Desoto County News

Supervisors, aldermen to meet on Tuesday

The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors and the city Boards of Aldermen all meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Board of Supervisors moves its normal Monday morning meeting to Tuesday due to the Martin Luther King Jr./Robert E Lee Day holiday. City Boards of Aldermen meet normally on the first and third Tuesdays each Monday.  

The county Board of Supervisors gavel into session at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. A proclamation in memory of the late District Attorney John Champion will be made. A courthouse renovation update is expected to be made among several items that are on the agenda.  

The Southaven Board of Aldermen meets at City Hall Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Items to be considered include a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Transportation Commission concerning automated license plate readers, authorization to seek a request for proposals for sanitation and recycling services, and a planning agenda item for a conditional use permit ordinance concerning hotels.  

The Olive Branch Board of Aldermen will gather at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Court Building. New business items include approval of Neel-Schaffer for engineering services related to the extension of an upgraded gravity sewer line north of Lick Creek and a professional services contract with HDR Engineering regarding the replacement of 17 FEMA emergency notification devices.  Several planning commission items are on the agenda. The board will also recognize retiring chairman of the city’s Board of Zoning Adjustment Jason Bowlan.  

The Horn Lake Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall with the only new business item to consider will be adoption of an ordinance increasing water and sewer rates in the city.  

Hernando Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall to hear a presentation from Nick Schorr from Government Consultants to discuss the use of bond issues as a possible funding source for capital improvement projects. Aldermen will vote on a change order for the Holly Springs Water Line Improvement Project and six planning commission items.  

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