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Supervisors, aldermen 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. and 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.  

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

The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors begins the week with their regular meeting Monday morning at 9 a.m. at the County Administration Building in Hernando. 

Part of the discussion will center on erosion issues on Holly Springs Road. Results of the Pets’sember pet adoption will be presented by Animal Services Director Monica Mock.

County Administrator Vanessa Lynchard will bring up for discussion the possible county participation in the Mid-South Compact, also known at the Tri-State Compact Agency. It is an effort to provide consolidation for project funding requests by area governmental bodies in the tri-state/Mid-South area of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite earlier brought the issue up earlier before his Board of Aldermen. 

Lynchard will also update supervisors on the situation with COVID-19 in DeSoto County.  

Community Resource Director Christie Barclay will update the board of trio of items, including the ribbon-cutting event for the McIngvale I-269 interchange and the McIngvale Extension roadway. 

The complete agenda is found on the official DeSoto County website.  

Tuesday’s Southaven Board of Aldermen meeting will have the swearing-in of the Mayor’s Youth Council members for the school year.  

The planning agenda will have a request for West End District incentives by Patrice Williams for a business at 9175 Millbranch Road and two applications by Panda Express for a lot revision on the west side of Southcrest Parkway south of Goodman Road and a design review for a new quick service restaurant.  

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

In Hernando, the board will continue a discussion for street repair and overlays. It will vote on approving a city purchase policy and on a two-year lease agreement with the DeSoto County Literacy Council for use of the Gale Center at a lease payment of $600 a month, starting Nov. 1.

Bid awards for the Motor Scooter Drive/Old Highway 51 project will be awarded after a determination of going with asphalt of concrete for the project.  

One item not on the agenda will be consideration of parks department personnel, which reportedly was to be on the agenda. It was taken off with Friday’s firing of Parks Director Dewayne Williams in a special meeting quickly requested by two of the aldermen late Thursday night.  

Hernando aldermen will also consider approval of Oct. 7 as Hernando Rotary Day. 

The agenda may be found on the City of Hernando official website.  

The Olive Branch Board of Aldermen Tuesday evening will also discuss participation in the Tri-State Compact Agency and will consider amendments to the Use and Operation of City park facilities. 

Mayor Ken Adams is presenting monthly awards to employees and police officer Dalton Todd is being recognized for August and accounts payable clerk Polly Massie is being recognized for her work in September.  

Olive Branch aldermen also have several personnel items to discuss in executive session, including the planning, gas maintenance, gas billing, police, airport, water maintenance, and IS departments. 

You may find the Olive Branch Board of Aldermen agenda on the official city website.  

Horn Lake Mayor Allen Latimer is to make proclamations for Fire Awareness Week and Arbor Foundation Plant a Tree Week during the city’s Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday evening. 

Further discussion on a city fireworks ordinance and Fireworks Roundtable meeting is on the agenda, and some discussion involving Pepper Chase Drive is also scheduled for the board meeting. 

The Horn Lake board agenda is found on the City of Horn Lake official website.  

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