protests R.E.S. increase
County supervisors heard their first boardroom objection
to a $3 a month rate increase for household garbage
collection recommended by R.E.S.
Grady, who appeared before the board by personal request,
said Monday the proposed hike in garbage collection fees
from $9.75 to $12.75 a month is too much. Grady argued
that the price of diesel used to fuel the garbage trucks
has not gone up enough to justify a $3 rate hike.
Eddie Dixon told Grady no action has been taken by the
board on the request from R.E.S.
(Charles Braddock, R.E.S. president) can ask for a lot of
things, said Dixon. That does not mean he is
going to get it.
took care of numerous items of business before going into
a long executive session to discuss potential litigation.
a permit request from Bell South to bore under
county roads to extend telephone cable to new
homes in Coldwater Farms subdivision.
a program to grade, drain and apply soil cement
base and overlay to 1.5 miles of Strickland Road.
State Aid has to approve the program on
Strickland Road, said county engineer Larry
Britt. Once it is programmed the segment of road
will be ready to overlay by January 2007, he
an update on Tyson Road bridge, a one-lane bridge
on a dead-end section of the road. Larry Hall,
county road manager, said the bridge (which is
not on the state bridge inventory list by
oversight) is already being replaced with a steel
beam bridge that can accommodate two-way traffic.
reported that he is trying to get an estimate of
how much money the state aid program has
available for work in Marshall County this
a complaint from Terry Robbins about drivers of
18-wheelers living in his subdivision. Robbins
alleged that truckers are hauling loads above the
weight limit for John Cris Road and are damaging
supervisor Keith Taylor begged to differ with
Robbins saying the road in question has been
repaired and he and two other county officials
inspected the road last week. He told Robbins he
has spoken with other homeowners in the
subdivision and none of them has complaints about
trucks being driven in and out of the
said the board of supervisors would address the
condition of Jon Cris Road if they believed there
is a problem with excessive road wear from heavy
a public hearing in early September for several
amendments to the countys zoning
a complaint to zoning about a landowner who had
stuff stored on the back of his property after
zoning director Conway Moore argued that the
stuff was not visible from adjoining properties.
said the complaint might have some merit under
litter ordinances but she stopped short of asking
the board for action.
got some stuff, she said to supervisors.
attorney Tacey Clark Clayton said she would
review the litter ordinance.
George Zinn III argued that the board should be
fair since it has forced some people to clean up
naming a private road in a privately developed
an updated county road map and county road
a DeSoto and a Tunica County judge to fill in for
County Attorney Fred M. Belk Jr. while he is on
medical absence from the bench.
totalling $41,504 on the mid-month claims docket.
a board order extending the walking trail grant
completion date to December 31 in order that new
picnic tables, benches and playground equipment
can be ordered and installed at community
a resolution in support of Secretary of State
Eric Clarks election machine purchasing
a report from Hall that Holly Springs mayor
Andre DeBerry has agreed to put a request
from Marshall County 911 before the Board of
a report from tax assessor Ronnie Johnson. He
told the board an Attorney Generals opinion
that he requested. Mississippi tax assessors must
treat mobile homes as real property as long as
they are certified to the land the same day the
owner picks up a mobile home registration tag.
Property taxes on the mobile home certified to
the land will now be handled exactly like new
property taxes for 2006 will not be due until February 1,
2007, for either a mobile home certified to the land this
year or a new house built in this year.
mobile homes could not be treated as real property and
taxes were levied pro rata starting with the year of
purchase, Johnson said.
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