Supervisors approve purchase of 2 new ambulances


Neshoba County will be getting two new Type III box ambulances after the Board of Supervisors approved the purchases during Monday’s meeting.

The two Crestline Ambulances will cost $156,114, each making the total cost $312,228. Emergency Equipment Professionals was the low bidder.

“This is going to be a compliment to the existing fleet of seven ambulances,” said Jeff Mayo, county administrator. “They will be delivered within 120 days. At that time, one of the existing units will be taken out of service.”

Mayo said the county did not purchase an ambulance last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Current plans going forward are for the county to purchase two new ambulances every two years when possible.

In other matters during Monday’s meeting, supervisors voted to:

• Approve an annual software maintenance agreement with PTS Solutions for the sheriff’s department at a cost of $9,300;

• Approve the retirement of Harvey Hickmon from the jail;

• Approve status changes for two jail employees. Supervisors also approved an FMLA leave request for an employee;

• Approve a road crossing request on County Road 341 for Central Water Association;

• Approve the continuation of local emergency declarations for the winter storm and for the COVID-19 pandemic;

• Approve 50 cent per hour pay increases for six employees in the Emergency Management department;

• Approve the reappointment of Jerry Greenlee to the Arlington Fire Protection District’s board of commissioners;

• Accept the audit for Ambulance Enterprise for Fiscal Year 2020, ending September 30, 2020;

• Approve a request for help with the group putting on the Memorial Day program May 31 at DeWeese Park. The county will provide the stage and chairs from the Neshoba Coliseum for the program;

• Approve a request for a refund of $100 from a reservation for the multipurpose room at the Coliseum;

• Approve the county employee payroll ending April 18 and totaling $232,792;

• Approve the elected officials' payroll ending May 1 and totaling $31,296;

• Approve the claims docket and the out of claims docket. Supervisors also accepted the purchase clerk’s report for April;

• Approve creating a new account for the American Rescue Plan Funds;

• Approve paying invoices for pre-construction work for the new spec building in the industrial park. That included payments to Pritchard Engineering — topographic mapping — $2,800, civil site design (40%) — $3,600, expanded survey & mapping — $1,370; Pryor Morrow, design and construction documents — $15,375 (75%).

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