Supervisors, aldermen agendas released

DeSoto County governmental bodies have released their agendas for the regularly scheduled meetings of the coming week. The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, March 20 at 9 a.m. The city Boards of Aldermen will meet on Tuesday evening, March 21 at 6 p.m., with the exception of Olive Branch, which gavels into session at 6:30 p.m.  

DeSoto County Board of Supervisors

Items under new business include discussion of updates to the Horn Lake library building, Coroner Office needs, and a Tax Equity Study. 

Horn Lake Board of Aldermen

After approving a zoning ordinance for the placement of medical cannabis dispensaries at the last meeting, aldermen are expected to officially opt into the state Medical Cannabis Act at the meeting of Tuesday, March 21.  Board members will also discuss the proposal for a new animal shelter.  

Southaven Board of Aldermen

Board members will vote on seeking bids for a Police Department fencing project, an award of bids for city neighborhood parks improvements, and memos of understanding with the Horn Lake Drainage District, and between the Southaven Fire Department and the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security Task Force.  

Hernando Board of Aldermen

Items on the agenda include an update from Public Works on the City Paving Plan progress, approval to accept the lowest/best bid of $202,550.00 from American Services, LLC for the Dogwood Hollow and Trapper Drive Asphalt Paving Project, and a public hearing for a proposed City Wards Redistricting Plan for the City of Hernando.

Olive Branch Board of Aldermen

Olive Branch aldermen will vote on issuing general obligation bonds worth $8 million for projects including land purchase for parks, playgrounds, building construction, and improvements. Firefighting equipment purchase is also listed as among the purposes of the money. City officials have talked about additions in the annexed areas of the city.  

Bob Bakken

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