Desoto County News

Aldermen to meet Tuesday night

DeSoto County city governments will be meeting in regular session Tuesday night, the last regularly scheduled meetings before new boards and mayors take office on July 1 following the June 8 general elections.

In Hernando, Tuesday’s meeting will be the last regular meeting for Mayor Tom Ferguson, defeated in the April by incoming Mayor Chip Johnson. It is also the last scheduled meeting for Ward 3 Alderman Gary Higdon, Ward 4 Alderman and state Sen. Michael McClendon, Ward 5 Alderwoman Cathy Brooks, and Ward 6 Alderman Jeff Hobbs. A number of pay raise and hiring items will be on the agenda. Four zoning items are also on the docket. You can read the Hernando board agenda on the city’s website.

The Olive Board Board of Aldermen meet for the final regularly scheduled meeting under outgoing Mayor Scott Phillips, who chose early on not to run for re-election. Much of the agenda will be addressing planning and zoning items. You can download the board agenda on the Olive Branch city website.

In Horn Lake, Tuesday’s meeting is the last scheduled meeting for aldermen Charlie Roberts, John E. Jones and Donnie “Chigger” White. Roberts and Jones lost their bid for re-election in the primary and White challenged but lost to Mayor Allen Latimer, also in the primary. A street striping contract award is on the agenda and renewal of the contract for the city’s municipal attorney is on the agenda, which you can read on the Horn Lake city website.

Tuesday is the last meeting for Southaven Alderman-At-Large William Brooks, who chose not to run for re-election. The Southaven board agenda for Tuesday will have a memorandum of understanding with the DeSoto County Convention and Visitors Bureau to consider, application of RAISE grant funding, and a contract with Neel-Schaefer for stormwater managerment to consider. Go to the official city website for the board agenda and meeting packet.

Meetings begin at 6 p.m. in Hernando, Horn Lake and Southaven, 6:30 p.m. in Olive Branch.

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