Simpson County Board of Supervisors
Simpson County Board of Supervisors

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Buddy Wolverton, County Engineer, gave the following report and update on State-Aid, Federal Aid, LSBP & ERBR Projects as of July 31, 2020.

LSBP-64(22) – Jake Barnes Road (Bridge) 

  • 90 % +- complete
  • 98% elapse time
  • Contractor has completed bridge and approaches. Awaiting growth of grass

SAP-64(16) M – Surface Maintenance Cato Road

  • Notice to proceed has been issued

SAP-64(19)S – Surface Maintenance Mt. Zion to Shivers Road and St. Johns Road

  • Notice to proceed has been issued

SAP-64(64) – Grade, Drain, Base & Surface Star – Braxton Road

  • P.S. & E. Plans were mailed to State Aid on July 27, 2020

LSBP-64(23) – Bridge Replacement Sofa Road

  • Office Review Plans were mailed to Sate Aid on July 22, 2020

Mississippi Hub’s  attorney, Richard Bailey, with Burnini Law Firm, was present at the board meeting to address the objection concerning the value of the plant. Tax records show the value of the property as $372,000,000. The attorney is arguing the true value is only $99,000,000. The attorney asked the board to reconsider the value. Taxes due from last year are presently in litigation. The board voted to overrule the objection and proceed with the county’s value of the property.

An open hearing was held concerning two property owners who are questing the amount they are taxed. Magee Shopping Center questioned the tax of the property increase. Jamie Brewer, Tax Accessor, advised the increase was due to Burger King’s new building being built on the property. The other property in question was Raleigh Annex Apartments. No one from the apartment complex was present and due to lack of information being provided, the board overruled the objection.

Due to the pandemic , the board approved a $50 fee increase for election commissioners on election day fees and a Covid -19 Pandemic fee of $50 for election workers  for elections occurring during July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. The board approved software renewal for the election tablets in the amount of $5,624.50.

Road Manager Ben Warren stated 20 of the 30 miles of road repairs have been completed.

The following report was presented by Sheriff Paul Mullins and approved:

  • Justin Hurtt was moved from full time non-certified to full time certified dispatcher.
  • Renew LeadsOnline total track investigation system service package in the amount of $ 1668.00
  • Purchase CINTAS (mat Service) for Sheriff Office, Jail and justice court in the amount of $56.35 weekly.The board approved the purchase of exhaust fans for the jail in the amount of $4,144 to replace seven broken fans.
  • The board approved the purchase of exhaust fans for the jail in the amount of $4,144 to replace seven broken fans.

Future Board Meeting:

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 – Recessed Meeting
  • Monday 17 & 18 – 2021 Budget Work Session
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Regular Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – Recessed meeting Budget and Tax Levy Hearing

Holidays:

  • Labor Day Holiday – Monday, September 7, 2020

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