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Simpson County Board of Supervisors met Thursday, October 15, 2020, for their regular scheduled meeting.
Road Forman Ben Warren advised the board all bridges, which had been closed during federal inspections, have been repaired and reopened. The county is waiting for the final federal inspections.
John Kilpatrick, EMC, advised all CARES money receipts have been submitted. A total of $8556.34 over three projects were submitted for reimbursement. These projects include payroll, purchasing of technology equipment, and ACV at the Sheriff’s office. Kilpatrick advised the county is in great shape with COVID supplies.
A total of 1,402 911 calls were received for the county. The hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. are the busiest hours. Kilpatrick advised there had only been one structure fire this month. The fire was on Goshen Road. The average response time for the ambulance is thirteen minutes and seventeen seconds. A total of 246 ambulance calls were made and 154 were transport calls..
The board approved to move dispatcher Skyla Morrow to full time certified. Approval was given for Sheriff Mullins to hire Scott Barnes as a full-time certified deputy.
Tax Accessor Jamie Brewer asked the board their wishes on the tax exemption of the Tuscan Towers building. The building is under new ownership and the tax exemption does not apply to the new owner. The board agreed to remove the exemption.
The Mendenhall Chamber of Commerce will decorate the front of the Court House for the upcoming holiday season.
A list of school bus turnarounds, which the board previously requested, was provided from the Simpson County School District.
The board approved the hiring of Belinda Stewart Architects for services for replacement of the portion of roof gutters on the Historic Simpson County Court House.
The garbage increase of Waste Management was approved by the board in the amount of .11 per ton. Approval was granted amending the tonnage charges to the cities of Magee and Mendenhall to account for the new disposal rates in accordance with the county agreements to double the disposal rate.
Permission was granted by the board to purchase a new office chair for the Department of Human Resources from Surplus Properties.
Future Board Meetings:
- Monday, November 2, 2020
- Monday, November 16, 2020
- Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11, 2020
- Thanksgiving – Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned.
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