County boards to meet this week

DeSoto County governmental bodies meet this week. The County Board of Supervisors are called into session Monday morning at 9 a.m. City boards of aldermen in Southaven, Horn Lake, and Hernando begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. The Olive Branch board starts their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m, also on Tuesday.  

Here is a capsule look at each meeting and links to view each available agenda.  

DeSoto County supervisors will hear remarks from Pam McKelvy Hamner about redistricting as it starts its meeting at 9 a.m. Monday morning. The board will then hear an update on COVID-19 in the county from EMS Director Mark Davis and vote on the determination to continue the county’s emergency declaration because of the virus. There will also be an update on booster shot availability from Community Resource Director Christie Barclay.

Southaven aldermen will vote on an extension of a COVID-19 leave policy, a resolution on food trucks using city property, and resolutions to appoint Ashley Ford and Nicole Hilario as depsuty city clerks.

Olive Branch board members will consider a resolution regarding city beautification and litter control, a proposal on creation of a Leisure and Recreation Department, and consideration of approval of the Polk Lane extension agreement. Several planning and zoning items are also on the agenda.

Hernando aldermen will have discussion on a noise ordinance, will hear from Kathy Chatham with the Celebration of the Arts Committee on the beautification of the city, and vote to apply for a $50,000 T-Mobile Hometown Grant to refresh and beautify downtown.

Horn Lake’s board of aldermen agenda had not been posted on its website as of Sunday afternoon. 

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