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Report From Coffeeville Alderman Meeting

COFFEEVILLE – Libby Griffin was appointed by aldermen to fill the position of election commissioner during their regular monthly meeting Dec. 2.

 The vote to fill the position left vacant by the death of her husband, Hilliard Griffin, was unanimous.

 In other actions during the regular session:

• The board voted to accept the Municipal Compliance Questionnaire for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2008.

• Aldermen voted to keep the town’s insurance coverage with Trident Insurance (Coffeeville Insurance Agency) with a quote of $15,700, a slight decrease over last year.

Although a quote from the Mississippi Municipal Association of $11,232 was lower, it did not include comprehensive and collision coverage for the town’s vehicles nor coverage for any of the town’s buildings.

• The board voted to table until the January meeting discussion of the trees on Rayburn Street. Removal of trees first surfaced at the November meeting. The trees were first thought to be located on private property, but they are not.

• Aldermen discussed a list of public concerns including vehicles speeding, law enforcement (not local) not obeying traffic laws, and the 330 Super Stop/ incorporation.

• The board voted to pay claims as presented.

Present at the December meeting were Mayor Mack Burns, Aldermen Michael Ayers, Joe Bourn, Johnny Roland, Town Clerk Patricia Moody, Police Chief Mark Martin, and City Attorney William L. Maxey.

The January meeting was held on Jan. 6 and will be reported later. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3 at City Hall.

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