Supervisors reopen Kemper County Park


The Kemper County board of supervisors voted last Tuesday to reopen Kemper County Park in DeKalb which was closed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

The park was closed as a precaution to keep the public safe from becoming infected by the COVID-19.

In other matters, supervisors voted to:

• Approve the minutes from previous meetings, the claims docket and the county pay roll;

• Approve an order to contract with Ramsay Construction to repairs on the Courthouse Portico and Cornice;

• Approve the sale of the old Weyerhaeuser property south of Scooba to Davin Talbot for $15,000;

• Approve the quarterly budget assessments for the sheriff’s department and the tax assessors• tax collector’s office;

• Approve paying 10 invoices to Engineering Plus, totaling $11,164;

• Accepted the meal log from the Kemper County sheriff’s department. Supervisors also approved the payment the sheriff’s department’s expenses for June;

• Approve an order moving $5,000 from the County Fire Cash Reserve to the County Fire for Mississippi Forestry’s 2021 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Grant obtained by the Preston VFD;

• Approve repairs to the air conditioning at the Kemper Springs Community Center;

• Approve the payment of $1,414 to Otis Henderson for repairs to the bathrooms at Kemper Park; and,

• Approve two refunds totaling $1,341 from the solid waste account.

Supervisors were addressed by Dr. Courtney Taylor, vice president Workforce Economic Development at East Mississippi Community College.

Supervisors also discussed making an application to the 2021 Road and Bridge Repair Fund program for MDOT. No action was taken.

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