HUSTONVILLE - Mayor Larry "Pup" Doss would like citizens of Hustonville to decide by ballot the fate of planning and zoning in city limits and has called a special meeting to discuss the topic for 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
Having rejected the invitation to join Lincoln County's countywide P&Z ordinance when it was adopted last year, Hustonville City Council members have been at odds over the issue ever since.
During past meetings, the small city hall was packed to overflowing with citizens for or against planning and zoning. Last month, a first reading was held of an ordinance to set in motion Hustonville's joining the county's planning and zoning regulations.
A second reading of a proposal to join with the county ordinance came during Tuesday's council meeting and a roll call vote was taken. Council members Robert Hicks Sr. and Jimmy Lane voted against the motion, with Cecil Maddox, Benny Burris and Gary Lynn voting in favor. But the proposal was then vetoed by Doss, the mayor said Thursday.