By Jack Gurner
WATER VALLEY – Attorney Larry Little of Oxford was appointed Municipal Judge Pro-Tem during the November “first Tuesday” meeting of the City Board.
“Days gone by we have always had a Judge Pro-Tem appointed for cases our City Judge Trent Howell had to recuse himself on. Larry Little, the Municipal Judge at Oxford, has always been good to come down and serve,” Mayor Larry Hart told Aldermen.
After the unanimous vote for Little, the Mayor informed Aldermen of two upcoming holidays; Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 and 26.
The session was adjourned after meeting for just less than four minutes. Hart then turned to the lone spectator, Main Street Director Mickey Howley and asked for an update of the group’s activities.
Howley said that two representatives of the Department of Archives and History would be in town the next day, Wednesday, Nov. 3, to map out a historic district. “When you apply for this status, you need a certain number of buildings over 50-years-old in the district,” Howley explained. “I think we have it.”
“We’re getting the process started,” he added. “It probably takes a year for everything to happen.”
Local property owners who are doing substantial renovations could get tax credits of up to 45 percent by being in the historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hart asked Howley for an update at the Dec. 7 meeting.
Present at the November meeting were Aldermen Donald Gray, Phillip Tallant, Bobby Cox, and Larry Bell.