Thursday, June 19, 2008
Humane Society to reopen clinic
By SUE WATSON
Marshall County Humane Society representatives George Khars and Carmen Marlin thanked the board of supervisors last week for quick work on getting the new spay/neuter clinic building in Byhalia ready.
The society is now accepting appointments for its opening day July 7, Marlin said. The clinic space on Highway 178 East, provided by the board of supervisors, was closed several months ago due to deterioration of the building.
Stacey Norman, Emergency 911 director, approached the board of supervisors regarding the naming of Grace Road off 7 North.
“I sat down with two residents who have an egress and they want to keep it as Tara Road,” she said.
She said the residents had expenses related to the use of their addresses for business purposes and wanted to keep the Tara Road address for that reason.
“If they need an ambulance, they can’t get one because they have two addresses,” Norman said. “I explained the (address) numbers are not right and if more houses are built, they will not keep the name of the road.”
Norman asked supervisors could a sign be put up at Tara Road saying it is Tara Road.
Supervisors discussed the situation and suggested to keep the name Tara Road, instead of Grace Road, then name the egress Tara Oaks. Supervisor Eddie Dixon motioned to name the new part of the road Tara Oaks, and the motion passed unanimously.
Norman then requested travel for an employee to attend Emergency Medical Dispatch school this summer. The board approved the request.
The board then heard from Bill Renick, executive director of the Industrial Development Authority.
The Airport Authority voted to eliminate the airport advisory committee, he said, because of a new ethics law passed by the Mississippi Legislature that goes into effect July 1.
The law requires each member of the advisory committee to disclose business information which would virtually eliminate eligibility for most members of the present advisory committee, Renick said.
“So, most of the advisory board would not be allowed to serve,” he said. “You would have to find people who do not have a conflict with this new law, especially ones who showed up regularly for meetings would not be able to serve.”
Renick said the airport board of directors recently completed a five-year plan so the advisory committee would not be needed.
The airport board of directors is chaired by Bill York. Other members are Al Beck, Dot Childress, and Del Stover.
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