Murphy City Council considered an ordinance prohibiting certain merchandise from being sold in the Jan. 18 regular meeting.
Many Murphy residents were upset that merchandise containing profane language was on display at a vendor booth during last year’s Maize Days held in September.
Staff said the offending vendor’s application stated they were selling children’s toys but did not mention the obscene merchandise.
As a result, staff created a policy and ordinance enforcing the policy that requires vendors to disclose in detail what they will sell. If they sell merchandise differing from what was reported on the application, they can be excluded from the event.
Council also updated the fee schedule to include vendor fees and passed a resolution allowing the city manager to enter a five-year agreement with Quadient for a mailing system for $1,877 per year.
For the full story, see the Jan. 27 issue of The Murphy Monitor.