Desoto County News

Aldermen meeting highlights  

DeSoto County city boards of aldermen met in regular session Tuesday night. Here’s some of the actions that board members took at their respective meetings:  

IN SOUTHAVEN… aldermen passed a resolution setting the ward boundaries and polling places in redistricting city elections, wards that will be in effect for the 2025 municipal elections. Boundaries and polling places remain the same for the most part with few changes…aldermen approved rates for EMS services…passed a resolution acknowledging  July 5 as a holiday in accordance with the state declared holiday after July 4.

HERNANDO ALDERMEN…also passed a resolution making Friday, July 5 a holiday reflecting the governor’s proclamation…passed approvals to advertise for the downtown sanitary sewer rehabilitation project to be paid for with ARPA funds…passed an amendment revision to the Delta Landing project’s preliminary plan for the Delta Landing PUD development…passed a final plat for the Byhalia Road Office Plaza, an area reckoned as Office and located on the west side of Byhalia Road and south of Green T Road West, with the addition of a 25-foot easement for drainage and utilities.  

AT HORN LAKE…aldermen voted against a request for speed bumps on a street in Ward 1 where there has been complaints of fast-moving vehicles traveling the area…approved a request to reappoint City Attorney Billy Campbell and approve renewal of his contract for services…approved a contract with Wilco Services LLC, for $374,500 in the construction of an ADA Inclusive Playground at Latimer Lakes Park. The Lions Club is providing $129,000 for the playground’s construction.  

OLIVE BRANCH BOARD MEMBERS…recognized Joseph Tate for his accomplishments as a Special Olympian at the Mississippi Special Olympics held in Biloxi…recognized Pam Simpson as state Building Inspector of the year…consent agenda items passed included accepting a donation of a Kevlar K-9 vest from the nonprofit Keeping K-9s in Kevlar, designated for K-9 office Baka in the police department…and authorized the city to advertise for and seek proposals for a license plate reader system.