TUPELO, Miss(WTVA)--At their next meeting, Tupelo city leaders may address what some see as an ongoing problem with some nightclubs.
During Wednesday's work session, council members heard from Tupelo Police Chief Tony Carleton.
Carleton is pushing an ordinance he hopes will cut down on the calls and complaints at certain establishments.
Council members were given a copy of a police report, detailing complaint calls made back on September 30th about a club called Rooster Cats.
There were reported acts of nudity performed on stage.
The club's owner told police he owned the building but had no control over a private party.
It's the latest in a series of alleged problems city leaders say they have faced with clubs like Rooster Cats.
Now, police would like to see an ordinance passed that could place stricter guidlines on the establishments; even going so far as to suspend an operators license if there were several complaints made in a given time period.
City leaders do not agree on how best to confront this issue.
They say they'll have to take a closer look to see what has to be done.
"I know the city attorney and the police are currently drafting something as we speak are drafting some kind of ordinance that will deal with nightclubs. But, at this point, we haven't seen it. The council hasn't seen anything. I'm curious to see what they come up with. Also, I'm curious to know what we currently have in place," said Councilman Jim Newman.
Ward six Councilman Mike Bryan is already proposing eliminating the city's brown bag ordinance to combat the problem, but he adds a nightclub ordinance couldn't hurt either.
"I just feel like they are wanting to replace the brown bag ordinance ban, for the nightclub ban. I think it should be both of them together," said Bryan.
But, one local establishment owner, who doesn't want to be identified, said he believes certain establishments are being targeted unfairly.
He says that the proposed ordinace would allow almost anyone to make a complaint against his business, even unfairly, and cause problems.
Councilman Bryan did say he believes police officers will make the decisions in judging complaints.
Police Chief Carleton was not available for comment about a proposed ordinance Wednesday afternoon.