RIDGELAND — Amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance mostly concerning hotel usage are being considered and a public hearing has been scheduled for early next year.

The hearing is set for Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Five amendments include the deletion of section 410.02.F and adds four sections.

By deleting the section, it removes hotels and motels and related restaurants from permitted use.

Proposed additions include certain special use site plan standards for hotels and motels and lay out conditional use guidelines, specifically adding conference and convention center facilities use to MU-1 districts.

The complete text of changes can be obtained from the city clerk or the Community Development Department or online.

In other board action last week, aldermen:

•  Approved C.C. Lynch as a sole source provider for Teledyne Isco flow monitoring equipment, operation software, data hosting servers, and communication equipment used in city wastewater metering stations throughout the city of Ridgeland and East Madison County Sewer District.

A memo from City Engineer Christopher Bryson mentions that the city has $20,000 budgeted for sewer operation and maintenance in these areas. C.C. Lynch and Associates will be submitting quotes for providing the equipment at these sites at a future date.

• Declared a 174 HP Perkins engine, a 150 gallon fuel tank, a Rockford 275 KW Drive Motor, Model M11-P and a 560 gallon fuel tank-F921 as surplus property to be disposed of or sold.

• Approved a memo from Public Works Director Mike McCollum to re-bid Lake Harbour Drive Extension plan phase A, the box culvert. “The project engineer has mitigated many of the concerns of contractors and we are now ready to proceed,” McCollum wrote. The next item was an contract extension with Waggoner Engineering for Phase B from December 31, 2017 to the same date in 2018.

    • Approved a truck route for APAC to use the roundabout offramp to Jackson Street to access I-55 for about 300 estimated loads for the purpose of asphalt, milling and equipment. They will start from the South End of Highland Colony Parkway and head north. The route expires on April 31, 2018.

• Approved a transfer of $3,509.97 from operating supplies to capital machinery equipment for Police Chief John Neal to purchase three Fuji mountain police bicycles with grant funds received through the Healthy Heroes Initiative Program.

• Received insurance proceeds in the amount of $588.65 to the vehicle expenses account. These are insurance proceeds minus the city of Ridgeland’s policy deductible for RPD Unit 336, a 2016 Dodge Charger that was involved in an accident on Oct. 20.

• Approved the appointment of Luke Neal, Gerald West, Sandra Rowland, Barrie Sivils and Phyllis Thomas as deputy court clerks.