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Page 6 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, September 25, 2014 7 i Minutes Of The Meeting 0fThe Woodville Mayor & Board Of Aldermen STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TOWN OF WOODVILLE ORDER WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen and the Mayor of the Town of Woodville met in their Regular Meeting at 5:00 o'clock P.M., Tuesday, August 5, 2014, which meet- ing was held at the Wood- ville Municipal Building located at 131 Courthouse Street; and, WHEREAS, there were present at said meeting Mayor Gary D'Aquilla, Al- derman Gene Loiton, Alder- man Earl Dean Anthony and Alderman Russell Fry with Alderman William Carter being absent; WHEREAS, said meet- ing was opened with prayer and called to order for those items on the agenda; and, WHEREAS, the minutes of the July 1, 2014, Regular Meeting were presented for approval; and, IT IS THEREFORE OR- DERED, on motion of Al- derman Lofton, seconded by Alderman Anthony and approved unanimously, that the minutes of the July 1, 2014 Regular Meeting be approved. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, each of the department heads of the Town of Woodville pre- sented oral reports to the Mayor and Board of Alder- men, namely Chief Stew- art for the Woodville Police Department, Bryant Longs on behalf of the Water De- partment, Donald Carter on behalf of the Street Dept. Nolan Thompson on behalf of the Utility Dept., Sammy Cotton for Cemetery and Fire Chief Mary Frederic. Absent was Alex Ventress for Historic Preservation Committee WHEREAS, following the recommendations of the Superintendents, on motion of Alderman Carter, second- ed by Alderman Anthony, and passed unanimously, the following reports were issued by the various de- partment heads and ap- proved, to-wit: 1. Police Department. Jessie Stewart appeared on behalf of the police de- partment. Old fine collec- tions for the month of July were presented. 2. Water. Superintendent Longs reviewed the monthly re- port with the Board of A1- .dermen. No action required. 3. Utilities. Superintendent Thomp- son advised the beard of department issues and presented the Gas System Public Awareness/Damage Prevention Notice. No ac- tion required. 4. Streets/Sewer. Superintendent Carter advised the board of depart- ment issues. No action re- quired. 5. Fire Department. Chief Frederick advised the board of department is- sues. No action required. 6. Cemetery. No action required. 7. Historic Preservation Committee. No report. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, various bills were presented to the Board of Aldermen at its August 5, 2014, Regular Meeting to be approved for payment; and, WHEREAS, the bills presented were reviewed by the Board of Aldermen. WHEREAS, Alderman LoRon made a motion to pay the docket as presented. This motion was second- ed by Alderman Fry and passed unanimously. IT IS THEREFORE OR- DERED, that all of the bills presented to the Board at its August 5, 2014, Regular Meeting, being Claim Nos. 32137 through 32350 be paid. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen desires that beth its own members and all town officers and employees be kept apprised of impor- tant developments related to their work; and, WHEREAS, there are various meetings and train- ing sessions which the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and other town officers and employees should attend for the benefit of the Town. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, on motion of Alderman Anthony, see- onded by Alderman Fry and passed unanimously, that the following be authorized to travel to attend various the Mayor are given all au- thority to execute any and all documents necessary to effectuate said application. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, Alderman Lofton moved that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Woodville enter into Executive Session pur- suant to Mississippi Code Annotated Section 25-41-7, for the purpose of discussion of personnel matters, which motion was seconded by Alderman Fry and passed unanimously; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen in closed session determined on the following vote that it was necessary that the Board of Aldermen enter into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters regarding the police depart- ment. IT IS THEREFORE OR- DERED, with Alderman Lofton voting yea, Alder- man Fry voting yea and Al- derman Anthony voting yea that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Woodville en- ter into Executive Session. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, the Alder- mee and:p as men of the Town of Wood- follows::" : ::: : e, having completed their NAME mETING DATE Tarwonna Walker, Mu- nicipal Clerk Seminar, Jackson, MS, Sept. 10-12, 2014; Mayor and Aldermen, SW MS MML Legislative Meeting, Natchez, MS, Au- gust 14, 2014; Cathy McCurley, Cy- berthefL Seminar, Vidalia, LA; July 29, 2014; Katrina Anthony & Tra- vis Sharp, Dispatcher Certi- fication, Sept 5-8, 2014. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, it has been made known that the Unit- ed States Department of Agriculture, Rural Develop- ment is making available a grant which requires an application process; and, WHEREAS, the Board Of Aldermen believe that the grant application would be in the best interest of the Town of Woodville should this grant application result in an award. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, on Motion of Alderman Fry, second by Alderman Anthony and ap- proved unanimously that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized to apply for said grant on behaff of the Town of Woodville and she and the Mayor are given all au- thority to execute any and all documents necessary to effectuate said application. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, it has been made known that the Mis- sissippi Community Green Connection is making avail- able a grant which requires an application process; and, WHEREAS, the Board Of Aldermen believe that the grant application would be in the best interest of the Town of Woodville should this grant application result in an award. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, on Motion of Alderman Fry, second by Alderman Anthony and ap- proved unanimously that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized to apply for said grant on behalf of the Town of Woodville and she and meeting in Executive Ses- sion; and, WHEREAS, the police department is in need of an additional fifll time officer and a dispatcher for employ- ment. IT IS THEREFORE OR- DERED, on motion of Al- derman Anthony, second by Alderman Fry and approved unanimously, that Karen Brown is hired as a full time, non certified officer and Travis Sharp is hired as a part time non certified dispatcher. Both are hired under a ninety (90) day pro- bationary period. IT IS THEREFORE OR- DERED, on motion of Al- derman Lofton, seconded by Alderman Anthony and passed unanimously, that the meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderman shall reopen to the public. