By Steve Swogetinsky

Kemper Messenger

The Kemper County board of supervisors approved a request to release funds for improvements at Kemper Lake.

The money will come from the Tombigbee Waterway District. This action was taken April 1 during the board’s regular meeting.

In other matters, supervisors voted to:

- Accept a bid from Tri-State Truck Center for a 2020 dump truck from the Reverse Auction held March 28;
- Observe April 29 as a state holiday for county employees to for Confederate Memorial Day. Supervisors will allow the Circuit Clerk’s office to remain open that day because it will be the opening of a week of circuit court;

- Approve adding the Barney Brown Senior Citizens Building to the contract with Orkin Pest Control;

- Approve two 16th section land agreements for the Kemper County School District;
- Approve an order to decrease the equipment line in the county budget by $3200, and move the money to the Other Capital Less than $5000 line for the County Fire Budget;

- Approve an order to decrease the Professional Supplies line in the budget by $1000 and move the money to the Civil Defense budget;

- Approve a request for Amber Holiday to attend the Mississippi Education and Certification Program’s annual Recertification Course for 2019 on April 16 in Starkville;

- Approve an order sending supervisors Pat Granger and Johnny Whitsett and the county administrator to attend the 2019 Kemper County Planning Retreat April 17 and 18 in Columbus;
- Approve an order sending Sherline Watkins, Polly Metcalf and the county administrator to the Mississippi Association of Chancery Clerks and Mississippi Association of County Administrators and Comptrollers training in Jackson on April 18-19;

- Approve an order sending Ben Dudley and CJ Caufield to attend the Mississippi Partners In Preparedness Conference May 6-7 in Biloxi; and,

- Approve an order to send Marie Wilson to the County Service Officer Training May 22-24 in Biloxi;