New Legal Notices


The Town of Isola City Hall are now accepting applications for a Water Clerk position. This position will be part time. Applications can be picked up at the Town of Isola City Hall.

Office hours are between 8:00-4:30.

Qualifications

·         Good Office Working Skills

·         Typing

·         Basic Computer Word Processing

·         Filing

·         Answering Phones

·         Greeting Customers

·         Cash Handling Experience

·         Transportation

For more information about the job, you can either call the number listed below, or email townofisola@gmail.com.

(662)-962-7725

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NOTICE

OF

INTENTION TO DIVERT OR WITHDRAW FOR BENEFICIAL USE

THE PUBLIC WATERS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Notice is hereby given that on

Application No.: GW-52874

Permitted Acreage: 105 Acres

Location: NW¼ of the NE¼ of Sec 21, T15N, R04W

Application No.: GW-12723

Permitted Acreage: 50 Acres

Location: NW¼ of the NE¼ of Sec 21, T15N, R04W

Any person, firm, association or corporation, deeming that the granting of the above application(s) will be truly detrimental to their rights to utilize the waters of said source, may protest in writing to the Permit Board of the State of Mississippi, c/o Chris Hawkins, P. O. Box 2309, Jackson, Mississippi 39225, setting forth all reasons why said application (s) should not be approved. If not protested, the permit(s) will be issued on/after ten days following publication date.

If protested, the application(s) will be taken for consideration by the Permit Board of the State of Mississippi in its offices at 515 East Amite Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201, on, or after the 9th day of July, 2024, at which time all interested persons may appear and be heard by the Permit Board.

YMD Joint Water Management District

/s/Dillard M. Melton, Jr.

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

IN THE MATTER OF THE

ESTATE OF DOROTHY JEAN

WILSON, DECEASED

BY: SANDRA LYNETTE WILSON-HULL

PETITIONER

VS.               CAUSE NO.: 2021-0087

UNKNOWN HEIRS OF DOROTHY JEAN

WILSON, DECEASED AND

OTHER PARTIES IN INTEREST

RESPONDENTS

RULE 81 SUMMONS

State of Mississippi

County of Humphreys

TO: Unknown Heirs of Dorothy Jean Wilson, Deceased and Other Parties in Interest

You have been made Respondents in the suit filed in this Court by Sandra Lynette Wilson-Hull petitioning the Court to close the Estate of Dorothy Jean Wilson. Respondents other than you in this action are any unknown heirs of Dorothy Jean Wilson, Deceased.

You are summoned to appear and defend against the compliant or petition filed against you in this action at 1:30 p.m. o’clock P. M. on August 12, 2024 in the courtroom of the Chancery Courtroom of the Humphreys County Courthouse located at 102 Castleman Street, Belzoni, Mississippi; and in case of your failure to appear and defend, a judgment will be entered for the relief demanded in the Petition.

You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire.

Issued under My Hand and Seal of said Court this 5th Day of June, 2024.

MARK D. LIDDELL, CHANCERY CLERK

(SEAL)

BY: Mack D. Liddell, Jr.

Deputy Clerk

P. O. Box 547

Belzoni, MS 39038

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Notice is hereby given that the Humphreys County Beat 5 will receive sealed bids in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Humphreys County, Mississippi at the Courthouse in Belzoni, Mississippi until 10:00 o’clock a.m. on July 1, 2024, for

THE SALE OF JOHN DEERE 5100E TRACTOR

All bids should be marked as such on the face of the envelope with the date and time of bid acceptance and sent to Mack D. Liddell Jr., Chancery Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Humphreys County, Mississippi.

The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids to determine the lowest and best bids and to waive all informalities.

Given under my hand and seal this the 5TH of June 2024

MACK D. LIDDELL JR.

CLERK OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

P.O. BOX 547

BELZONI, MISSISSIPPI 39038

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Notice is hereby given that the Humphreys County Beat 5 will receive sealed bids in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Humphreys County, Mississippi at the Courthouse in Belzoni, Mississippi until 10:00 o’clock a.m. on July 1, 2024, for

THE PURCHASE AND FINANCE OF: 105HP TRACTOR

All bids should be marked as such on the face of the envelope with the date and time of bid acceptance and sent to Mack D. Liddell Jr., Chancery Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Humphreys County, Mississippi.

The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids to determine the lowest and best bids and to waive all informalities.

Given under my hand and seal this the 5TH of June 2024

MACK D. LIDDELL JR.

CLERK OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

P.O. BOX 547

BELZONI, MISSISSIPPI 39038

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES

Humphreys County is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms or individuals to provide Engineering services for work related to the application for and implementation of an FY 2024 Delta Regional Authority (DRA) project. You are invited to submit a Statement of Qualifications, in accordance with this request, to the Office of the Chancery Clerk, Humphreys County; Post Office Box 547, Belzoni, MS 39038, no later than 10:00 a.m. on July 15, 2024. Statements of Qualifications will be opened at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors or their appointed selection committee.

The Engineer will be responsible for preparing project cost estimates for application preparation and if awarded, the selected Engineer will provide all engineering services through project closeout in accordance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies. The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following: 1) prepare plans and specifications, 2) distribute bid documents, 3) assist in bid opening and prepare bid tabulation, 4) assist in the execution of construction contracts, 5) hold pre-construction conference, and 6) perform construction inspection including periodic reports to Humphreys County and approve all payment requests.

Humphreys County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The County encourages Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) to submit a Statement of Qualifications.

All Statements of Qualifications must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked with the following language: “Statement of Qualifications for DRA Engineering Services.” Statements of Qualifications will be evaluated on the following factors: Qualifications (40 points), Experience (40 points) and Capacity for Performance (20 points). To be evaluated properly, the following must be addressed in detail:

Qualifications – List of qualifications of persons to be assigned to the project;

Experience – Information regarding the firm’s experience and the projects previously undertaken, including the type and amount of grants awarded, the projects activities, and the status of the projects;

Capacity for Performance – Identify the number and title of staff assigned to provide services.

The County may designate a selection committee to evaluate each Statement of Qualifications. The County may hold the Statements of Qualifications for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days for the purpose of reviewing the content of the Statements of Qualifications and investigating the firms and assigned individuals. The County reserves the right to reject any and all Statements of Qualifications.

Subject to DRA awards, the County will award a contract with the qualified individual or firm whose Statement of Qualifications has the highest number of cumulative points following evaluation and determined to be the most advantageous to the County, all factors considered. The contract will include scope and extent of work and other essential requirements. An individual contract will be executed for each awarded project, and the contract will be on fixed price basis. Humphreys County has the authority to terminate the selection at any time.

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CITY OF BELZONI

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR BANKING SERVICES

The City of Belzoni, Mississippi is soliciting bids for a primary banking relationship with a major bank that operates a branch within the city limits. The bank must comply with all applicable rules and regulations in the revised Code of the State of Mississippi. The City intends to enter into a contract for services with the successful proposer for a period of two years, the agreement may be cancelled by mutual agreement with ninety (90) day notice of either party.

Any financial institution whose accounts are insured by the FDIC or any successors to that insurance corporation may qualify as a city depository, if the institution qualifies as a public funds depository under Mississippi Code Annotated § 27-105-5 or a public funds guaranty pool member under Sections 27-105-5 and 27-105-6. The qualified financial institution shall secure those deposits by placing qualified securities on deposit with the State Treasurer of Mississippi as provided in MCA Section 27-105-5. Any financial institution not meeting the prescribed ratio requirement whose accounts are insured by the FDIC or any successors to that insurance corporation, may receive city funds in an amount not exceeding the amount that is insured by that insurance corporation and may qualify as a city depository to the extent of that insurance.

