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Hattiesburg council delays vote on land development code

Hattiesburg City Council has voted to postpone adopting an ordinance establishing a new land development code.

The new code, more than three years in the making, still had some language that needed to be clarified.

City Attorney James Gladden recommended Monday the council make the changes, re-advertise the changes and vote on the code in January.

The Hattiesburg American reports one of the changes that needed to be clarified was the community’s ability to contest a measure, even after it had been approved, and the time limit in which a person could appeal a decision.

Once approved, the code will take in effect 30 days.

The new code is designed to modernize the city’s land development code. Once approved, the former code, enacted in 1989, will be repealed.

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