Bridges re-appointed to JDCH board of directors

Published 10:11 am Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors met for the first meeting of the month Monday morning at the board room in Prentiss.

After prayer by Rev. Jessie Holloway, the agenda was approved.

Mississippi State Extension Agent Thomas Brewer informed the board that the riding arena is going to be rented by an individual for a horse show.

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Kimberly Bigs, founder of Prison to Purpose Mississippi discussed her program with the board.

Prison to Purpose is a nonprofit focused on retraining the minds of individuals impacted by the justice system and providing them the tools to realize their purpose including education, mentorship and job placement.

Jefferson Davis County Election Commission Chairperson Linda Speights informed the board of Senate Bill 2353 which aims to increase the compensation of poll workers.

The board approved the re-appointment of Janice Bridges as the District 1 Jefferson Davis Community Hospital board member.

After a discussion of damages noted at the Red House Voting Precinct, the board voted to make the necessary repairs.

County Engineer Les Dungan and Board Attorney Wes Daughdrill gave their reports.

In other board news, the board approved the following without opposition before the meeting was adjourned:

• Approved minutes.

• Approved CPA firm proposal for FY22 audit.

• Approved board president signing change order #3 for justice complex.

• Approved board president signing proxy to the Mississippi Public Entity Workers’ Compensation Trust.

• Approved board president signing contract of employment with Youth Court for processing Child Protective Service investigative reports for three months.

• Approved re-appointment of members to the Board of Trustees of the JDC Economic Development District.

• Approved renewal of lease of the skating rink building.

• Approved renewal of lease with Five County Child Development building with reduced rent.

• Approved renewal of agreement for collections with Southern Financial Systems for Justice Court.

• Approved spreading into the minutes the annual 2023 SLFRF Compliance Report.

• Approved hiring of elevator inspector.

• Approved payment of broken glass door by a bush hog at a residence in District 4.

• Approved Employee Action Form for District 2.

• Approved employees attending meetings and conventions.

• Approved deleting from inventory Asset #472-2125 Konica copier from law library.

• Approved credit card charge.

• Approved payment of invoices for Sam Graham Road project.

• Approved claims.