The City currently uses multiple accounts for the majority of its deposits, clearing accounts and claim warrants and a separate account for its payroll account. There are several other accounts with limited activity. The City requires a monthly statement and the availability of wire transfers and daily information on collected, available and closing balances. NSF checks will be processed twice before being returned to the City. Access to daily banking activity for these accounts must be provided. Other services may be required during the term of this Agreement. The bank will be required to comply with all State and Federal regulations regarding safekeeping of municipal securities.

The City has direct deposit for payroll. The bank will assist the City with the system and deliver funds into employee accounts as specified. Also, all accounts are to be interest bearing accounts. Please quote rate structure for fixed and/or variable.

BID PROCEDURES

Institutions wishing to make proposals to the City of Belzoni for banking services must be received in the City Clerk’s Office of the City of Belzoni, Mississippi no later than 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 28, 2024. Bids must be returned in a sealed envelope clearly marked, “DEPOSITORY 06282024.” Deliver to 102 West Jackson Street, Belzoni, MS 39038. Bids will be evaluated on the responsiveness as required in the specifications, lowest net cost to the City and expected convenience of banking services for the personnel involved.

The contract is intended to be offered to the bank proposing the most favorable combination of cost and services as determined at the sole discretion of the City.

The City may reject all proposals. Determination of qualification is solely at the discretion of the City. No promise to contract under any set of conditions is intended to be made or implied herein by the City of Belzoni.

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

ANNE CARLTON GORTON, DECEASED

NO. 2024-0019

BY: JAMES CARLTON GORTON. EXECUTOR                               PETITIONER

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY having been granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Humphreys County, Mississippi, on the 4th day of June, 2024, upon the Estate of ANNE CARLTON GORTON, Deceased, Cause No. 2024-0019, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to file said claims with the Clerk of said Court for probation and registration against said estate within three months from this date, or they will be forever barred.

THIS, the 3rd day of April, 2024.

/s/ JAMES CARLTON GORTON

JAMES CARLTON GORTON,

Executor of the Estate of

Anne Carlton Gorton

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Bank Depository Bids

Notice is hereby given to all financial institutions in the Humphreys County or Belzoni, Mississippi area, whose accounts are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, that the Mississippi Achievement School District will be receiving sealed bids until 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2024, on behalf of the Humphreys County School District, for the purpose of keeping school district funds, or any part thereof pursuant to Section 27-105-305 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended. The bids shall designate the type of security authorized by law which the financial institutions propose to give as security for funds, pursuant to Section 27-105-315. Specifically, the district will accept only bids that give exact quotes on the maximum amount of interest the bidder will pay daily for funds on deposit in all district accounts that will be established with the highest and best bidders. The bids will be for a three-year period, beginning July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2027.

All bids must be sealed with BANK DEPOSITORY BID noted in the lower left corner of the envelope. Bids should be mailed or hand delivered to the Office of the Superintendent of the Mississippi Achievement School District, located at 1133 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, MS 39194. Each bid must be submitted on the bid proposal form, which may be obtained from the Office of the Superintendent.

The Superintendent reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularities in the bids. For additional information on the bidding process or to request a bid proposal form, please contact Levette Upshaw, Chief Business Officer at (662) 746-2125 or by email at mupshaw@masd.k12.ms.us.

Publication Dates: June 12, 2024

June 19, 2024

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TOWN OF ISOLA LIBRARY RENOVATIONS

The Town of Isola is accepting Bids for the Renovation of the Ceiling (Lights, Installation and Panels) and Tile Flooring to the Isola Library.  All bids are accepted and/or mailed to the Town of Isola at the address listed below.  For further information, please contact the City Clerk at 662.962.7725 or email: townofisola@gmail.com.

Town of Isola

203 Julia Street

P. O. Box 194

Isola, MS 38754

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HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING, MARCH 19, 2024

9:00 A.M.

BE IT REMEMBERED, THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI MET IN THE CITY OF BELZONI, HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AT 9:00 A.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2024 PURSUANT TO NOTICE PROVIDED BY LAW FOR A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING. THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WERE PRESENT TO-WIT: REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT AND MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 5; JAMES BANKHEAD, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 1; NAILON LEE, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 2, TELECONFERENCE; WOODROW JOHNSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 3; DELRICK HENDERSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 4, ABSENT; MACK D. LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK; BRUCE WILLIAMS, SHERIFF; AND WILLIE BAILEY, BOARD ATTORNEY, ABSENT; AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING WERE HAD AND DONE, TO-WIT:

THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OPENED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE FOLLOWING PROCEEDINGS WERE DONE, TO-WIT:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, I, MACK D. LIDDELL, JR. CHANCERY CLERK OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, HEREBY GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF HUMPHREYS, MISSISSIPPI, FOR A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD ON MARCH 19, 2024 AT 9:00 A.M. TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS MATTER:

1. DISCUSSION OF INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF LOUISE FOR GARBAGE PICKUP SERVICES

2. DISCUSSION OF SWAP DAY FROM CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL TO GOOD FRIDAY

NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN, THIS 12TH DAY OF MARCH, 2024.

/s/MACK D. LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

 

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN HUMPHREYS COUNTY AND THE CITY OF LOUISE TO PROVIDE GARBAGE SERVICES AT $1600.00 PER MONTH AND THE PURCHASE OF ONE HUNDRED (100) GARBAGE CARTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2850.00 TO BE IN TWO EQUAL INSTALLMENTS

SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND THE CITY OF LOUISE TO PROVIDE GARBAGE SERVICES AT $1600.00 PER MONTH TO THE TOWN OF LOUISE AND APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF ONE HUNDRED (100) GARBAGE CARTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2850.00 TO BE PAID IN TWO EQUAL INSTALLMENTS. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON                   AYE

BANKHEAD                AYE

HENDERSON              ABSENT

JOHNSON                     AYE

LEE                                AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  

FOR A COPY OF SAID AGREEMENT SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

 

IN RE: ORDER ACKNOWLEDGING GOOD FRIDAY AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN LIEU OF CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL

SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION ACKNOWLEDGING GOOD FRIDAY AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN LIEU OF CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON                   AYE

BANKHEAD                AYE

HENDERSON              ABSENT

JOHNSON                     AYE

LEE                                AYE

SAID MOTION HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  

IN RE: ORDER FINALLY ADJOURNING THE MARCH 19, 2024 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION TO FINALLY ADJOURN THE MARCH 19, 2024 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON                   AYE

BANKHEAD                AYE

HENDERSON              ABSENT

JOHNSON                     AYE

LEE                                AYE

SAID MOTION HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MEETING TO BE FINALLY ADJOURNED.

SO ORDERED, THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH 2024.

/s/REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT

HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

ATTEST:

/s/MACK D. LIDDELL, JR.

