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Monday, December 22, 2014

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors

County OK’s budget

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the 2105 general budget and tax levy for the county. The tax levy did not change from last year and the budget expenditures passed with a four to one vote. (September 16, 2014, Page 1)

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    Privacy hard to find in county jail

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors recently approved the county jail to implement video chat for inmates and their attorneys. However, the board was told to hold off on implementation as the federal government might foot the bill for the services. (September 15, 2014, Page 1)

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      County raises solid waste fees

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to raised solid waste fees by $2 for residential and 10 percent for commercial properties. The fees will begin on October 1st. (September 3, 2014, Page 1)

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        New welcome signs unveiled

        Leadership Lafayette presented the county’s new sign that will great travelers as they enter into the county coming from Batesville on Highway 6 yesterday at the Powerhouse. Another sign is in the making for Highway 6 coming from Tupelo. (August 27, 2014, Page 1)

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          C Spire requests for more antennas rejected

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors chose not to vote to add antennas to the tower behind the jail at Monday nights board meeting. The board thought it would over crowd the jail grounds. (August 20, 2014, Page 1)

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            New roads move forward

            The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with discussions with the city about two expansion road projects. The roads discussed were West Oxford Loop and Sisk Avenue. (August 19, 2014, Page 1)

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              County cuts budget requests

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed cutting several departmental budget requests Friday at the budget meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday at 8 a.m. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)

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                Meter-free zone on Square?

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to tabled a request for the city to put parking meters on county property around the courthouse Monday. The property line is debatable as to whether the parking spots are in fact county or city spaces. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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                  County mulls budget requests

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to discuss budget requests from several county departments and non-profits. The official budget approval will be some time in August. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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                    BMH money offers different options

                    Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

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