MC Quorum Court set to repeal ordinance restricting peddlers

One of the Marion County Quorum Court’s first items of new business when it meets for its regular August session Tuesday evening at 6 will be the possible revoking of an ordinance passed a month ago. The ordinance dealing with peddlers at the Marion County Courthouse is expected to be repealed, after it was brought to Judge John Massey’s attention the matter is outside the quorum court’s jurisdiction.

In July, the court passed ordinance 2019-46 prohibiting the selling of products around the courthouse during regular working hours. Holidays and weekends would have been permitted for any hours, but a permit would have been required. Judge Massey says the main issue was with peddlers selling during court dates.

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Judge Massey says the reason the ordinance is set to be repealed is the jurisdiction of the sidewalks and parking spots has belonged to the city of Yellville for nearly 37 years.

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The judge also says other alternatives were offered for peddlers.

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Other items of new business include a library technology grant and the transfer of funds for the road department, the extension office, courthouse maintenance and the Fair Board Commercial Building Grant of 2017. The court will also consider a resolution concerning the Automated Records System Fund Grant for the clerk’s office.

The meeting will be held in the courthouse.

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