CHANCERY CLERK  

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RESOLUTION DECLARING THE INTENTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI TO (I) ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE County, (II) ISSUE A GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND OF THE COUNTY FOR PURCHASE BY THE MISSISSIPPI DEVELOPMENT BANK, AND/OR (III) ENTER INTO A LOAN WITH THE MISSISSIPPI DEVELOPMENT BANK, IN ONE OR MORE TAXABLE OR TAX-EXEMPT SERIES, ALL IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SIX MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,300,000); DIRECTING THE PUBLICATION OF A NOTICE OF SUCH INTENTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors (the "Governing Body") of Humphreys County, Mississippi (the “County”) acting for and on behalf of the County, is authorized by the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2018, House Bill 1, 2018 First Extraordinary Session, as codified by (the "Infrastructure Modernization Act") and Sections 19-9-1 et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended and supplemented from time to time (the "County Bond Act”), to issue debt obligations for the purposes set forth therein, including, but not limited to, providing funding for (i) constructing, reconstructing, and repairing roads, highways and bridges, and acquiring the necessary land, including land for road building materials, and acquiring rights-of-way therefor and the purchase of heavy construction equipment and accessories thereto reasonably required to construct, repair and renovate roads, highways and bridges and approaches thereto within the County, (ii) purchasing machinery and equipment which have an expected useful life in excess of ten (10) years, and (iii) other authorized purposes under the Act (as defined below) including funding capitalized interest, if applicable, funding a debt service reserve fund, if any, and paying the costs of such borrowing (collectively, the "Project"); and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body, acting for and on behalf of the County, is authorized by the Infrastructure Modernization Act and the County Bond Act to issue general obligation bonds of the County for the purpose of providing financing for the Project; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body, acting for and on behalf of the County, is also authorized under the Infrastructure Modernization Act, County Bond Act and Sections 31-25-1 et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended and supplemented from time to time (the "Bank Act" and together with the Infrastructure Modernization Act and County Bond Act, the "Act"), and other applicable laws of the State of Mississippi (the "State"), (a) issue a general obligation bond of the County to be sold to the Mississippi Development Bank (the "Bank") to finance the costs of the Project, and/or (b) enter into a loan with the Bank to borrow money to finance the costs of the Project; and

WHEREAS, the Project is in accordance with and in furtherance of the provisions of the Act; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body has caused an estimate to be made of the cost of such Project from which estimates the Governing Body finds that the contemplated costs of the County’s portion of the Project thereof will not exceed ; and

, the Governing Body is authorized Six Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,300,000); and

WHEREAS, the assessed value of all taxable property within the County, according to the last completed assessment for taxation, was Eighty Six Million Five Hundred Fifty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Two Dollars ($86,557,822), and as of April 1, 2024, the County had outstanding bonded and floating indebtedness as subject to the fifteen percent (15%) debt limit prescribed by Section 19-9-5 of the Act, as amended, which is Two Million Six Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($2,635,000), and outstanding bonded and floating indebtedness as subject to the twenty percent (20%) debt limit prescribed by Section 19-9-5of the Act, which is Two Million Six Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($2,635,000).

WHEREAS, the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan, when added to the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the County, will not result in bonded indebtedness, exclusive of indebtedness not subject to the aforesaid fifteen percent (15%) debt limit, of more than fifteen percent (15%) of the assessed value of all taxable property within the County, will not result in indebtedness, both bonded and floating, exclusive of indebtedness not subject to the aforesaid twenty percent (20%) debt limit of more than twenty percent (20%) of the assessed value of all taxable property within the County, and will not exceed any constitutional or statutory limitation upon indebtedness which may be incurred by the County; and

WHEREAS, there has been no increase in said bonded and floating general obligation indebtedness of the County since April 1, 2024; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body has determined that it is necessary for the health and well-being of the citizens of the County, and it would be in the best interest of the County for the Governing Body to provide financing for the costs of the Project by borrowing money through the issuance of the Bonds and/or the County Bond and/or by entering into the Loan, in one or more taxable or tax-exempt series, all in accordance with the Act; and

WHEREAS, in connection with the Project, the County expects to incur expenses for which the County will advance internal funds; and

WHEREAS, the County desires to be able to reimburse itself for all or a portion of such expenses of the Project from the proceeds of the Bonds, the County Bond, and/or the Loan; and

WHEREAS, the County reasonably expects that it will incur expenditures prior to the issuance of the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan which it intends to reimburse with the proceeds of the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan upon the issuance thereof. This declaration of official intent to reimburse expenditures made prior to the issuance of the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan in anticipation of the issuance of the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan is made pursuant to Department of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2 (the "Reimbursement Regulations"). The Project for which such expenditures are made is the same as described hereinabove. The maximum principal amount of debt expected to be issued for the Project by the County is the amount hereinabove set forth; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body is authorized and empowered by the Act to issue the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan for the purposes as hereinafter set forth and there are no other available funds on hand or available from regular sources of income for such purposes.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY, ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY, AS FOLLOWS:

The Governing Body, acting for and on behalf of the County, hereby declares its intention to (a) issue and sell the Bonds pursuant to the Infrastructure Modernization Act and the County Bond Act, and/or (b) issue and sell the County Bond to the Bank pursuant to the Act, and/or (c) enter into a Loan with the Bank pursuant to the Act, in one or more taxable or tax-exempt series, all in a total aggregate principal amount not to exceed Six Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,300,000).

SECTION 2. The Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan will be issued for the purpose of financing the Project, as authorized by the Act.

SECTION 3. The Bonds and/or the County Bond may be issued in one or more taxable or tax-exempt series, from time to time, and, if issued, will be general obligations of the County payable as to principal and interest out of and secured by an irrevocable pledge of the avails of a direct and continuing tax to be levied annually without limitation as to time, rate or amount upon all the taxable property within the geographical limits of the County. The Loan will be payable from available revenues of the County and will not constitute an indebtedness of the County within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory restrictions, limitations, or provisions, and the taxing power of the County will not be pledged to the payment of the Loan.

SECTION 4. The Governing Body proposes to direct the issuance of all or any portion of the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan in the amount and for the purposes and secured as aforesaid at a meeting of the Governing Body to be held at its usual meeting place in the Humphreys County Courthouse, located at 148 Castleman Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038, at the hour of 10:00 o'clock a.m. on July 1, 2024, or at some meeting or meetings subsequent thereto; provided, however, that if twenty percent (20%), or fifteen hundred (1,500), whichever is less, of the qualified electors of the County shall file a written protest with the Clerk of the Governing Body (the "Clerk") against the issuance of the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan on or before the aforesaid date and hour, then the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan shall not be issued unless approved at an election on the question thereof called and held as is provided by law; provided, further that if no protest is filed, then the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan may be issued and sold in one or more series, without an election on the question of the issuance thereof at any time within a period of two (2) years after July 1, 2024.

SECTION 5. The Clerk is hereby directed to publish a copy of this resolution once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks in The Belzoni Banner, a newspaper published in and having a general circulation in the County and qualified under the provisions of Section 13‑3‑31, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended and supplemented from time to time, with the first publication being not less than twenty-one (21) days prior to the date set forth in Section 4 of this resolution, and the last publication being made not more than seven (7) days prior to such date.

SECTION 6. The Clerk is hereby directed to procure from the publisher of the aforesaid newspaper the customary proof of the publication of this resolution and have the same before the Governing Body on the date and hour specified in Section 4 hereof.

