Ordinance & Regulations

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Official research should include accessing the minutes of the meetings of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Olive Branch, on file in the City Clerk’s office. In the event of any discrepancy, Ordinances on file with the City Clerk shall control.

Please contact the City Clerk for more information.

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Storm Water Info

Stormwater management is not something that most of us think about often. We are probably most aware of stormwater when intense rainfall causes easily visible problems like flooding, soil erosion, and heavily polluted waterways. But, stormwater also has less visible effects such as impacts upon aquatic life in local streams or chronic surface water quality problems. In any event, the best time to prepare to manage stormwater is before the rain comes. We are focusing on a proactive approach to managing stormwater for Olive Branch. Better stormwater management can mean less frequent flood-related problems, better water quality in streams that feed our important drinking aquifers, improved quantity and diversity of aquatic life in our streams, enhanced property values, more sustainable urban developments, and a more scenic, natural environment for all of us to enjoy, to name just a few of the benefits.

We encourage you to browse the Stormwater website and learn more about what the City of Olive Branch is now doing to better manage stormwater to protect and enhance your quality of life. Whereas it has been raining since the beginning of time, as our local area has become more urbanized we must manage stormwater to minimize its potential impact upon public safety, public health, and the natural environment. Federal and State laws and regulations under the Clean Water Act drive many of our programs. Others are proactive local initiatives endorsed by your elected leaders to help set apart Olive Branch as a high quality community in which people want to live and work.

The City’s Stormwater programs include drainage system operation and maintenance, public education and public involvement outreach, elimination of illicit discharges, construction site runoff controls, post construction site runoff controls, pollution prevention and capital improvement projects that are investments in the community infrastructure and environment.

You have a vital role as an individual, business, school, church, or other organization in helping us meet program goals. Indeed, it will ultimately take the efforts of everyone to make a lasting difference. Should you have any questions or complaints about Stormwater Phase II, feel free to contact us at 662-892-9351.

Stormwater Permit Application

As of January, 2007, property owners disturbing land of an acre or greater will be required to apply for a Stormwater Permit from the City Engineering Department. Property owners, or their representative, will be required to submit the following via mail or in person to the City Engineering Department:

Stormwater Permit Application

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

If you have questions concerning the submittal process or its status, please contact the Engineering Department at 662-892-9351. Once approved, the City Engineering Department will provide an on-site Certificate of Permit Coverage to the applicant. An Engineering Inspector will also be assigned to make daily inspections of the site.

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

“The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for protecting the state’s air, land, and water. Our mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of present and future generations of Mississippians by conserving and improving our environment and fostering wise economic growth through focused research and responsible regulation.” — MDEQ website

EPA Stormwater Phase II Program

Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) — EPA Stormwater Program

Events

City Beautiful Cleanup Day – For more information contact Joyce Haslip at 895-5448

Engineering FAQs

Does the City of Olive Branch have drop-off locations for recycling efforts.

  • Desoto County provides a list and a map of drop-off locations throughout Desoto County. Click on the link to be redirected to the Desoto County website for the Recycling locations. — DeSoto County website

I have drainage/flooding problems in my yard.

  • Call the Engineering Dept. at 892-9352. If this problem is occurring as a result of an ongoing construction project, call Engineering to request that an inspector take a look at it. Call Public Works at 893-5249 if this problem is not a result of an ongoing construction project; call Public Works to request that someone take a look at it.

I have a sinkhole in my yard.

  • Call Public Works, 893-5249, or Engineering, 892-9352. We will take your name, address and phone number and send someone to inspect it.

I need my yard repaired from a city project that was done.

  • Call Engineering at 892-9352. We will take your name, address, and phone number and will coordinate with the contractor to get you on the repairs list.

We have potholes in our street.

  • Call Public Works, 893-5249, or Engineering Dept., 892-9352. Provide us with the street name and the area the pothole is located and we will either get it on our pothole repair list, or contact the developer to repair it if the subdivision is still under development.

I want a street sign on my street.

  • Call Public Works, 893-5249, or Engineering Dept., 892-9352. We will take your name, phone number and address, and area of concern. If the subdivision is still under development we will send the request to the developer if it is for stop signs or speed limit signs, all other sign request will be handled as if not under development. If the subdivision is not under development, we will present the request to our City Engineer, Steve Bigelow, for his approval of the street signs.

I want the speed limit reduced on my street.

  • Call the Engineering Dept. at 892-9352. We will take your information: name, address, phone number, the nature of your request—such as too much speeding—etc. We will present your request to the City Engineer for his approval.

I want to tie-in to the City Sewer System.

  • Call the Engineering Dept. at 892-9352. We will first check to see if your area has a sewer service line. If so, we will forward you to the utility dept. to discuss putting in an application to begin sewer service and paying the connection fee. You will be required to hire your own plumbing contractor to connect a line from your home to our sewer line.

I have sewage coming out of the manhole, or I can smell sewage.

  • Call Public Works, 893-5249, or Engineering Dept., 892-9352. We will take your name, address and phone number and send someone to inspect it.

I want speed bumps installed on my street.

  • Call the Engineering Clerk at 892-9352 to request. We will then place a request to the Police Dept. to set up a monitor for a 24 hour period. If the results show that 85% of the traffic’s speed exceeds the posted limit by 5 or more mph (must be 25 mph speed limit or less) we will allow the requester to obtain signatures on a petition and provide the requester with this and other necessary documents, forms, etc. 75% of the homeowner’s signatures will need to be obtained to receive installation approval.

I want speed bumps removed from my street.

  • Call the Engineering Clerk at 892-9352 to request. We will send you a petition to obtain 75% of the homeowner’s signatures to receive approval to have the speed bumps removed.

Contact Us

  • 662-892-9200
  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654

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