Sardis town board sets clean-ups for several properties, allows extensions

By Ike House

The Town of Sardis held its monthly board meeting Tuesday, first approving the minutes from the May 8 and May 30 meetings, and approving the claims docket.

Board member voted to have properties at 110A Percyville St. (owned by C.J. Tax Sale) and the corner lot of Magnolia and Fredrick Sts. (Charles Williams). An extension was approved for Claudine Standard on 510 Magnolia giving her 30 days to get the property cleaned.

The lot on 307 Magnolia of Irma Wilson had been cleaned already it was reported to aldermen.

Two more extensions were given to the Sardis Garden Apartments on the back of the property and Frances Moore of 509 Magnolia St.  The lot on 500 Lena had already cleaned while the Edward Lee Scruggs Estate was approved for the city to clean it.

There was a discussion about a first annual Highway 315 yard sale around the beginning of August. The action that needed to be approved was the ordinance that allows someone else to have a sale in another person’s yard.

The board had a problem with figuring out the traffic flow and police presence for the Highway 315 sale, and will talk about it more when all of the information is known.

The board tabled the ballfield issue on Highway 51 and the partnership with E.D.U.C.A.T.E. for summer activities for the youth. They approved an adoption of personnel procedures allowing pay for sick, inclement weather, jury duty and death in the family.

The board then approved the hire of John McCallum to be a building inspector for three buildings on Main St. The contractor will be paid $150-200 per building.

Greg Davis had his contract approved with the city of Sardis. Also approved was the renewal of the city’s lockbox at First Security Bank. They also approved moving the date of the board meeting in July from the third to the tenth day.

There will also be a Juneteenth festival tomorrow on Main Street. There will be new town flags put on the light poles in Sardis for the event.

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