The start of the new year means a busy day on Tuesday, Jan. 3 for DeSoto County supervisors and city aldermen, all of whom meet that day or evening. Here’s a capsule look at what is on their agendas for the first meetings of 2023.
With the start of the new year, supervisors will be reorganizing with a new board president selected. Michael Lee has been the board president for 2022 but the turn the gavel over during a vote that will be among the first items of the day. The board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 3 due to New Year’s Day being the previous Sunday.
Other agenda items for the supervisors include a memorial recognition for the late District Attorney John Champion and introduction of a new 4-H agent. Consent agenda items will include board appointments, such as board attorney, county administrator, county engineer and county road manager. A new election commissioner for District 2 is to be voted on and sworn in. Tim Snyder is expected to fill the position in the district.
The board meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 3.
One item on the Olive Branch board agenda is to consider the issuance of $8 million in general obligation public improvement bonds. According to Mayor Ken Adams, “the $8 million includes $7 million for a new fire station, $1 million for a new park and we have already committed to spend $9.5 million for water and sewer infrastructure. All of these items are for the recently annexed 18.8 square miles that was effective May 28, 2021. We are at the point of selecting a site for the fire station and park in the annexed area and have already awarded some of the water and sewer infrastructure contracts.”
Olive Branch aldermen meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Little of note on the agenda, save for approval of expenses for this year’s Mississippi Municipal League and Washington, D.C. Congressional briefing trips.
There will also be a resolution for setting utility rates.
Southaven aldermen meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
One item on the Horn Lake board agenda is a vote to provide $9,000 to the House of Grace using hotel/motel tax funds.
The Horn Lake board is gaveled into session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Hernando aldermen will be asked to advertise for bids on the Hernando McIngvale Sidewalk Project to be done with Mississippi Department of Transportation approval. Already looking ahead to 2023, the Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce has requested streets to be closed for the 2023 Water Tower Festival in September and the Christmas parade in December.
The Hernando Board of Aldermen meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.