By David Howell
WATER VALLEY – Supervisors sorted through more than a dozen items during a short recessed meeting held Monday at the Water Valley Courthouse. Items discussed include:
• Accepted a bid from Carothers Construction to purchase a phone system from the county. The system was located in the building donated by Carothers Construction to the county. The bid amount was $5,000.
• Considered moving the Justice Court office in the Water Valley Courthouse from its present third floor location. Options considered include moving the office to the second or first floor of the Water Valley Courthouse, or merging the Water Valley office with the Coffeeville office in a separate location.
“Is their any statute or anything that we could not let them in the Carother’s Building in one office in the middle of the county?” District One Supervisor Tommy Vaughn asked, adding that the Carother’s Building is located near the center of the county.
“It is county property, I think you can designate it as the location,” Board Attorney John Crow answered.
“People on the other end are going to have to drive up here when you already have an office set up at the courthouse in Coffeeville,” District Five Supervisor Bubba Tillman responded.
No decision was made.
• Accepted a bid from Hancock Bank for 3.42 percent interest in the lease purchase of a backhoe for District Two.
• Approved applications from Crimm Brothers to exceed the posted weight limits on County Road 105 and County Road 152 in District Three while hauling logs.
• Refunded $893.79 to District One Constable Charlie Caulder. The money came from overpayment of PERS.
• Approved a request for travel for Civil Defense Director Cecil Harrison to attend the 2009 Gulf States Conference on April 26 – 29.
• Authorized Bill McMinn to attend the Solid Waste Enforcement Officers Training Seminar sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
• Approved an application to allow Sheriff Lance Humphreys to apply for a COPS grant. If approved, the sheriff’s department would receive federal funding for three years for one deputy’s pay. The county would be required to pay for the deputy for one year following the three year period.
• Approved a claim from North Central Planning and Development District totalling $2,124.56 for administrative work on the Community Development Block Grant awarded to the county for the Windsor Food project.