THE DAILY LEADER / JUSTIN VICORY / Ward Two Alderman Terry Bates examines a work order receipt at Tuesday night's board of aldermen's meeting.
THE DAILY LEADER / JUSTIN VICORY / Ward Two Alderman Terry Bates examines a work order receipt at Tuesday night's board of aldermen's meeting.

Aldermen see short meeting for end of year

Published 11:07am Wednesday, December 18, 2013

In a quickly-wrapped up meeting, board of aldermen approved city engineering projects, November expenditures and receipt of November revenues, among other items.

Mike McKenzie of WGK Engineering requested the renewal of a general services contract that the board approved.

“This contract represents separate projects, not lump-sum projects that might be necessary immediately. This is what keeps us going,” McKenzie said.

Other items approved by the board at Tuesday’s meeting included:

• Off-road diesel bids.

• Receipt of November Privilege License Report showing revenue of $2,582.

• Receipt of November Revenue and Expenditure Report.

• Receipt of November Municipal Court Report showing revenue of $30,044.

• Pay requests from Hanco Corporation and Wier Boerner for work on the Fema 361 shelter.

• Approval of docket claims totaling $1,564,524.

• Approval for Brookhaven Chief of Police Bobby Bell to attend a chief’s conference in Ridgeland.

In other business, aldermen noted the official certification of firefighter Michael Lance Lewis. Lewis recently completed Fire Academy training.

Mayor Joe Cox noted that sales tax collections for the month of November stood at $440,049, a number “right on track,” according to the Mayor.

Tuesday night’s board of aldermen’s meeting was the last of the year.

“I’d like everyone here to have a Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas to all city residents as well,” Mayor Cox said.