Ridgeland aldermen approved design plans for an exterior overhaul of the Shell station on Old Canton Road Tuesday.
Ridgeland aldermen approved design plans for an exterior overhaul of the Shell station on Old Canton Road Tuesday.
RIDGELAND — A Shell station on Old Canton Road here will overhaul part of its exterior after aldermen approved changes to the 15-foot canopy Tuesday evening.

“The canopy is designed to closely resemble the new canopy located at Pear Orchard and Lake Harbour,” owner Rev Bedi told board members in a memo.

The architectural review of the Shell Station canopy at 6585 Old Canton Road was approved unanimously on Tuesday’s consent agenda.

Alderman-at-Large D.I. Smith asked Bedi and an associate, Tuesday, why they were not doing the whole building.

“We are considering it. I will have to talk to my fuel supplier. They are helping us pay for the upgrades and this is all we have made a decision on at this time, but maybe we will work on the rest of the building sometime in the future,” Bedi said.

The item received unanimous approval for architectural and accessory improvements to their existing location from the architectural review board at their mid-February meeting.

In other board action, aldermen:

• Unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Ali Jamila to operate Room by Room as a retail furniture store in an I-1 zoned district.

• Awarded a bid to Simmons Landscaping with the Ridgeland Parks Department.

• Accepted a $15,000 donation from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation for the Ridgeland Police Department as well as a $50,000 Homeland Security Grant. They also accepted $90,026.24 in grants marked for the 2020 Fiscal year for seatbelt patrols and DUI officers.

• Approved a maintenance agreement with Idea Identity for RPD.

• Approved a preliminary pay estimate for engineering on the Lake Harbour Drive Extension Project.

 • Awarded Service Printers a bid for the Ridgeland Life Magazine.

• Received January 2019 Business License Report.

• Approved sewer adjustments.

 • Unanimously approved the payment of claims.

• Agreed to go into executive session to discuss a matter of potential litigation. Ward 2 Alderman Chuck Gautier recused himself because he said the issue involved clients of his. No action was taken in executive session.