SECTION 7. The County hereby declares its official intent to reimburse itself from the proceeds of the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan for expenses incurred with respect to the Project subsequent to the date of this resolution. This declaration of official intent to reimburse expenditures made prior to the issuance of the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan in anticipation of the issuance of the Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan is made pursuant to the Reimbursement Regulations. The Project for which such expenditures are made is the same as described herein. The Bonds, the County Bond and/or the Loan, issued in one or more taxable or tax-exempt series, will not exceed the total aggregate principal amount of Six Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,300,000).

SECTION 8. The Governing Body authorizes and directs the President of the Governing Body, the Clerk, and any other authorized officer of the County to take such actions and execute and deliver such documents as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this resolution.

SECTION 9. If any one or more of the provisions of this resolution shall for any reason be held to be illegal or invalid, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect any of the other provisions of this resolution, but this resolution shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal or invalid provision or provisions had not been contained herein.

SECTION 9. All other ordinances, resolutions and orders of the Governing Body in conflict with this resolution shall be and the same are hereby replaced, rescinded and set aside, but only to the extent of such conflict. For cause, it is hereby found, determined and adjudicated that this resolution shall become effective immediately upon its adoption by the Governing Body.

Published by order of the Governing Body, acting for and on behalf of the County, on the 3rd day of June 2024.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
  Sealed bids will be received by the Humphreys County Board of Supervisors, until 2:00 P.M. local time, 17th day of May 2024, at the Humphreys County Courthouse in the Board of Supervisors Room, Belzoni, Mississippi, at which time and place all proposals will be opened and read aloud. Electronic bids may be submitted in lieu of paper bids at www.wcmplanroom.com. 
  Request for bids for as follows: Humphreys County MCWI Bel-Air Subdivision Stormwater Ditch Rehabilitation
  Copies may be viewed and obtained by visiting www.wcmplanroom.com. Documents are non-refundable and must be purchased through the website. For questions regarding website registration or how to obtain documents, you may contact Plan House at 662-407-0193 or admin@phbidding.com.  
  The Information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bonds and other contract documents may be examined at the following:
  1. Chancery Clerk Office, Humphreys County Courthouse, Belzoni, Mississippi.
  2. Williams, Clark & Morrison, Inc., Consulting Engineers, 213 South Main Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi.
  Humphreys County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, and to waive informalities therein, and to determine which is the best bid.  A certified check or bid bond for five percent (5%) of total bid, made payable to Humphreys County must accompany each proposal.
  A performance bond and a payment bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract will be required.
  By order of the Board of Supervisors, Regular Meeting, 1st day of April 2024.
   /s/ Reggie Pinkston
  President, Humphreys County Board of Supervisors
  Publish 4/17 & 4/24, 2024
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INVITATION FOR BIDS
  Sealed Proposals for furnishing all labor and materials as required by the drawings and specifications for the O.M. McNair Middle School & Humphrey County High School Cafeteria Renovations located at 910 Church Street, Belzoni, MS 39038 and 700 Cohn Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038, funded by District funding, will be received by the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 until 10:00 AM on May 16, 2024, and then publicly opened and read aloud. Single stipulated sum bids will be received for all work required by the contract documents in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
  Bidders must be qualified under Mississippi Law and shall hold current Certificates of Responsibility as issued by law.  
  Bids may be submitted by either of the following methods:
1. Electronic Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM on May 16, 2024, by electronic submission as  a PDF file at imsengineersbids.com each bidder submitting a bid electronically shall  include a cover document titled Bid: O.M. McNair Middle School & Humphrey County High School Cafeteria Renovations and   shall list the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number as part of its PDF bid submittal. Any electronic PDF bid that does not include the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number shall not be considered.
2. Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 AM on May 16, 2024 at the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038. All sealed bids shall be marked on the outside face of the envelope "Bid: O.M. McNair Middle School & Humphrey County High School Cafeteria Renovations and shall have the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number written on the outside of the envelope. If any envelope is not so marked, said bid shall not be opened or considered.
  A Pre-Bid conference will be held at Mississippi Achievement School District, 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 at 1:00 P.M., on April 30, 2024.
  Proposals must be submitted on the form as shown in the specifications and must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check in an amount equal to 5% of the Bid and as required by the Contract Documents.
  Performance and Payment Bond, in the full amount of the contract, will be required for contract security.
  The Contract or Contracts will be awarded to the lowest acceptable bidder, except that the Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities and the Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Owner reserves the right to hold all bids for examination for a period not to exceed Thirty
  (30) days and to award the Contract based on the best bid. All Bids shall be in compliance and subject to Sections 31-3-15 and 31-3-21 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 as annotated and amended, and in all case law pertaining thereto.
  Advertisement dates:  April 17th, 2024 and April 24th, 2024.
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NOTICE
OF
INTENTION TO DIVERT OR WITHDRAW FOR BENEFICIAL USE
THE PUBLIC WATERS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
  Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of April, 2024, Highball Farms LLC, 8106 Tupper Bayou Road, Isola, MS 38754, has filed application(s) for permit(s) to divert or withdraw the public water of the State of Mississippi for beneficial use, from the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer, in the county of Humphreys for Irrigation and Wildlife Management, subject to existing rights, the following amount(s) of water at the indicated location(s):
Application No.: GW-52823
Permitted Acreage:  140 Acres
Location: SE¼ of the SE¼ of Sec 18, T15N, R04W
  Any person, firm, association or corporation, deeming that the granting of the above application(s) will be truly detrimental to their rights to utilize the waters of said source, may protest in writing to the Permit Board of the State of Mississippi, c/o Chris Hawkins, P. O. Box 2309, Jackson, Mississippi 39225, setting forth all reasons why said application (s) should not be approved. If not protested, the permit(s) will be issued on/after ten days following publication date.
  If protested, the application(s) will be taken for consideration by the Permit Board of the State of Mississippi in its offices at 515 East Amite Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201, on, or after the 14th day of May, 2024, at which time all interested persons may appear and be heard by the Permit Board.
YMD Joint Water Management District
/s/Dillard M. Melton, Jr.
Permitting Director                       16
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HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING, FEBRUARY 27, 2024
9:00 A.M.
BE IT REMEMBERED, THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI MET IN THE CITY OF BELZONI, HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AT 10:00 A.M. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2024 PURSUANT TO NOTICE PROVIDED BY LAW FOR A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING.  THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WERE PRESENT TO-WIT:  REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT AND MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 5; JAMES BANKHEAD, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 1; NAILON LEE, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 2; WOODROW JOHNSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 3; DELRICK HENDERSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 4; MACK D. LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK; BRUCE WILLIAMS, SHERIFF; AND WILLIE BAILEY, BOARD ATTORNEY, ABSENT; AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING WERE HAD AND DONE, TO-WIT: 

THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OPENED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE FOLLOWING PROCEEDINGS WERE DONE, TO-WIT:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, I, MACK D. LIDDELL, JR. CHANCERY CLERK OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, HEREBY GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF HUMPHREYS, MISSISSIPPI, FOR A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 27, 2024 AT 9:00 A.M. TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS MATTER:  
1.   DISCUSSION OF THE AMBULANCE SERVICE
2.   DISCUSSION OF EMA DEPARTMENT
NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN, THIS 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2024. 
MACK D. LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK 
HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSE SESSION
IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD FOR THE MEETING TO BE CLOSED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE BOARD SHOULD DECLARE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE MATTER BEING PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS VOTING TO MAKE A DETERMINATION ON THE QUESTION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE MEETING WAS CLOSED FOR THIS PURPOSE.  THEREUPON, IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD TO COME OUT OF CLOSED SESSION AND BACK INTO OPEN SESSION, WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED TO COME OUT OF CLOSE SESSION, BACK INTO OPEN SESSION.

