Board abandons road after public hearing

Published 10:55 am Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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

After prayer by JDC Circuit Clerk Clint Langley, the meeting was called to order and a public hearing was held regarding the abandonment of Floyd Jones Road. Floyd Jones Road is in District 2 off Highway 42 in the Carson community.

No one from the public was present to oppose of the abandonment, so the road has been officially vacated by the county.

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Circuit clerk Clint Langley requested yearly approval of payment of PERS circuit clerk portion. He also made a plea to the board for more office space. With the November election coming up, Langley is concerned about the amount of absentee voters that will visit his office and the lack of space for them to vote. There is also concern regarding the safety of the front workers.

The board is currently working on a plan to provide the office with more space to adequately handle business. 

Dr. James Smith gave an update of the HOME Program and distributed a list of the individuals in the county that have been awarded a new home through the grant.

Sherman Mason Road in District 3 will remain open and a public county road.  There was a discussion at the previous board meeting regarding access to the road and a request had been made by a partial landowner to have the road abandoned.

County engineer Les Dungan, accountant Cathy Slocum and attorney Wes Daughdrill gave monthly reports.

In other business, the board approved the following without opposition before entering into executive session regarding a personnel matter and adjourning:

• Approved minutes.

• Approved public records request from American Transparency.

• Approved re-appointment of David Bayles to Pine Belt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority Board

• Approved school bus turnarounds in District 2 at 347 Bass Burkett Road and 273 Choctaw Road.

• Approved spreading into the Minutes Constable Davis Financial Report.

• Approved obtaining quotes for a bucket truck and/or grabble truck, countywide.

• Approved obtaining quotes for lighted sign and lights for flags for new detention center.

• Approved spreading into the minutes Employee Action Forms for the Sheriff’s Department and District 4.

• Approved officials and employees attending conventions and meetings.

• Approved payment of invoices to: MASIT for $4,515.30 and $2,210.00 for insurance claims deductible an

• $326,708.29 for property coverage; Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District for $9,446.44 for Senior Citizen Social Services and to Dungan Engineering for countywide paving District 2 – $4,102.00,

• District 3 – $4,512.33, District 4 – $2,899.45 and District 5 – $4,353.62.

• Approved credit card report and payment of the same.

• Approved closing all county offices on April 10 for severe weather.

• Approved nomination of Jerry Gholar to the MASIT Board of Trustees.

• Approved claims.