Meeting planned to discuss town future

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, April 5, 2006

WESSON – During the monthly mayor and board of aldermen meetingTuesday, Mayor Alton Shaw encouraged aldermen and other residentsto make plans to attend an upcoming meeting to discuss goals forthe town.

“What this is for is (to express) what you want to see the townof Wesson like in the next five years, 10 years…,” said Shaw.”But we can’t get your ideas unless you’re there.”

The meeting for the long-range planning committee to hear fromresidents will start at 6 p.m. April 10 at The Thames Center. It isopen to the public.

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In other discussion, aldermen approved a request that will makeit easier for the police department to obtain funds needed for drugbuy busts, where officers posing as civilians try to buy drugs fromindividuals.

Aldermen allowed the police department to open account at alocal bank, per a request from Chief Steve Carlisle.

“We are having more and more small drug busts here,” hesaid.

Librarian Susan Alsbury announced that next week is NationalLibrary Week, so the town library will have activities inconjunction with the week of celebration.

Local residents will read to children, including every WessonAttendance Center elementary class, from 9:30 a.m. through 2 p.m.Residents wishing to volunteer may call the library.

Also planned for next week is Copiah County Cleanup on April 8.A dumpster set up at town hall.