Supervisors approve county budget for next year

Supervisors approve county budget for next year


The Board of Supervisors approved the new county budget during their meeting last Tuesday.

Supervisors have been working on the budget since July. The new budget will go into effect October 1. The millage for the new general fund will be 60.80 mills, the same as last year.

People living in the Neshoba County School District will be levied 49.94 mills, a decrease of .23 mills when compared to the current fiscal year.

People living in the Union School District have a school tax levy of 55.80 mills, an increase of 1.3 mills.

In another matters, supervisors accepted bids for renovation work to the auditorium at Burnside Park. 

ADA improvements are planned for the bathrooms. Ramps will he added. The kitchen area will be renovated with new lighting and new doors, including a new rollup door. 

There were three bids. Matt Boatner Construction was the low bidder at $260,500. Also bidding on the project was J.E. Stevens Construction, $266,170, and Flagstar Construction, $408,000.

Supervisors also voted to:

• Approve a contract with GPS Tracking Units Annual Service for the Sheriff’s Department at the cost of $3,300;

• Approve a termination notice to be sent to Securus and RFP, giving them a 90-day notice that the county will be contracting with a new inmate video telecommunications service;

• Declare a 2021 Triple R Utility Trailer, missing from the Neshoba County Coliseum, stolen;

• Approve a travel request for Purchase Clerk Melissa Johnson to attend the MAGPPA Annual Conference and Vendor Expo on Oct. 16-19 at the Natchez Convention Center.

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