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS BOTH LEGAL AND PERSONNEL MATTERS.  A MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS HAVING VOTED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, A DECLARATION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS ANNOUNCED AND THE BOARD WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THERE WERE VOTES TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THAT THE EXECUTIVE SESSION BE CLOSED AND THE BOARD MOVE BACK INTO OPEN SESSION.  A VOTE WAS TAKEN WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE BOARD TO BE BACK IN OPEN SESSION. AN ANNOUNCEMENT, ACCORDINGLY, WAS MADE TO THE PUBLIC.
IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE PERSONNEL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE PERSONNEL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.    

IN RE: ORDER APPOINTING MARVIN EDWARDS AND TRURON GRAYSON AS ALTERNATE AGENTS TO ROYCE STEED
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPOINTING MARVIN EDWARDS AND TRURON GRAYSON AS ALTERNATE AGENTS TO ROYCE STEED.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
SAID MOTION HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.    
  
IN RE: ORDER FINALLY ADJOURNING THE FEBRUARY 27, 2024 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION TO FINALLY ADJOURN THE FEBRUARY 27, 2024 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
SAID MOTION HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MEETING TO BE FINALLY ADJOURNED.
SO ORDERED, THIS 27TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2024.
RICHARD D. STEVENS, PRESIDENT
HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF 
SUPERVISORS
ATTEST:
/s/MACK D. LIDDELL, JR.
CHANCERY CLERK         
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HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
RECESSED, FEBRUARY 20, 2024
10:00 A.M.
BE IT REMEMBERED, THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI MET IN THE COURTHOUSE IN THE CITY OF BELZONI, MISSISSIPPI, HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AT 10:00 A.M. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2024 BEING THE TIME DESIGNATED BY LAW FOR A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD AS PROVIDED BY MISSISSIPPI CODE ANNOTATED SECTION 19-3-11 (SUPP., 1991).  THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WERE PRESENT TO-WIT:  REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT AND MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 5; JAMES BANKHEAD, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 1; NAILON LEE, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 2; WOODROW JOHNSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 3; DELRICK HENDERSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 4; MACK LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK; BRUCE WILLIAMS, SR., SHERIFF; AND WILLIE BAILEY, BOARD ATTORNEY; AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING WERE HAD AND DONE, TO-WIT: 
       
IN RE: ORDER APPROVING SECOND CLAIMS DOCKET    
SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE SECOND CLAIMS DOCKET.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSE SESSION
IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON FOR THE MEETING TO BE CLOSED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE BOARD SHOULD DECLARE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE MATTER BEING PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS VOTING TO MAKE A DETERMINATION ON THE QUESTION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE MEETING WAS CLOSED FOR THIS PURPOSE.  THEREUPON, IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD TO COME OUT OF CLOSED SESSION AND BACK INTO OPEN SESSION, WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED TO COME OUT OF CLOSE SESSION, BACK INTO OPEN SESSION.

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS BOTH LEGEAL AND PERSONNEL MATTERS.  A MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS HAVING VOTED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, A DECLARATION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS ANNOUNCED AND THE BOARD WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THERE WERE NO VOTES TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THAT THE EXECUTIVE SESSION BE CLOSED AND THE BOARD MOVE BACK INTO OPEN SESSION.  A VOTE WAS TAKEN WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE BOARD TO BE BACK IN OPEN SESSION. AN ANNOUNCEMENT, ACCORDINGLY, WAS MADE TO THE PUBLIC.
 
IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE RENEWAL RATES OF UNITED HEALTHCARE FOR MARCH 1, 2024-FEBRUARY 28, 2025
SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE RENEWAL RATES OF UNITED HEALTHCARE FOR MARCH 1, 2024-FEBRUARY 28, 2025.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.   
FOR A COPY OF SAID RENEWAL SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

IN RE: ORDER RESCINDING THE MINUTES APPOINTING AKEITHA SMITH AS YOUTH COURT CLERK
SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION RESCINDING THE MINUTES APPOINTING AKEITHA SMITH AS YOUTH COURT CLERK.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  
IN RE: ORDER APPROVING PAYMENT TO BRADLEY FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,074.10
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING PAYMENT TO BRADLEY              FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,074.10.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  
FOR A COPY OF SAID PAYMENT SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF TRURON GRAYSON AS EMA PERSONNEL DIRECTOR AND WALKER STEWART AS ASSISTANT
SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF TRURON GRAYSON AS EMA PERSONNEL DIRECTOR AND WALKER STEWART AS ASSISTANT.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE HIRE OF ANTOINETTE WELLS AS FACILITY MANAGER OF THE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING FOR THE BELZONI AND ISOLA FACILITIES EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2024
SUPERVISOR LEE MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE HIRE OF ANTOINETTE WELLS AS FACILITY MANAGER OF THE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING FOR THE BELZONI AND ISOLA FACILITIES EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2024.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.   

IN RE: ORDER APPOINTING TRURON GRAYSON AS APPLICANT AGENT FOR FEMA
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPOINTING TRURON GRAYSON AS APPLICANT AGENT FOR FEMA                    .  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.   
FOR A COPY OF SAID APPOINTMENT SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE_____.

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR A CONSULTANT FIRM TO REVIEW THE DISASTER RECOVERY 
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD   SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR A CONSULTANT FIRM TO REVIEW THE DISASTER RECOVERY.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR AN EMA DIRECTOR
SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR LEE SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR AN EMA DIRECTOR.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

 IN RE: ORDER FINALLY ADJOURNING THE FEBRUARY 20, 2024 MEETING
SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION TO FINALLY ADJOURN THE FEBRUARY 20, 2024 BOARD MEETING.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
SAID MOTION HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED. 
SO ORDERED, THIS THE 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2024.
/s/REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT
HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
ATTEST:
/s/MACK D. LIDDELL, JR.
CHANCERY CLERK     
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
  Sealed bids will be received by the Humphreys County Board of Supervisors, until 2:00 P.M. local time, 17th day of May 2024, at the Humphreys County Courthouse in the Board of Supervisors Room, Belzoni, Mississippi, at which time and place all proposals will be opened and read aloud. Electronic bids may be submitted in lieu of paper bids at www.wcmplanroom.com. 
  Request for bids for as follows: Humphreys County MCWI Bel-Air Subdivision Stormwater Ditch Rehabilitation
  Copies may be viewed and obtained by visiting www.wcmplanroom.com. Documents are non-refundable and must be purchased through the website. For questions regarding website registration or how to obtain documents, you may contact Plan House at 662-407-0193 or admin@phbidding.com.  
  The Information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bonds and other contract documents may be examined at the following:
  1. Chancery Clerk Office, Humphreys County Courthouse, Belzoni, Mississippi.
  2. Williams, Clark & Morrison, Inc., Consulting Engineers, 213 South Main Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi.
  Humphreys County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, and to waive informalities therein, and to determine which is the best bid.  A certified check or bid bond for five percent (5%) of total bid, made payable to Humphreys County must accompany each proposal.
  A performance bond and a payment bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract will be required.
  By order of the Board of Supervisors, Regular Meeting, 1st day of April 2024.
   /s/ Reggie Pinkston
  President, Humphreys County Board of Supervisors
  Publish 4/17 & 4/24, 2024
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INVITATION FOR BIDS
  Sealed Proposals for furnishing all labor and materials as required by the drawings and specifications for the O.M. McNair Middle School & Humphrey County High School Cafeteria Renovations located at 910 Church Street, Belzoni, MS 39038 and 700 Cohn Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038, funded by District funding, will be received by the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 until 10:00 AM on May 16, 2024, and then publicly opened and read aloud. Single stipulated sum bids will be received for all work required by the contract documents in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
  Bidders must be qualified under Mississippi Law and shall hold current Certificates of Responsibility as issued by law.  
  Bids may be submitted by either of the following methods:
1. Electronic Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM on May 16, 2024, by electronic submission as  a PDF file at imsengineersbids.com each bidder submitting a bid electronically shall  include a cover document titled Bid: O.M. McNair Middle School & Humphrey County High School Cafeteria Renovations and   shall list the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number as part of its PDF bid submittal. Any electronic PDF bid that does not include the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number shall not be considered.
2. Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 AM on May 16, 2024 at the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038. All sealed bids shall be marked on the outside face of the envelope "Bid: O.M. McNair Middle School & Humphrey County High School Cafeteria Renovations and shall have the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number written on the outside of the envelope. If any envelope is not so marked, said bid shall not be opened or considered.
  A Pre-Bid conference will be held at Mississippi Achievement School District, 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 at 1:00 P.M., on April 30, 2024.
  Proposals must be submitted on the form as shown in the specifications and must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check in an amount equal to 5% of the Bid and as required by the Contract Documents.
  Performance and Payment Bond, in the full amount of the contract, will be required for contract security.
  The Contract or Contracts will be awarded to the lowest acceptable bidder, except that the Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities and the Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Owner reserves the right to hold all bids for examination for a period not to exceed Thirty
  (30) days and to award the Contract based on the best bid. All Bids shall be in compliance and subject to Sections 31-3-15 and 31-3-21 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 as annotated and amended, and in all case law pertaining thereto.
  Advertisement dates:  April 17th, 2024 and April 24th, 2024.
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NOTICE
OF
INTENTION TO DIVERT OR WITHDRAW FOR BENEFICIAL USE
THE PUBLIC WATERS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
  Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of April, 2024, Highball Farms LLC, 8106 Tupper Bayou Road, Isola, MS 38754, has filed application(s) for permit(s) to divert or withdraw the public water of the State of Mississippi for beneficial use, from the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer, in the county of Humphreys for Irrigation and Wildlife Management, subject to existing rights, the following amount(s) of water at the indicated location(s):
Application No.: GW-52823
Permitted Acreage:  140 Acres
Location: SE¼ of the SE¼ of Sec 18, T15N, R04W
  Any person, firm, association or corporation, deeming that the granting of the above application(s) will be truly detrimental to their rights to utilize the waters of said source, may protest in writing to the Permit Board of the State of Mississippi, c/o Chris Hawkins, P. O. Box 2309, Jackson, Mississippi 39225, setting forth all reasons why said application (s) should not be approved. If not protested, the permit(s) will be issued on/after ten days following publication date.
  If protested, the application(s) will be taken for consideration by the Permit Board of the State of Mississippi in its offices at 515 East Amite Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201, on, or after the 14th day of May, 2024, at which time all interested persons may appear and be heard by the Permit Board.
YMD Joint Water Management District
/s/Dillard M. Melton, Jr.
Permitting Director                       16
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HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING, FEBRUARY 27, 2024
9:00 A.M.
BE IT REMEMBERED, THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI MET IN THE CITY OF BELZONI, HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AT 10:00 A.M. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2024 PURSUANT TO NOTICE PROVIDED BY LAW FOR A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING.  THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WERE PRESENT TO-WIT:  REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT AND MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 5; JAMES BANKHEAD, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 1; NAILON LEE, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 2; WOODROW JOHNSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 3; DELRICK HENDERSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 4; MACK D. LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK; BRUCE WILLIAMS, SHERIFF; AND WILLIE BAILEY, BOARD ATTORNEY, ABSENT; AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING WERE HAD AND DONE, TO-WIT: 

THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OPENED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE FOLLOWING PROCEEDINGS WERE DONE, TO-WIT:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, I, MACK D. LIDDELL, JR. CHANCERY CLERK OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, HEREBY GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF HUMPHREYS, MISSISSIPPI, FOR A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 27, 2024 AT 9:00 A.M. TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS MATTER:  
1.   DISCUSSION OF THE AMBULANCE SERVICE
2.   DISCUSSION OF EMA DEPARTMENT
NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN, THIS 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2024. 
MACK D. LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK 
HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSE SESSION
IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD FOR THE MEETING TO BE CLOSED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE BOARD SHOULD DECLARE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE MATTER BEING PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS VOTING TO MAKE A DETERMINATION ON THE QUESTION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE MEETING WAS CLOSED FOR THIS PURPOSE.  THEREUPON, IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD TO COME OUT OF CLOSED SESSION AND BACK INTO OPEN SESSION, WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED TO COME OUT OF CLOSE SESSION, BACK INTO OPEN SESSION.

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS BOTH LEGAL AND PERSONNEL MATTERS.  A MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS HAVING VOTED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, A DECLARATION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS ANNOUNCED AND THE BOARD WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THERE WERE VOTES TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THAT THE EXECUTIVE SESSION BE CLOSED AND THE BOARD MOVE BACK INTO OPEN SESSION.  A VOTE WAS TAKEN WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE BOARD TO BE BACK IN OPEN SESSION. AN ANNOUNCEMENT, ACCORDINGLY, WAS MADE TO THE PUBLIC.
IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE PERSONNEL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE PERSONNEL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.    

IN RE: ORDER APPOINTING MARVIN EDWARDS AND TRURON GRAYSON AS ALTERNATE AGENTS TO ROYCE STEED
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPOINTING MARVIN EDWARDS AND TRURON GRAYSON AS ALTERNATE AGENTS TO ROYCE STEED.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
SAID MOTION HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.    
  
IN RE: ORDER FINALLY ADJOURNING THE FEBRUARY 27, 2024 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION TO FINALLY ADJOURN THE FEBRUARY 27, 2024 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
SAID MOTION HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MEETING TO BE FINALLY ADJOURNED.
SO ORDERED, THIS 27TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2024.
RICHARD D. STEVENS, PRESIDENT
HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF 
SUPERVISORS
ATTEST:
/s/MACK D. LIDDELL, JR.
CHANCERY CLERK         
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HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
RECESSED, FEBRUARY 20, 2024
10:00 A.M.
BE IT REMEMBERED, THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI MET IN THE COURTHOUSE IN THE CITY OF BELZONI, MISSISSIPPI, HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AT 10:00 A.M. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2024 BEING THE TIME DESIGNATED BY LAW FOR A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD AS PROVIDED BY MISSISSIPPI CODE ANNOTATED SECTION 19-3-11 (SUPP., 1991).  THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WERE PRESENT TO-WIT:  REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT AND MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 5; JAMES BANKHEAD, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 1; NAILON LEE, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 2; WOODROW JOHNSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 3; DELRICK HENDERSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 4; MACK LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK; BRUCE WILLIAMS, SR., SHERIFF; AND WILLIE BAILEY, BOARD ATTORNEY; AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING WERE HAD AND DONE, TO-WIT: 
       
IN RE: ORDER APPROVING SECOND CLAIMS DOCKET    
SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE SECOND CLAIMS DOCKET.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSE SESSION
IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON FOR THE MEETING TO BE CLOSED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE BOARD SHOULD DECLARE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE MATTER BEING PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS VOTING TO MAKE A DETERMINATION ON THE QUESTION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE MEETING WAS CLOSED FOR THIS PURPOSE.  THEREUPON, IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD TO COME OUT OF CLOSED SESSION AND BACK INTO OPEN SESSION, WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED TO COME OUT OF CLOSE SESSION, BACK INTO OPEN SESSION.

