No objection to tax rolls at public hearing

Published 4:45 am Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors met for the first August meeting Monday morning in Prentiss. Rev. Jessie Holloway opened with prayer before the board adopted the agenda.

Ashley Brisco with Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District discussed the snapshot of services for the county before annual scholarships were awarded.

In Fiscal Year 2021, Jefferson Davis County’s contribution of $21,706.05 resulted in a total of $1,243.980.31 in goods and services being provided through senior services, economic workforce development and other programs and services. 

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“There is no age we don’t touch, youth all the way to seniors,” said Brisco. SMPDD provided 50,008 home delivered meals, 6,305 congregate meals and 12 jobs were created or retained by two active business loans. There were 127 workforce participants and $2500 in scholarships provided to Jefferson Davis County students. The county match requirements are determined by the federal and state funding source and program activities.

“I have worked on the board at SMPDD and they are miracle workers,” said JDC Board President Bobby Rushing. “We are here to help, and appreciate the partnership with you,” added Brisco.

Stan Jones from DataLynks presented information regarding the company’s software and services related to construction permits that will now be required in the county. After the legislature passed MS HB 1163, each county in the state shall require permitting as a condition to construction within the unincorporated areas of the county. 

District Attorney Hal Kittrell requested no additional funding for upcoming fiscal year 2022-2023.

Paving in the county will begin this week on Mt. Olive Road and move to county roads toward Mt. Zion and Whitesand Church Roads.

The board approved to recess until Tuesday morning when a public meeting was held regarding real and personal property assessment rolls for 2022.

In other news, the board approved the following without opposition before recessing:

Approved minutes.

Approved payment to Chancery Clerk for recording documents.

Approved re-appointment of commissioner for MS Regional Housing Authority.

Approved advertising for cold mix for the remaining of the year.

Approved employee action forms for Districts 2, 3, and 5.

Approved reimbursement to employee in District 3.

Approved payment of invoice without a purchase order for District 3.

Approved overage on purchase order for District 2 and District 4.

Approved deleting from Asset 2227 computer system in tax assessor’s office.

Approved claims.

There was no objection to the tax rolls Tuesday morning and the meeting was adjourned.