Thanks to action taken by the Wesson Board of Aldermen preceded by that of a few local citizens, the town will begin hosting a farmers’ market in June. The board approved the market and handled several other items at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 5 at Town Hall.
The location of the farmers market will be at the intersection of Church and Beech Street, at the facility more well-known as the old electric building and the current Boy Scout building. Local vendors will be allowed to sell vegetables by obtaining a no-cost permit from the town and registering. Non-local vendors may sell fruit that is grown out of the area and must also be permitted by the town at no cost.
The market is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 4 and will be held every Saturday thenceforth until the late fall. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will have a person designated to oversee it. Those interested should contact Wesson Town Hall for further information.
Nick Smith, who has been attempted to obtain permission to have one of his ice vending machines placed in the town for the past three meetings, received final approval from the board pending his meeting architectural and landscaping design guidelines. The commercial equipment will be located on the corner of Main Street and Highway 51.
Founders Day was discussed by Mayor Alton Shaw and board, mostly concerning the availability of parking spaces versus booth spaces along a stretch of Highway 51 in downtown. Representatives of the Wesson Chamber of Commerce provided the layout of the upcoming Founders Day. The board voted to keep open the stretch of parking spaces along Hwy. 51 between Factory Street and Spring Street–which fronts Wesson Ace Hardware and Another Time, Another Place–so that patrons wishing to do business with the retailers will have plenty of parking space. Traditionally, this area has been closed and utilized for vendor spaces. Members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors were supportive of the town’s decision.
The board voted to close a portion of Isadore Street that has been land-locked by private property for quite some time and deemed unusable by the town and handled other routine matters before adjourning until Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m.