Commerce – The City of Commerce will soon be getting a tattoo parlor and piercing studio.
The Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday recommended approval for a conditional use permit at 1001 Main Street, which was approved by the City Council.
The building has reportedly been vacant for several years. The building was constructed for the purpose of being a tattoo parlor, and at one point, such a business was in operation but closed and has been vacant since.
Greenville – A local man could see a long prison term after being convicted of child pornography charges. A Greenville man has been convicted on all charges involving an indictment charging transporting, shipping and possession of child pornography. The charges stem from an undercover FBI agent downloading the pornographic images from his computer in September, 2006. He's pleaded guilty to the charges last month and faces a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison.
Commerce – Business owners in Downtown Commerce will now have to seek permission prior to any public event in which open containers will be allowed.
The Commerce City Council Tuesday approved the ordinance, which nullifies the 2005 Corridor Ordinance written by former city staff members that was believed to allowed open containers in the downtown area.
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Commerce – The City of Commerce has approved the City's property tax rate and budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
The City Council agreed Tuesday upon a budget, with an estimated revenue of $9,544,427, and expenditures of $9,557,724.
The Council also approved a total proposed tax rate of $.736000 per $100 valuation. Of the total tax rate, $.587830 is the maintenance and operations rate, and $.148170 is the interest and sinking rate.