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Aldermen Send Building Rental Issue To Committee

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(Southaven, MS) The recent shootings at the Southaven Tennis Center and violence at the Performing Arts Complex have residents like Peggy Miller fed up.

”I think it’s a disgrace," she said. "I really do. I think there’s more that could be done to stop this”.

She wants action from Southaven leaders, and she wants it fast.

For a couple of weeks now, aldermen have been promising some action on the city’s building use policy to stop the problems.

Most expected action last night, but didn’t see it.

Alderman Shirley Beshears explained why, and promised action soo.

”We appointed committees last night," she said. "That committee will address the building use policy and have a recommendation for the board’s first meeting in August”

Mayor Darren Musselwhite is appointing the committees with at least two aldermen on each, plus community leaders and city staff.

Those groups will decide what direction to take on most city issues, before they come to the full board.

Meantime, we’ve learned Southaven police are taking a closer look at reported incidents at the Performing Arts Center.

Residents say they’ll give the city time to deal with the problems.

”With the election just over with, I’m hoping the ones in there now will step up and start doing something about it," Miller said.

But she says there’s a limit to how long she’ll wait.