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS BOTH LEGEAL AND PERSONNEL MATTERS.  A MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS HAVING VOTED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, A DECLARATION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS ANNOUNCED AND THE BOARD WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THERE WERE NO VOTES TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.  SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THAT THE EXECUTIVE SESSION BE CLOSED AND THE BOARD MOVE BACK INTO OPEN SESSION.  A VOTE WAS TAKEN WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE BOARD TO BE BACK IN OPEN SESSION. AN ANNOUNCEMENT, ACCORDINGLY, WAS MADE TO THE PUBLIC.
 
IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE RENEWAL RATES OF UNITED HEALTHCARE FOR MARCH 1, 2024-FEBRUARY 28, 2025
SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE RENEWAL RATES OF UNITED HEALTHCARE FOR MARCH 1, 2024-FEBRUARY 28, 2025.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.   
FOR A COPY OF SAID RENEWAL SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

IN RE: ORDER RESCINDING THE MINUTES APPOINTING AKEITHA SMITH AS YOUTH COURT CLERK
SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION RESCINDING THE MINUTES APPOINTING AKEITHA SMITH AS YOUTH COURT CLERK.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  
IN RE: ORDER APPROVING PAYMENT TO BRADLEY FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,074.10
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING PAYMENT TO BRADLEY              FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,074.10.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  
FOR A COPY OF SAID PAYMENT SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF TRURON GRAYSON AS EMA PERSONNEL DIRECTOR AND WALKER STEWART AS ASSISTANT
SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF TRURON GRAYSON AS EMA PERSONNEL DIRECTOR AND WALKER STEWART AS ASSISTANT.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE HIRE OF ANTOINETTE WELLS AS FACILITY MANAGER OF THE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING FOR THE BELZONI AND ISOLA FACILITIES EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2024
SUPERVISOR LEE MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE HIRE OF ANTOINETTE WELLS AS FACILITY MANAGER OF THE MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING FOR THE BELZONI AND ISOLA FACILITIES EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2024.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.   

IN RE: ORDER APPOINTING TRURON GRAYSON AS APPLICANT AGENT FOR FEMA
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPOINTING TRURON GRAYSON AS APPLICANT AGENT FOR FEMA                    .  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.   
FOR A COPY OF SAID APPOINTMENT SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE_____.

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR A CONSULTANT FIRM TO REVIEW THE DISASTER RECOVERY 
SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD   SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR A CONSULTANT FIRM TO REVIEW THE DISASTER RECOVERY.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR AN EMA DIRECTOR
SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR LEE SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR AN EMA DIRECTOR.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

 IN RE: ORDER FINALLY ADJOURNING THE FEBRUARY 20, 2024 MEETING
SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION TO FINALLY ADJOURN THE FEBRUARY 20, 2024 BOARD MEETING.  THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
PINKSTON AYE
BANKHEAD AYE
HENDERSON AYE
JOHNSON AYE
LEE AYE
SAID MOTION HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED. 
SO ORDERED, THIS THE 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2024.
/s/REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT
HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
ATTEST:
/s/MACK D. LIDDELL, JR.
CHANCERY CLERK 


IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST

WILL AND TESTAMENT OF

JACOB RUSH, DECEASED CA

No. 2023-0108

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO THE CREDITORS OF JACOB RUSH, DECEASED:

Letters testamentary in the estate of Jacob Rush, deceased, having been granted on the 15th, day of April, 2024, by the Chancery Court of Humphreys County, Mississippi, to the undersigned, as Executrix, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate of said Jacob Rush, deceased, to present the same to the Clerk of said Court for probate and registration according to law within ninety (90) days from date of first publication of this notice, and any claims not so probated and registered within said time will be forever barred.

This the 22nd day of April, 2024

Nia Rush, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Jacob Rush, deceased

Boerner Law Firm, P.C.

Solicitors

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

City of Belzoni –

Belzoni Municipal Airport

BIL Project No. 3-28-0007-024-2024

Sealed bids will be received until May 22, 2024, at 10:00 A.M., and then publicly opened and read at Belzoni Airport Terminal Building, Belzoni, MS 39038, for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment and performing all work necessary for the construction of City of Belzoni - 2024 Airport Improvements,

BIL Project No. 3-28-0007-024-2024, Humphreys County, Mississippi.

Copies of the bid documents including project drawings and technical specifications are on file and may be inspected at the following locations:

Gardner Engineering, P.A., 216 Second Street, Indianola, MS 38751

Belzoni Airport Terminal Building, Belzoni, MS 39038

A complete set of bid documents may be obtained from Gardner Engineering, P.A., 216 Second Street, P. O. Drawer A, Indianola, MS 38751, Telephone 662-887-1862, for a fee of $100.00, none of which is refundable.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid guaranty in the amount of five (5) percent of the total amount of the bid. The bid guaranty may be by certified check or bid bond made payable to City of Belzoni.

Bids may be held by the City of Belzoni for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of evaluating bids prior to award of contract.

The right is reserved, as the City of Belzoni may require, to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the bids received.

This project is subject to the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended. The Contractor is required to comply with wage and labor provisions and to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedule of wage rates established by the United States Department of Labor.

Award of contract is also subject to the following Federal provisions:

Executive Order 11246 and DOL Regulation 41 CFR PART 60 - Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity

DOL Regulation 29 CFR Part 5 – Davis Bacon Act

DOT Regulation 49 CFR PART 29 - Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension and Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace

DOT Regulation 49 CFR PART 30 - Denial of Public Works Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Procurement Market Access to U.S. Contractors (Foreign Trade Restriction).

TITLE 49 United States Code, CHAPTER 501 – Buy American Preferences

The principal items of work under this contract are:

Taxilane Construction and Fencing

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

City of Belzoni –

Belzoni Municipal Airport

AIP Project No. 3-28-0007-025-2024

Sealed bids will be received until May 22, 2024, at 10:00 A.M., and then publicly opened and read at Belzoni Airport Terminal Building, Belzoni, MS 39038, for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment and performing all work necessary for the construction of City of Belzoni - 2024 Airport Improvements,

AIP Project No. 3-28-0007-025-2024, Humphreys County, Mississippi.

Copies of the bid documents including project drawings and technical specifications are on file and may be inspected at the following locations:

Gardner Engineering, P.A., 216 Second Street, Indianola, MS 38751

Belzoni Airport Terminal Building, Belzoni, MS 39038

A complete set of bid documents may be obtained from Gardner Engineering, P.A., 216 Second Street, P. O. Drawer A, Indianola, MS 38751, Telephone 662-887-1862, for a fee of $100.00, none of which is refundable.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid guaranty in the amount of five (5) percent of the total amount of the bid. The bid guaranty may be by certified check or bid bond made payable to City of Belzoni.

