GULFPORT– The city has made it easier for businesses to have outdoor seating and displays. Outdoor seating and displays will still require a site plan, but of instead of going before council, city staff will review and can approve those plans.
During the December 18 meeting Councilman Dan Liedtke asked the city manager to look at reducing the $138 fee for the application; the city obliged and reduced the fee for outdoor sales and display permits as well as outdoor entertainment to $39.
“Obviously the chamber is in favor of this,” Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Newcomb said in favor of the ordinance.
The council voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance.