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Warren County Board of Supervisors Meeting – August 15, 2011




  • Jimmy Gouras Urban Planning Consultants  – $3,381.25
  • ABMB Engineers – $25,373.48
  • Lampkin Construction Company – $9,662.21
  • Cash requests for the total amount were approved and were applied to both the previous and current fiscal years. The issuance of checks, upon the receipt of funds from the Mississippi Development Authority for the Community Development Block Grant for the “Katrina Disaster Relief Project,” commonly known as the Haining Road Bridge  Project, was approved for the following entities:
    • ABMB Engineers  – $12,671.04
    • Key, LLC – $82,311.70
    Cash requests for the total amount were approved and were applied to both the previous and current fiscal years. The issuance of a check to Blackburn Motor Company in the amount $1,089.93 to satisfy the county’s deductible to Traveler’s Insurance Company for a claim involving the Road Department. A court order from Honorable Vicki Roach Barnes was approved to promote E. Brooke Wilson from Law Clerk II to Law Clerk III effective November 1, 2011. The logic and accuracy testing of the voting machines to be used in the Republican and Democratic Primary Run-off election was approved.  The testing will occur beginning Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 8:00 am and will continue each weekday until 5:00 pm until the testing is deemed complete. A lease agreement with Immanuel Baptist Church was approved.  The church will serve as the voting location for the “Jett” Precinct, due to air conditioning problems with the previous location.  Supervisor Charles Selmon voted against the approval.  He cited the lack of time to inform the public as the reason for the “nay” vote. The Board approved advertising the change in venue for Jett Precinct voteing to the public. The Board approved a $100 full page ad for the Porters Chapel Academy Sports Program. A public hearing date was set and approved for the Warren County Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.  The date of the public hearing will be Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9:00 am. Chancery Clerk Dot McGee discussed four additional agenda items. The Board approved the Vicksburg Bridge Commission claims docket for July, 2011. The minutes of the Vicksburg Bridge Commission meeting on July 13, 2011 were approved. Monday, September 5, 2011 was acknowledged as Labor Day. A resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Vicksburg Warren School District for the Warren County Board of Supervisors to provide ad valorem collections which total $26,144,746.00 to the 2011-2012 school year. James Sherard, the Board Attorney, discussed three agenda items, two of which involved flood recovery. The Board adopted a continuation of the Joint Declaration of Local Emergency, a declaration co-signed by the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The Board set and approved a deadline of September 30, 2011 as the deadline for the pickup of any and all flood debris cleaned by residents in the affected areas. The Board adopted  final orders granting ad valorem tax exemptions to the following entities:
    • Cooper Lighting – $643,602.41
    • Foam Packaging – $527,000
    • Polyvulc USA, Inc. – $327,350
    • Falco Chemical, Inc. – $341,600
    The Board approved to appoint Betty Bullard to the Board of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for a four-year term.  The appointment is retroactive to August 6, 2011 to bring the date in line with the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s joint appointment of Ms. Bullard to the position. Board President Richard George introduced a request from the school board that the County make the necessary and appropriate repairs to 65 Pinehaven Lane.  It was unclear what repairs needed to be made at the time, but the Board approved the request unanimously. The Board approved the reappointment of two ladies to the Aging Advisory Committee. The Board will reconvene to discuss additional business on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 9:00 am.]]]]> ]]>

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