"The highway frontage buildings are starting to look like warehouses," Highland Planning and Zoning's Richard Smith told the Highland City Council at the meeting held Jan. 13.
Smith said with the rebuilding, everyone is going with metal buildings and he wants to pass an ordinance preventing the warehouse look. "So, if you're going to put an all metal building up put some gingerbread on it," Alderman David Harris agreed.
Smith said he has no problem with metal buildings but they should have brick or stone to dress them up a little bit. He even mentioned landscaping.
The council gave Smith permission to have the ordinance drawn up.
Code Enforcement Officer Ralph Sharp designed inspection cards for the officers to follow. Each time a structure is inspected the card is to be initialled and dated beside the item that was inspected. Highland Mayor Jerome Norwood told them they need to make sure they keep a copy of the card in the building file at city hall.
Some announcements from city hall: there will be no February meeting for the planning commission and City Hall will be closed Feb. 16.
The Citywide clean-up is scheduled for April 20-24.