Como has routine board meeting

Published 10:37 am Monday, November 19, 2018

By  Myra Bean

The economy is looking up for the Town of Como as another small business appeared before the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at its monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Michael White received approval to apply for a privilege permit to open a used car lot at 108 Hwy. 51N, Como. He will also lease small equipment. Board members said they wanted the Highway 51 area to be kept nice and White said he will gravel the lot and put a fence around it.

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R.B. Armstrong received permission to serve food for his catering business out of his food truck until the renovations on his store are complete. R.B.’s was gutted by a fire last month. He said the renovations are halfway complete. Renovations should be completed sometime in December.

Other positive news from Como is Sledge and Becky Floyd approached the board about building a home on the vacant lot at 209 Pointer St., Como. The board approved and Mrs. Floyd said, “Thank you for letting me get a new house.”

The home will be a two-story structure with 2,800 square feet.

Community Events

Dorothy Wilbourn was recognized by the board with a Citizenship Award. She has been a citizen of Como for 69 years.

Cammie Armstrong received permission to start working on a Trunk-or-Treat event for next year for the Town of Como.

First Regional Library’s Barbara Evans introduced new Como Librarian Amy Henderson to the board. She said open house will be Thursday, Nov. 29 from 12 to 1 p.m.


Board Attorney Ravonda Griffin said there is a MML Attorney Conference in January but she has a conflict and cannot attend. She asked the board to pay her $25 yearly dues.

The Como Christmas parade is Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Lineup is at 5 p.m.

The claim docket was approved, 4-1, for $43,692.50. Alderman Melvin Crockett opposed because $13,000 for Como Day was way too much for a one-day party, he said. The other aldermen or the mayor spoke about the matter and didn’t offer any explanation about what the money was spent for.

Northwest Miss. Community College public speaking students were in attendance and were acknowledged by Mayor Everett Hill.

The board went into executive session to discuss hiring police officers. City Clerk Alice Houston said two part-time police officers were hired.