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Aldermen recess until Friday

The Brookhaven Board of Aldermen recessed Tuesday evening’s meeting until 9 a.m. Friday for further discussion on bank services for the city.

The city received bids for 2016 and 2017 depositories, primary to Trustmark National Bank with interest at 0.13 percent. The other bid was from State Bank and Trust with an interest rate of 0.12 percent.

The item was listed on the agenda to approve the city to continue to use State Bank for a bond account. Ward 6 Alderman David Phillips suggested that the city take time to consider the move, and Mayor Joe Cox pulled the item to be discussed when the meeting is reconvened Friday at 9 a.m.

In other business, the board:

• Approved to promote Sergeant Master Kenneth Collins from a Sergeant to a Police Lieutenant. Officer Collins has been with the department for 26 years.

• Approved to appoint Larry Sampson as assistant supervisor of the street department.

• Approved to give Tion Lebbage of the water department a raise for operator pay.

• Approved to hire Rajavion Stewart as a noncertified fire fighter with the Fire Department.

• Approved to hire Ray Smith as a certified police officer.

• Received the January 2016 Municipal Court report showing revenue of $41,792.50. ($19,154.95 goes to state.)

• Approved Max Halley, C.P.A., as auditor for the City of Brookhaven for the year ending Sept. 30, 2016.

• Received the January 2016 Fire Department run report showing 27 runs in the city limits and one run outside the city.

• Approved pay request No. 4 from Oddee Smith Construction for the Lincoln County Airport Improvements project in the amount of $208,235.

• Approved for Keith Lewis, Kris Xifos, Jennifer Peets and Kayla Watts to attend the Mississippi Rural Water Management and Technical Conference in Jackson on March 28 to 31. The cost for the conference is $175 for Keith and Kris and $100 for Kayla and Jennifer. Reimbursement for meals and mileage.

• Approved for Dwayne Brumfield to attend the Airport Firefighter Class at the State Fire Academy on Feb. 29 to March 4. The cost of the class is $790. Meal reimbursement will be $75 and transportation is provided.

• Approval for Billy Case to attend the Mississippi Mosquito and Vector Control Association meeting to be held March 16 and 17 at the Pearl Community Center in Pearl. Upon completion of the class he is to receive a raise.