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Mayor Dale Berry gave the following Mayor’s Report at the October 6, 2020 City of Magee Board of Aldermen Meeting:
Main Street is paved. Striping is to be done Sunday if weather permits.
The Mayor reminded the public that a Tourism Tax earmarked for recreation was enacted in 1999 which allowed a 1 cent add on to lodging and prepared food (restaurants). This money is used to maintain the Sportsplex as well as make improvements. According to the Mayor, no money is appropriated for the Jimmy Clyde Sportsplex.
Two areas of illegal dumping have been reported in the city. One is on 13th Avenue and another south of Magee.
Alderman Patrick Brown suggested additional “No Littering” signs and “Illegal Dumping” signs be placed around the city.
On October 13th at 3:30, the Board of Aldermen Insurance committee will meet.
The minutes and claim docket was approved.
Mississippi State is offering an online course for Certification of Municipal Clerks and Assistant clerks. Lane Yerby, our city clerk, has taken the course. Jon Stryon, city employee, was appointed assistant clerk and will be required to take the course. The cost of the course is $200 per class. The class meets 4 times a year which will be a cost of $1,200. The Board approved Jon Styron to take the course.
Halloween will be observed on October 31st. The Mayor has suggested citizens keep their lights off if they do not want trick or treaters. Leave lights on if you want trick or treaters. The Mayor and Police Chief are requesting the hours for Trick or treating end at 9:00 PM. Trick or Treat at your own risk and practice social distancing. Parents must make the decision if children will participate.
Crazy Day is scheduled for October 24, 2020. The board approved closing streets in the Main Street area for the event.
The PriorityOne Senior Citizen’s Building is ready. Alderman Whitney Baker is working on signage for the building. Hopefully, in a few weeks a Ribbon Cutting can be held to celebrate the opening.
(Sue Note: additional stories to be published)
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