Board of Supervisors meet to discuss routine business

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Pearl River County Board of Supervisors met Monday morning to discuss a series of topics.

County Administrator Adrian Lumpkin opened the meeting by asking for a motion to approve poll worker checks totaling $5,000 for the recent Picayune School District Board of Trustees election.

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Carley Davis, from Solace Hospice, informed the Board about the new Poplarville business and its efforts to provide hospice services to Pearl River County and surrounding areas.

“This year the state passed five new licenses for hospice and we were fortunate enough to get one of them…” said Davis.

Davis stressed the need of a local hospice services and also spoke about what hospice provides.

“It should be the patient’s choice to go wherever they want and for that reason we will be offering in-patient services here so those in need can avoid making long trips to get aid,” said Davis

Davis added that hte business’s aim is to provide patients with a better the quality of life.

Pearl River County Litter Control Officer and Animal Control Officer Danny Joe Slade addressed the Board about seven litter citations written in the past week.

“If more than two bags of garbage have been spotted anywhere through Picayune, Carriere or Nicolson, we are making it mandatory to have the bags checked before they are finally dumped,” said Slade.

He said checking the bags helps determine who may have dumped the refuse in an illegal area so the proper person can be fined.

District Two Supervisor Malcom Perry addressed the Board about changing road names in Magnolia Lake Estates and putting corrected signs on the private roads.

In other news, the Board:

– Accepted third quarter fee checks of $25,767.50 and $7,160 from Charter Communications and Waste Management respectively.

– Approved the resignation of Pearl River County Utility Authority Board Director, Dr.James C.Sones. The Board has yet to find someone to take his place.

– Approved establishing direct deposit or special payroll credit cards to address employee complaints about pay checks being misplaced.

For more on Monday’s meeting, see Wednesday’s edition of the Item.