The Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen held a public meeting on Monday evening to discuss the renewal of a beer permit for business owner Nadiya Durani of the Diamond C. Business doing business as Jr. Mart located at 1025 Harrell Ave. Mayor John Holden acknowledged Capt. Steven Isbell of the Dyersburg Police Department, who discussed the background investigation for Durani. According to Isbell, nothing was revealed in the DPD's investigation to warrant withholding a permit. Furthermore Durani's business has a current and valid beer permit.
Alderman Bob Kirk moved that the board approve Durani's request for a beer permit and Alderwoman Joan Wyatt promptly seconded the motion. Without any objections from the public and without further discussion the board unanimously approved the motion.
In the alderman reports:
* Alderman Dennis Moody noted the downtown area looks wonderful but that several of the new lights are already out. Moody asked who would be responsible for replacing those lights. Holden responded that the courthouse area was the county's responsibility but the other lighting was the city's responsibility and those lights are already being addressed. Moody also asked about the lack of a taxi service and if that issue was being looked at. Holden announced that it was being addressed and that the city was working with Powell Transportation, a taxicab franchise, to give residents in Dyersburg a taxi option. Holden reported that once all the appropriate checks have been completed it would be presented to the board for their approval.
* Kirk, Wyatt, Alderman Bart Williams, Alderman Terry Glover, Alderman Kevin Chaney and Alderwoman Jewell Horner did not have anything to report.
* Alderman Robert Taylor Jr. was not present.
In the mayor's report:
* The Dyersburg Regional Airport's revenue for the month of January was $38,680.23. Holden noted that the employees at the airport do a wonderful job and are complimented on a regular basis and the city appreciates the job they do.