RIDGELAND — City officials approved a conditional use permit for a new church in an old restaurant on Old Canton Road.

The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Iglesia Restauracion to operate as a church out of the building at 7049 Old Canton Road. The property is currently zoned C2-A and used to operate as a restaurant.

The measure passed with little discussion but the petition said that the building would largely operate on Wednesday evenings and Sunday morning and would not interfere with the operation of other businesses in the area and the regular flow of traffic.

“Most businesses are closed at these times,” it reads.

Petitioners also said they would be “cautious” to make sure the operation of the church did not interfere with anything.

The building has the capacity to safely hold 200 people and the church attendance at this time is not expected to be over that.

In other board action city officials:

• Approved a bid from Crystal Clean for street sweeping services for fiscal year 2018 at a rate of $44.11 per curb mile. In a memo to the board issued from public works director Mike McCollum reported that they did not submit a bid for leaf collection and transportation services.

• Approved a bid award to Hemphill Construction for FEMA disaster debris removal. A selection committee consisting of five members including Aldermen Wesley Hamlin and Kevin Holder and McCollum recommended Hemphill.

• Approved a payment for preliminary engineering estimate number four for the East Lake Harbour Drive Rehabilitation in the amount of $14,130. There will be no MDOT reimbursement for this expense.

•   Approved an ordinance to establish the Ridgeland Historical Committee. The group of volunteers will be tasked with “preserving the history of the city of Ridgeland.”

•   Appointed Nancy Batson, Robby Carr, Donna Dye, Polly Hammett, Mike Porter and Pat Truesdale to the Historical Commission.

•  Set a public hearing for the petition and application of Storage Park Properties, LLC Storagemax for rezoning and conditional use for the November 7 meeting at the recommendation of the zoning board.

• Approved a signage request for the Armory, a firearms dealer.

•  Approved to reappoint Carla Palmer Allen to the Community Awareness Committee for a term lasting from September 2017 to August 2020.

•  Approved a reappointment of Lee Hutchings to Community Awareness Committee for the same term.

•  Approved a municipal compliance questionnaire for fiscal year 2018.

•  Awarded Rivers Pest Control, Inc. a bid for pest control for City buildings. The total quote came in at $409.

•   Approved a rental agreement with RJ Young Company.

•   Approved an installment payment agreement with Kudelski Security.

•   Approved a maintenance agreement with Taylor Power Systems.

•  Approved a lease agreement with Harley Davidson for four motorcycles for the police department.

•  Approved a special event permit for Fleet Feet Sports Brawn and Bubbles 5k Run for the Brain.

•   Approved a special event permit for the Boys and Girls Club Blues by Starlight event.

•   Approved a special event permit for Fleet Feet Sports Turkey Day 8K.

•  Approved a transfer of $8,472.68 from the general fund to operating supplies.

•    Approved a special event permit for the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi and Kerioth Corporation Fall FEASTival.

•  Approved the payment of Costco related charges in the amount of $6,285. The vote went 5-2 with Aldermen Ken Ehard and Bill Lee voting nay.