RIDGELAND — An old building on Highway 51 is set to receive a facelift after alderman approved architectural review plans last Tuesday.

Aldermen unanimously approved an architectural review for a renovation of the existing Kolb’s building at 325 Highway 51. 

Mayor Gene McGee said at Monday’s work session he looked forward to the renovation, noting it would be a “drastic improvement.” 

Local firm, Wooldridge Architecture submitted the plans, which received unanimous approval from the Architectural Review Board.

In other board action, aldermen:

• Received insurance proceeds from Progressive for damage to a round-a-bout in the amount of $828 for the street department.

• Declared a 2013 Dodge Charger and a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country to be sold. The Chrysler was a vehicle forfeited to the city in July during an investigation. Police Chief John Neal noted that the Charger is out of service.

• Approved a PTS contract amendment with GoGlobal in the amount of $450 for maintenance for a device connection communicator for the police department.

• Approved a truck route permit for Rye Hemphill to use Old Agency Road as a truck route for the construction of a Bridgewater home. The referenced route will use Old Agency Road. The permit allows about seven trucks to carry some 250 loads t the destination.

• Approved an amendment to the license agreement between the City and New Cingular Wireless at the Old Canton Road Water Tank. The amendment allows the cellphone provider to install new equipment and antennas at the location. In return, the city will receive an additional $200 a month. This is the sixth amendment to this particular agreement.

• Approved a time clock maintenance agreement with precision Tech LLC, for two-time clocks with the Public Works Department. The yearly cost is about $1,300 annually.

• Approved a Lake Harbour Drive extensions payment for preliminary engineering to Waggoner Engineering in the amount of $4,051.44 with a federal share of $3,241.15 and $810.29 for the city’s share.

• Approved the reappointment of David Conn to the Ridgeland Tourism Commission as Restaurant Representative.

• Approved a budget amendment for the Plant the Parkway Project in the tree ordinance fund. Aldermen said this would extend the new tree coverage for the project.

• Approved a truck route request by Robinson Trucking to use Old Agency Road as part of a truck route for New Birth MB Church to move cut down some trees for the purpose of deforestation and logging. McCollum said that trucks will travel down North Livingston Road then to Old Agency to Patterson Crossing and going back on the return trip.