Supervisors add names to ballot

Supervisors add names to ballot


The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors accepted the petitions of three people running for Election Commissioner during their meeting last week.

Election commissioner terms are staggered and only District 2 and District 4 will be on the general election ballot in November. Because election commissioners are non-partisan, they submit their petition to the Chancery Clerk who brings their names to the supervisors to get them on the ballot.

Additionally, the following candidates have submitted their qualifying statement of intent to Circuit Clerk Patti Duncan Lee .

Deaneen Savell will be running for the District 2 post.  Melanie Breazeale Barnett and William Carter will be seeking the District 4 post.

Also, Supervisors at their May 15 meeting received bids for two Dodge Durango police pursuit vehicles and for the construction of an Emergency Management storage facility, The bids were taken under advisement and no action was taken.

In other matters, supervisors voted to:

• Accept the resignation of Deputy Sheriff Hunter Ramsey. Supervisors approved the transfer of Davirius Miller from Detention Center to deputy at $15 per hour. He will attend the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy certification beginning May 21;

• Accept the county jail’s daily meal log and detailed billing report for April. Supervisors accepted the resignations of correctional officers Jakira Yarbrough and Courtney Copeland. Supervisors approved the hiring of Bruce Ferguson as correctional officer at $13 per hour. Correctional Officer Christian Roberson received a pay increase for six months continuous employment;

• Acknowledge that MDEQ executed a Solid Waste Assistance Grant for the county;

• Approve Central Water Association’s request for a road crossing at 10440 Road 531, a road bore at 12283 Road 383, a road bore at 10550 Road 705 and a road bore at 10161 Road 743;

• Approve an inventory removal of a Lexmark XS748DE Copier-Printer for Emergency Management;

• Approve a request from the North Bend Fire Protection District for maintenance to fill a site driveway on Gene Brown’s property at 13220 Road 614;

• Approve a request for assistance with Memorial Day Program at DeWeese Park;

• Approve the employee payroll ending May 1 and totaling $214,646;

• Approve the elected officials payroll ending May 15 and totaling $43,058;

• Accept the claims docket and the out of order claims; and,

• Approve a budget request for Weeds Community Mental Health Center.

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