April 15, 2011 Minutes
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STATE OF MISSISSIPPI                                                            COUNTY OF LOWNDES                                                       

April 15, 2011                                                                                MINUTE BOOK #_____ 

           BE IT REMEMBERED that a regular meeting of The Board of

Supervisors of Lowndes County, Mississippi, was held at The Lowndes

County Courthouse, Columbus, Mississippi, Friday, the 15th day of

April, 2011, commencing at 9:00 A.M.

PRESENT:

Harry Sanders                  Supervisor, District 1, Board President

Frank Ferguson                Supervisor, District 2, Board Vice-President

John Holliman                 Supervisor, District 3

Jeff Smith                          Supervisor, District 4

Leroy Brooks                    Supervisor, District 5

Tim Hudson, Esq.             Board Attorney

Lisa Younger Neese          Chancery Clerk

C.B. (Butch) Howard        Sheriff

Ralph Billingsley               Administrator, Lowndes County

  

County Staff Members

Members of News Media

County Citizens

The following proceedings were had:

                             

                                      CALL TO ORDER/INVOCATION

          - Call to order, Harry Sanders, Board President

          - Presiding, Harry Sanders, Board President

           - Invocation, Jeff Smith, Supervisor, District 4

                                                     I

                                       BOARD AGENDA

    Reference:  Amendments to Agenda

           - Motion by Supervisor Ferguson to adopt agenda as amended           

         - - Second by Supervisor Holliman    

              - - - Vote  5-0

       

(Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein)

        II

                                               BOARD MINUTES

    Board Minutes for April 4, 2011, presented by Chancery Clerk for

    Board consideration

  

- Motion by Supervisor Holliman to approve April 4, 2011,

  Minutes of Board of Supervisors’ Meetings 

               - - Second by Supervisor Smith

                    - - - Vote 5-0    

                                                             III

                                              DAVIS BASINGER

                                          Chief Financial Officer 

      A.  Reference:  Claims Docket – Period Ending April 15, 2011

  - Motion by Supervisor Smith to approve and spread upon  

    Minutes of Board Claims Docket for period ending April   

    15, 2011     

               - - Second by Supervisor Holliman    

                     - - - Vote 5-0 

  (Exhibit B attached hereto and incorporated herein)    

     B.  Reference:  Financial Statements – March, 2011

           - Motion by Supervisor Holliman to approve and spread upon  

             Minutes of Board financial statements for period ending  

             March, 2011     

             - - Second by Supervisor Ferguson   

                  - - - Vote 5-0 

 (Exhibit C attached hereto and incorporated herein)  

 

 C.  Reference:    Sheriff’s Department State Inmate/Parole

                               Violators Report – February, 2011

                                                

            - Motion by Supervisor Holliman to ratify and spread upon  

     Minutes of Board February, 2011, daily meal log and medical 

     expense report re: State inmates and parole violators

     incarcerated at Lowndes County Adult Detention Facility the

     month of February, 2010

     - - Second by Supervisor Brooks    

                   - - - Vote 5-0

 (Exhibit D attached hereto and incorporated herein)

                                                         IV

                                        GREG MERCHANT

                                              County Coroner

     Reference:  Grant - Mississippi State Department of Health

         

            - Motion by Supervisor Holliman to accept grant from Mississippi

              Department of Health for radio equipment and authorize Board

              signatories of grant agreement

              - - Second by Supervisor Smith   

                  - - - Vote 5-0 

        

 (Exhibit E attached hereto and incorporated herein)

   

                                                             V

                                           SALLIE SWANIGAN        

                                                     Citizen

     Reference: Tax Exemption – All The Way Jesus Ministries Half-Way House 

            - Motion by Supervisor Brooks to table request for property tax

              exemption on non-profit half-way house (building and land) pending

              attorney review re: legality of tax exemption if facility not in use 

              - - Second by Supervisor Smith   

                   - - - Vote 5-0 

         

                                                            VI

                                           TERRY THOMPSON

                                             Purchasing Clerk

Reference:  Advertisement for Bids – Computer Up-Grade – Administration Offices

   - Motion by Supervisor Brooks to advertise for bid the upgrade

     of Administration Offices’ IBM Series 250 Server

      - - Second by Supervisor Smith    

           - - - Vote 5-0    

 (Exhibit F attached hereto and incorporated herein)

                                                             VII

                                         GREG ANDREWS

                                          Tax Assessor/Collector

                 

      Reference:  PACCAR – Free Port Warehouse 

                                       

            - Motion by Supervisor Brooks to ratify and spread upon Minutes

              of Board PACCAR Engine Company Warehouse’s eligibility to

              operate as free port warehouse and that same is in compliance

              with all governing authorities

               - - Second by Supervisor Ferguson

           - - - Vote 5-0 

 

