Crump city board to revisit business license proposal, fee for flea market vendors

Jan. 19– At the urging of newly elected Alderman Stacey Plunk, Crump’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen plans to revisit the issue of approving an ordinance to require businesses to obtain city licenses at its Jan. 22 meeting at 6 p.m.

The measure was last discussed by the board in November 2013, when Mayor Glen Spencer proposed that each regular business in Crump pay a $15 per year licensing fee and flea market vendors pay $1 per day of operation, per booth.

The proposal was shot down by then Aldermen Duane Eliff and Judy Hollin, as well as current Alderman Vicky Cotner. Eliff made a motion to not adopt the measure, saying that it would be hard to enforce and would not bring in much revenue for the amount of controversy it would generate.

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