Desoto County News

County, city boards to meet this week

DeSoto County governmental bodies will be back in session this week. The County Board of Supervisors gathers Monday morning at 9 a.m. for the second session of the month. 

The city boards of aldermen meet Tuesday evening for their second meeting of month. The boards of Southaven, Hernando, and Horn Lake start their meetings at 6 p.m., Olive Branch aldermen begin their meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Supervisors Monday morning will hear an update from county EMS Director Mark Davis about COVID-19 in DeSoto County and supervisors will consider again extending its emergency declaration.

The board will move to the new Eudora Sports Park tennis court at 12 noon for a ribbon cutting ceremony then return to the County Administration Building for a 1 p.m. public hearing on a proposal for a utility station/solar farm near Walls. Some residents have been against the proposal of Wildflower Solar, which has applied for a conditional use permit to construct the facility.  A hearing on the plan was tabled earlier so the developers could meet with residents and answer questions. 

There will also be a report and possible reconsideration of a date for the Household Hazardous Waste Day, an annual event postponed with threatening rainfall from the remains of Hurricane Delta that day.  

The Board of Supervisors agenda is posted on the official county website.

Southaven aldermen will hear of a plan to build a business park on the east side of Airways Blvd. and north of Stateline Road. The request for rezoning from agricultural to light industrial is being made by Pamela Carson of Batesville. 

The city has identified those properties that violate codes and the board will consider action for cleanup, either within a specific time frame by the owner or by the city, who would then assess the cost back to the property owner. The listed properties are 5355 Bent Road and 2124 Kindlewood Drive.  

Aldermen also are expected to vote to seek bids for combined water and sewer revenue system bonds of more than $4.7 million to improve, repair and extend the city’s water and sewer system. 

The Southaven Board of Aldermen agenda, minutes, and meeting packet is found on the official city website.  

In Olive Branch, board members will take up the consideration of a bid received two weeks ago for an emergency medical vehicle. Aldermen will also be asked to approve a final change order with APAC-Tennessee and issue a final payment to them on the city’s Street Paving Project. Several planning commission items are on the agenda.

The complete agenda list may be downloaded from the city’s website.  

Hernando aldermen Tuesday evening will consider a plan to redistrict its city wards and will authorize the public notice placement of water and/or sewer sewer infrastructure improvement plan for the Hernando West development project. 

The Hernando board agenda is found on the official city website.  

Horn Lake had not posted the Board of Aldermen agenda to its city website as of late Sunday evening.  


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