 (Exhibit G attached hereto and incorporated herein)

 

                                                       VIII

                                          LISA YOUNGER NEESE

                                              Chancery Clerk

Reference:  Civil/Criminal Justice Court Reports – March, 2011

 

- Motion by Supervisor Holliman to approve and spread upon  

  Minutes of Board Lowndes County Justice Court civil and 

  criminal collection reports for March, 2011, in amounts of

  $21,987.34 and $84,787.55 respectively                

              - - Second by Supervisor Smith   

                   - - - Vote 5-0  

(Exhibit H attached hereto and incorporated herein)

                                                             IX

                                      C.B. ‘BUTCH’ HOWARD

                                                        Sheriff

A.   Reference:  Adult Detention Center Inmate Meal Log – March, 2011

                          

   

 - Motion by Supervisor Brooks to approve and spread upon

   Minutes of Board March, 2011, inmate daily meal log for

   Lowndes County Adult Detention Facility

     - - Second by Supervisor Smith   

                   - - - Vote 5-0 

 (Exhibit I attached hereto and incorporated herein)

    

B.   Reference:  Budget Amendment – Hospital Prisoner Security

 - Motion by Supervisor Brooks to amend Adult Detention

   Facility budget by $1,264.25 for guarding of prisoner who was

   hospitalized at Baptist Memorial Hospital

   (North Atlantic Security, payee) 

    - - Second by Supervisor Ferguson   

                   - - - Vote 5-0 

 (Exhibit J attached hereto and incorporated herein)

    

                                                        X

                                             RALPH BILLINGSLY

                                             County Administrator

      A.  Reference:  Announcement – At-Large Appointment/CCVB

            Applications will be taken for 15 day period for at-large appointment

            to the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau Board

     B.   Reference:  Memorandum of Understanding – MS State Dept of Health

                                                          

            -  Motion by Supervisor Brooks to approve Memorandum of

               Understanding with Mississippi State Department of Health

               whereby County will be reimbursed cost of generator and

               medical record shelving units at County Health Department

               - - Second by Supervisor Smith

                     - - - Vote 5-0 

(Exhibit K attached hereto and incorporated herein)

   C.  Reference:  CAP Loan – Justice Court Building

   -  Motion by Supervisor Ferguson to proceed with 1 million CAP

       loan for construction of new Justice Court building

  - - Second by Supervisor Holliman

         - - - Vote 5-0 

   D.  Reference:  Robinson Road Closure

         -  Upon recommendation of MDOT, Motion by Supervisor Brooks

              to temporarily close intersection of Robinson Road and Highway

              45 South due to safety hazard

               - - Second by Supervisor Ferguson

                     - - - Vote 5-0 

(Exhibit L attached hereto and incorporated herein)

    E.  Reference:  Resolution – Section 42 Litigation

          -  Motion by Supervisor Sanders to adopt Resolution authorizing

             Lowndes County to be named as party-plaintiff in lawsuit against

             Mississippi Department of Revenue for relief from MDOR’s

             implementation of Senate Bill 3100 prescribing appraisal method

             for Section 42 property in State 

             - - Second by Supervisor Brooks 

                   - - - Vote 5-0 

(Exhibit M attached hereto and incorporated herein)

    F.  Reference:  Landscaping – Administration/Tax Office Building

          -  Motion by Supervisor Brooks to approve landscape plan for

             Administration/Tax Office building, not to exceed $2,250

             - - Second by Supervisor Ferguson 

                   - - - Vote 5-0 

    G.  Reference:  MEMA Award – Lowndes County EMA

          -  Motion by Supervisor Ferguson to accept funding award ($1,600)

             for purchase of desktop computer to improve Emergency Operations

             Center and enhance response capabilities

             - - Second by Supervisor Brooks 

                  - - - Vote 5-0 

(Exhibit N attached hereto and incorporated herein)

                                                            XI

                                                  LEROY BROOKS         

                                              Supervisor, District 5

   

    Reference:  Pauper Burial Request

           - Motion by Supervisor Brooks to authorize digging of grave site

             for Spencer Cotton based upon finding deceased is pauper and

             County is authorized to expend up to $500 for burial

             - - Second by Supervisor Smith

                  - - - Vote 5-0

           

                                                          XII

                                                ADJOURNMENT

            - Motion by Supervisor Sanders to adjourn Board of Supervisors’

             meeting until May 2, 2011, 9:00 A.M.

               - - Second by Supervisor Holliman

                    - - - Vote 5-0

             

 

         (WHEREUPON, the Board of Supervisors adjourned at 9:38 A.M.,  

           April 15, 2011)