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Supervisors discuss trash can delivery, elections, court

The primary topic at the regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Monday was Arrow Disposal and the delivery of trashcans in the county.

While the switch was not expected to take place until October, many of the supervisors recalled seeing new ADSI trashcans in their districts over the weekend. ADSI already has the contract for the city’s trash and provides trashcans.

Each household will be provided with one trashcan from ADSI, but a second can be rented from the company for $8 a month. In order to rent a second trashcan, residents can call ADSI’s office to request one.

Elections

Lincoln County Circuit Clerk Dustin Bairfield spoke to the board about the upcoming election in November. Absentee voting has begun for the November election.

Bairfield also spoke about the election on Sept. 22. If a runoff is needed, it will take place on Oct. 13.

Public defenders

Public defender director Jason Barrett spoke to the board about appointing two public defenders for the county, since two current public defenders are stepping down. One would be hired immediately, while the other would not be hired until closer to the end of the year.

In other business, the board approved the following items:

• Approval of minutes from the previous meeting.

• The reappointment of Will Allen to the Southwest MS Regional Library Board for another term starting January 2021.

• A permit application for AT&T on Mound Road Northwest.

• A contract for professional services between the Southwest MS Planning and Development District and Lincoln County.

• The meal count sheets for the Sheriff’s Department for Week 50.

• A memorandum of understanding between the Secretary of State’s Office and Lincoln County for the distribution of CARES Act funds.

• Inventory control sheets for each department of the county office.

• An appointment to the election commissioner term of Mary Catherine Dickey, whose term was not completed due to her untimely death.

• Personnel report.

 

Story by Gracie Byrne