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, it appears that various hmds and ac- counts in the budget for the Town of Woodville have sums of money re- maining unexpended and which must reach a zero (0) balance at year end; and, WHEREAS, MCA Sec- tion 21-35-25 makes a provision for revisions of municipal budgets in such cases. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, upon motion of Alderman Fry, seconded by Alderman Anthony, and passed unanimously, that the 2013-2014 budget for the Town of Woodville be amended and revised as set forth on the attached Exhibit "A'. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Woodville has developed a proposed budget for the fis- cal year beginning October 1, 2014; and, WHEREAS, said bud- get has been duly adopted in accordance with law; and, WHEREAS, said bud- get requires that the ad- valorem tax millage rate for the 2014 tax year be set at Thirty Five (35.0) mills. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, on motion of Alderman Fry, seconded by Alderman Lofton, and passed unanimously, that the tax millage rate for the 2014 tax year be set at thirty five and zero/tenths (35.0) mills and that this order be appropriately transmitted to the Wilkin- son County Tax Collector and to the State Tax Com- mission. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, the Wood- ville Deer and Wildlife Fes- tival has requested a waiv- er of the Open Container Ordinance of the Town of Woodville on October 11, 2014; and, WHEREAS, on Mo- tion of Alderman Antho- GAYLORD STREET WOOD BRIDGE REPLACED -- For safety reasons the wooden bridge over a small creek on Gaylord Street was closed to all traffic a number of months ago. The replacement project was a joint effort of the Fifth District and the Town of Woodville. Last week Wilkinson County Fifth Dis- trict Supervisor Jennings Nettles, his road foreman Homer Nettles and crew members Ray Nettles and Pete Thomas used the county trackhoe to tear out the old bridge and replace it with a 120-inch x 45-foot aluminized culvert. Town of Woodville Utility Department Su- pervisor Nolan Thompson, foreman Mike Grover and James Dorsey were involved with the moving of a city natural gas line 20 feet to make room for the new culvert. "I want to thank the town for working with me on this project and Charles Johnson for donating dirt and bull- dozer work," said Supervisor Net- ties. "I also need to thank Wilkinson County Road Enforcement Officer Marlin Reid for locating the brand new culvert and having it delivered to the work site." -- Woodville Re- publican Photo by Andy J. Lewis ny, second by Alderman Fry and approved unani- mously it is ORDERED that the waiver will be granted on the following conditions: 1. A certificate is on file with the Town of Woodville showing the Non-Profit Status of the Festival and/ or its sponsors; 2. A policy of liability insurance is in place for the festival showing the Town of Woodville as an additional insured in an amount no less than $5O0,OOO. 3. The waiver is only applicable to an area not greater than one city block. 4. The festival takes responsibility for assuring that proper identification is required of all persons seeking to consume alco- hol. 5. The waiver is for beer only. IT IS FURTHER OR- DERED that the Town of Woodville will provide as- sistance and support to the festival in set up, clean up and the provision of ad- ditional police support as needed. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, the Town of Woodville adopted an Historic Preservation Or- dinance, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A; and, WHEREAS, the previ- ously appointed members of the Commission have been inactive and not meeting regularly as re- quired under the terms of the Ordinance. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, on Motion of Alderman Fry, second by Alderman Anthony and ap- proved unanimously that the current Preservation Commission is hereby dis- banded and the clerk is hereby directed to adver- tise for persons interested in continuing to serve on the current commission or to be newly chosen to serve on the commission. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. WHEREAS, it is Or- dered, on Motion of Al- derman Fry, seconded by Alderman Anthony, and passed unanimously, that the meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Woodville be and is hereby adjourned until the next regular meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Woodville Municipal Building. SO ORDERED, August 5, 2014. Gary D'Aquilla, Mayor ATTEST: Cathy McCurley, Clerk 9/11/14 Minutes Of The Meeting Of The Wilkinson County Board of Education STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Invocation; 2) Adoption of COUNTY OFWILKINSON Agenda; 3) Public Corn- The Wilkinson County ments; 4) Resignation; 5) Board of Education met Recommendations; 6) Re- in Special Session at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 7, 2014, in the Office of the Superintendent of Edu- cation with the following members present: Charlie Floyd, President, District 1;Linda Boyd, Secretary, District 2 - Absent; Fan- nie Bateaste, District 3 - Absent; Billy Spiller, Board Chaplin, District 4; Johnny Smallwood, Vice President, District 5. In addition to the fore- going members of the Board, Timothy T. Scott, Superintendent of Educa- tion, and others from the community were present. The meeting Was called to order by School Board President Charlie Floyd with a twenty (20) second silent prayer. On motion by Billy Spiller, seconded by John- ny Smallwood, and car- ried by unanimous vote, the agenda was approved with the following items: 1) Call to Order and scind; 7) Executive Ses- sion - Personnel There were no public comments. On motion by Billy Spiller, seconded by John- ny Smallwood, and car- ried by unanimous vote, the Board denied the fol- lowing letters of resigna- tion: Crystal Joseph - Teacher at William Wi- nans Middle School; Carol Anderson - Teacher at William Wi- nans Middle School. Superintendent Scott recommended the follow- ing individuals for em- ployment for the 2014- 2015 school year: Isabelle Gilmore - Teacher - Pending Certi- fication; Janester Anderson - Teacher - Pending Certi- fication; Delores Ward Sterling - Teacher - Pending Cer- tification. (Continued on Page 7) C0NCORDIA METAL!NC. OPEN MONDAY. FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. 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