordinance defines a poultry production house as "any place or premises where chickens are kept for the production of eggs or broilers for resale to processors, wholesalers or retailers."

The second, Ordinance No. 469, amends the zoning ordinance of Woodbury to be consistent with Tennessee Code Annotated in regards to nonconforming industrial and commercial land uses.

This ordinance redefines when nonconforming land uses are to be discontinued.

Both measures will require two more affirmative votes from the Board of Aldermen before the ordinances will be changed.