By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal
The Winston County Board of Supervisors closed out the regular meetings of the year on December 17 with approval of new insurance policy which saved the county about $8,000 a year in premiums.
Steve Roberts of Renasant Insurance provided a renewal quote to the county for $138,000 for insurance on all county property and liability which was down from $146,000 the previous year. Roberts noted that the removal of some vehicles from full coverage and the good record of the county over the past year helped bring down the premiums.
“The county has a pretty clean record this past year,” said Roberts. “Sheriff and others are doing a good job on keeping claims down.”
In other business, the supervisors: • Accepted the high bid on the county depository from citizens for . 175 percent for two years. • Discussed solid waste bill with Carolyn Stephens who was most likely receiving duplicate bills. • Approved District 5 Larry Duran to purchase an excavator with lease purchase through Hancock. • Approved a transfer of 16th section lease with District 3 Supervisor Mike Peterson abstaining. • Approved Teters building project first request for cash in the amount of $8,800 for engineering services.The $7120 of funds will come from the Teters Maintenance Fund and the rest from a Mississipi Development Authority grant. • Court reporter fees approved. • Approved justice court constable lost cost of $1800 each. • Approved school turnaround district 5 for carter graham road. • Acknowledges grant application of emergency medical services operating fund. EMA director King noted the county had received its annual EMS grant with funds to be sent to the ambulance service. • Approved sub contract of Bluff Lake maintenance work for signage. • Denoted Yellow Creek Road was back open. • Approve demand checks for dist 5 poll workers, Larry Coburn, post office leases on boxes, Shiloh Fire department, and Tri State consulting. • Approved Proof of publication for expense summary. • Approved Pughs Mill Water moving water line on PLH project. Pay from project grant funds. • Acknowledge letter from Fellowship of Hope Community Church who will be conducting a need assessment in area for health needs. They are aiming for 100 households in the county. • Reflect the Circuit Court Cases disposed in court term of October. • Reflect supervisors and sheriff attendance at the national incident management system 311 training. • Approve purchase order for shotguns for Sheriff’s Department. • Approved use of training grant funds to close out by February: $6000 • Approved $1000 in drug buy funds. • Hire correctional officers. • Discuss the Comparative budget examination.
The regular supervisor’s meeting is the first Monday in January.