A planned elevator platform for the Neshoba County Coliseum took a step toward happening during Monday’s meeting of the Neshoba County board of supervisors.

Supervisors approved an agreement with Allen and Hoshall of Jackson for the design and engineering work. They also received word the environmental clearance had been received.

This project is expected to cost $225,000 and is being paid for through a Community Development Block Grant to provide better handicap assess to the coliseum floor.  It is expected for construction to begin in the early summer.

In another matter, supervisors appointed David Alexander to the Neshoba County Tourism Board.

Supervisors met with Sheriff Eric Clark. They approved the hiring of Michelle Joiner as the sheriff’s administrative assistant. They also approved two reimbursement matters concerning the city of Philadelphia. One was a $3,205 reimbursement for training for Joshua Jolly who left the Philadelphia Police Department to become a deputy. The other involved an old inmate medical expense. 

Supervisors accepted the resignation of one of the jailers. Supervisors approved the removal and disposal of items from the inventory in Sheriff’s Department.

In other matters, supervisors voted to:

• Approve a request from Central Water Association for a road crossing on County Road 537;

• Approve an invoice from Crowder Engineering of $10,029 for striping on County Road 505;

• Approve payment of $8,034 from the Emergency Bridge and Road Fund to MAGCO;

• Approve payment of $1,081 to Crowder Engineering for construction engineering and inspection work;

• Approve a request from the Neshoba County School District for the bus service road to be graded;

• Approve a training request from Constables Josh Burt and Keith McCrory for registration and association dues to the Mississippi Constables Association 2020 Convention and Training Seminar June 1 in Gulfport. The dues are $400 each;

• Approve a hiring request for Anika Carter as an emergency telecommunicator;

• Approve a request from Neshoba General hospital to use the Coliseum April 24 for “Your Health Matters” community wide free healthcare education event;

• Approve for Neshoba Central High School to use the Coliseum for graduation services on May 21;

• Allow Kim Yates to attend the Justice Clerk’s Association Mid-Winter meeting February 5-7. The county will cover a $100 registration fee and travel expenses. Supervisors also voted to send Yates to a data systems training February 28. The cost for travel and the class is $250;

• Approve the minutes to the last meeting and the claims docket;

• Approve the county employees’ payroll ending January 27 and totaling $170,164;

• Approve the elected officials’ payroll ending Feb. 1 and totaling $35,176;

• Declared George Washington’s birthday to be observed as a holiday for county employees on Feb. 17; and,

• Approve the disposal and removal of items on the county inventory.