Sardis holds special meeting to deal with various issues

Published 1:41 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019

By Myra Bean

The Town of Sardis Mayor and Board of Alderman held a special called board meeting Thursday, Dec. 20 and had an agenda of 10 items. The board set its next the monthly board meeting for Monday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m.

Aldermen voted to open a separate bank account for the $250,000 the town is receiving  as part of the BP Oil settlement approved by the Mississippi Legislature earlier this year.

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There was an invoice received from Panola County Solid Waste that board attorney Tommy Shuler said he and city clerk Jeanne Davis have discussed and believe the bill was sent with the wrong amount because the county got wrong information about the number of cans Sardis is reporting.

Alderman-at-large Michael Price made a motion that any parade held on the city streets of Sardis that is to have an honoree, including the grand marshall, must be approved by the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen prior to the event. It passed unanimously.

Price also moved that any before any donation of any item that is considered a fixed asset by a department or agency receiving funding from the City can be accepted from any individual, prior approval must be obtained from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. It also passed unanimously.

Lindal’s Electronics building was discussed as the awning is torn and hanging down. The wind is whipping it back and forth, the board was told, and is considered a health hazard. The board gave permission that building inspector John McCollum can be called anytime that a dangerous situation is observed.

The sidewalk in front of Lindal’s has been roped off and the owners are still doing walk-in business. McCollum will be called to do an inspection the board agreed.

The board went into executive session to discuss a personnel issue. No votes were reported from the executive session.