Cordell’s Sidewalk Ordinance Issue Heats Up

  • Councilwoman Earlene Smith Cordell Beacon File Photo
    Councilwoman Earlene Smith Cordell Beacon File Photo
  • The sidewalk running in front of Ace Hardware and United Grocery, which contains no retail merchandise for sale. Bob Henline | The Cordell Beacon
    The sidewalk running in front of Ace Hardware and United Grocery, which contains no retail merchandise for sale. Bob Henline | The Cordell Beacon
  • The merchandise displayed in front of Ace Hardware, between the parking lot and entrance. Bob Henline | The Cordell Beacon
    The merchandise displayed in front of Ace Hardware, between the parking lot and entrance. Bob Henline | The Cordell Beacon
  • No sidewalk exists in front of Tractor Supply, but merchandise is presented on the store’s private property. Bob Henline | The Cordell Beacon
    No sidewalk exists in front of Tractor Supply, but merchandise is presented on the store’s private property. Bob Henline | The Cordell Beacon
The issue of retail merchandising on sidewalks in Cordell is heating up. Following the issuance of a citation to J.D. Banks of J & D’s Bargains, city councilwoman Earlene Smith declared, in the Oct. 7, 2019, meeting of the city council, that while Banks deserved to be cited, so did other local businesses in violation of the ordinance. Specifically, Smith called out Dollar General, Ace…
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