On February 18th, the Harrison County Planning Commission held their regular meeting and heard a petition to allow “a form of Adult Entertainment” at 18009 Tillman Road. The subject property is 1,700 feet south of Faith Baptist Church on the corner of Canal Road and Tillman Road.
The following information was available from the Planning Commission proposed agenda posted on the Harrison County website:
Case File 1602HC018 – Other to allow the establishment a juice bar with exotic dancers in accordance to Section 305 Non-Classified Uses – Old Hwy 49– tax parcel 0610H-01-001.001 – Ronald Nance for Danielle Fayard – Supervisor District 3
Said petition was filed by Ronald Nance for Danielle Fayard requesting to add a form of Adult Entertainment in conjunction with a Juice Bar on a 0.6-acre parcel of land as identified on the site plan. Section 305 requires the Planning Commission to make a determination of the district or districts in which such use shall be permitted, either by right or on a conditional basis. The property is currently zoned as C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) and R-2 (Medium Density Residential) District. The subject property is located at 18009 Tillman Road. The ad valorem tax parcel number is 0610H-01-001.001.
According to church members in attendance, the issue was tabled until a future meeting. The property is easily recognizable to those travelling on Canal Road and a photo of the proposed site from Google Maps is below.
Per Mississippi law, counties have authority to regulate adult entertainment. Per Section 305 of the Harrison County Zoning Ordinance, adult entertainment is a “Non-Classified Uses” and therefore requires planning commission approval:
For any use not specifically listed, the planning commission shall make a determination of the district or districts in which such use shall be permitted, either by right or on a conditional basis. Any such determination shall be based on the subject use’s similarity in nature, intensity of land use impact and general character to other uses listed in the various districts.
While the location is within District 3, all church members and residents of Harrison County need to come together and tell our Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission that such establishments are not desired anywhere in Harrison County let alone on Canal Road. Notify your Supervisor and plan to attend future Board of Supervisors Meetings and Planning Boards.
Harrison County Board of Supervisors:
- District 1: Beverly Martin (President); 228-435-8272, firstname.lastname@example.org
- District 2: Angel Kibler-Middleton; 228-865-4122, email@example.com
- District 3: Marlin Ladner; 228-867-6528, firstname.lastname@example.org
- District 4: Kent Jones; 228-865-4204
- District 5: Connie Rocko; 228-865-4123, email@example.com
Harrison County residents can determine the district of their resident via their voter registration card or by viewing the district map.
- Harrison County Board of Supervisors
- Board of Supervisors District Map
- Harrison County Planning Commission Proposed Agenda for 18 Feb 2016
- Miss. Code § 19-5-104: Regulation of establishments where public displays of nudity are present
- 2010: House Bill 170 — An act to authorize Boards of Supervisors to enact ordinances to regulate establishments where public displays of nudity are present
- Barbour signs bill on strip-club regulations
- Miss. adult entertainment law takes effect