The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors voted to proceed with the equalization of Real and Personal tax rolls Monday during their regular meeting.

The board voted to put out a notice that a public hearing will be held during their Aug. 5 meeting at 10 a.m. for anyone who objections to the tax appraisal. Afterwards, the board is expected to vote and  set the 2019 tax rolls.

Supervisors received a couple of updates.

First, East Central Community College Dr. Billy Stewart was on the agenda to discuss the budget and Neshoba County’s part in the district. Stewart updated supervisors on the different programs and projects the college is involved in.

David Vowell of the Community Development Partnership updated supervisors on the project at the old U.S. Motors Plant for the pending diesel mechanics classroom. It appears the building will be ready for its first class in August. Vowell also went over progress on road improvements in the industrial park.

• In other matters, supervisors voted to:

• Approve an invoice from the sheriff’s department to the Neshoba County School District for the resource officers services and expenses during spring 2019;

• Accept the June 2019 jail meal log and detailed billing report. Supervisors also accepted one resignation from the jail and approved the hiring of Butch Aycock;

• Approve the hiring of Tony McIntosh for the Road Department;

• Approve several petitions from the tax assessor/collector’s office concerning the denial of a Homestead Exemption; solid waste roll changes and other changes. Supervisors also approved an agreement with Delta Computer Systems Software Support for the property and solid waste billing and collection system, effective October 1. A similar agreement was approved with the company by the Chancery Clerk’s office;

• Approve a 16th Section agreement between the school district and Jason Lovern and Chance Lovern;

• Accept the resignation of Cody Tucker from the Emergency Management department. Supervisors also approved two travel requests for employees to attend a state meeting in Newton, and to travel to Fairhope, Ala., to inspect the new fire trucks for the Longino and Dixon VFDs;

• Approve the removal of an ice machine from the county inventory;

• Approve the county employee payroll, ending July 1, totaling $155,896;

• Approve the elected officials payroll ending July 15 and totaling $41,743;
• Approve the claims docket and the minutes from their previous meeting; and,

• Approve the VISA travel card bill, totaling $3,075.

Supervisors discussed personnel and legal matters. They also heard from Bobby Wilson from the Longdale community and Austin Ainsworth from the Extension Service.