Bids may be held by the City of Belzoni for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of evaluating bids prior to award of contract.

The right is reserved, as the City of Belzoni may require, to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the bids received.

This project is subject to the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended. The Contractor is required to comply with wage and labor provisions and to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedule of wage rates established by the United States Department of Labor.

Award of contract is also subject to the following Federal provisions:

Executive Order 11246 and DOL Regulation 41 CFR PART 60 - Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity

DOL Regulation 29 CFR Part 5 – Davis Bacon Act

DOT Regulation 49 CFR PART 29 - Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension and Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace

DOT Regulation 49 CFR PART 30 - Denial of Public Works Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Procurement Market Access to U.S. Contractors (Foreign Trade Restriction).

TITLE 49 United States Code, CHAPTER 501 – Buy American Preferences

The principal items of work under this contract are:

2-Unit Airport Hanger

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INVITATION FOR BIDS

Sealed Proposals for furnishing all labor and materials as required by the drawings and specifications for the O.M. McNair Middle HVAC Improvements located at 910 Church Street, Belzoni, MS 39038, funded by District and ESSER funding, will be received by the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 until 10:00 AM on May 23, 2024, and then publicly opened and read aloud. Single stipulated sum bids will be received for all work required by the contract documents in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Bidders must be qualified under Mississippi Law and shall hold current Certificates of Responsibility as issued by law and be registered on SAM.gov. Mississippi Achievement School District encourages Minority and/or Women-owned Business Enterprise contractors and subcontractors.

Bids may be submitted by either of the following methods:

1. Electronic Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM on May 23, 2024, by electronic submission as a PDF file at imsengineersbids.com each bidder submitting a bid electronically shall include a cover document titled Bid: O.M. McNair Middle HVAC Improvements and   shall list the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number as part of its PDF bid submittal. Any electronic PDF bid that does not include the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number shall not be considered.

2. Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 AM on May 23, 2024 at the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038. All sealed bids shall be marked on the outside face of the envelope "Bid: O.M. McNair Middle HVAC Improvements and shall have the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number written on the outside of the envelope. If any envelope is not so marked, said bid shall not be opened or considered.

A Pre-Bid conference will be held at Mississippi Achievement School District, 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 at 1:00 P.M., on May 7, 2024.

Proposals must be submitted on the form as shown in the specifications and must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check in an amount equal to 5% of the Bid and as required by the Contract Documents.

Performance and Payment Bond, in the full amount of the contract, will be required for contract security.

The Contract or Contracts will be awarded to the lowest acceptable bidder, except that the Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities and the Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Owner reserves the right to hold all bids for examination for a period not to exceed Thirty

(30) days and to award the Contract based on the best bid. All Bids shall be in compliance and subject to Sections 31-3-15 and 31-3-21 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 as annotated and amended, and in all case law pertaining thereto.

Advertisement dates: April 24th, 2024 and May 1st, 2024.

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INVITATION FOR BIDS

Sealed Proposals for furnishing all labor and materials as required by the drawings and specifications for the Humphrey County High Performing Arts HVAC Improvements located at 700 Cohn Street, Belzoni, MS 39038, funded by District and ESSER funding, will be received by the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 until 10:30 AM on May 23, 2024, and then publicly opened and read aloud. Single stipulated sum bids will be received for all work required by the contract documents in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Bidders must be qualified under Mississippi Law and shall hold current Certificates of Responsibility as issued by law and be registered on SAM.gov. Mississippi Achievement School District encourages Minority and/or Women-owned Business Enterprise contractors and subcontractors.

Bids may be submitted by either of the following methods:

1. Electronic Bids will be accepted until 10:30 AM on May 23, 2024, by electronic submission as a PDF file at imsengineersbids.com each bidder submitting a bid electronically shall include a cover document titled Bid: Humphrey County High Performing Arts HVAC Improvements and   shall list the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number as part of its PDF bid submittal. Any electronic PDF bid that does not include the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number shall not be considered.

2. Sealed bids will be received until 10:30 AM on May 23, 2024 at the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038. All sealed bids shall be marked on the outside face of the envelope "Bid: Humphrey County High Performing Arts HVAC Improvements and shall have the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number written on the outside of the envelope. If any envelope is not so marked, said bid shall not be opened or considered.

A Pre-Bid conference will be held at Mississippi Achievement School District, 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 at 2:00 P.M., on May 7, 2024.

Proposals must be submitted on the form as shown in the specifications and must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check in an amount equal to 5% of the Bid and as required by the Contract Documents.

Performance and Payment Bond, in the full amount of the contract, will be required for contract security.

The Contract or Contracts will be awarded to the lowest acceptable bidder, except that the Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities and the Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Owner reserves the right to hold all bids for examination for a period not to exceed Thirty

(30) days and to award the Contract based on the best bid. All Bids shall be in compliance and subject to Sections 31-3-15 and 31-3-21 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 as annotated and amended, and in all case law pertaining thereto.

Advertisement dates: April 24th, 2024 and May 1st, 2024.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bids will be received by The Town of Silver City, until 10:00 A.M. local time, 24th day of May 2024, at the Engineer’s Office, Williams, Clark & Morrison Inc., 213 South Main Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi, at which time and place all proposals will be opened and read aloud. Electronic bids may be submitted in lieu of paper bids at www.wcmplanroom.com.

Request for bids for as follows: Town of Silver City Wastewater Treatment Facility Repair (Rebid)

Copies may be viewed and obtained by visiting www.wcmplanroom.com. Documents are non-refundable and must be purchased through the website. For questions regarding website registration or how to obtain documents, you may contact Plan House at 662-407-0193 or admin@phbidding.com.

The Information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bonds and other contract documents may be examined at the following:

1. Chancery Clerk Office, Humphreys County Courthouse, Belzoni, Mississippi.

2. Williams, Clark & Morrison, Inc., Consulting Engineers, 213 South Main Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

The Town of Silver City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, and to waive informalities therein, and to determine which is the best bid. A certified check or bid bond for five percent (5%) of total bid, made payable to The Town of Silver City must accompany each proposal.

A performance bond and a payment bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract will be required.

By order of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, Regular Meeting, 2nd day of April 2024.

/s/ Robert A. Hairston

Mayor

The Town of Silver City

Publish 4/24 & 5/1, 2024

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR MAINTEANCE WORKER

Notice is hereby given by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Belzoni, Mississippi and will receive applications for a dedicated maintenance worker. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and must be able to pass a drug test. Applications will be accepted at the WIN Job Center until April 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

The City of Belzoni, Mississippi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and practice of the City to recruit, hire, promote, and employ all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or veterans status and to promote equal employment in all terms and conditions of employment.

Given under my hand and official seal of this office this the 12th day of January 2024.

/s/ JOE L JACKSON, MAYOR

/s/ DELORES HARRIS, CITY CLERK

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INVITATION FOR BIDS

Sealed Proposals for furnishing all labor and materials as required by the drawings and specifications for the Humphrey High School Athletic Complex located at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038, funded by District funding, will be received by the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 until 10:00 AM on May 9, 2024, and then publicly opened and read aloud. Single stipulated sum bids will be received for all work required by the contract documents in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Bidders must be qualified under Mississippi Law and shall hold current Certificates of Responsibility as issued by law.

Bids may be submitted by either of the following methods:

1. Electronic Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM on May 9, 2024, by electronic submission as a PDF file at imsengineersbids.com each bidder submitting a bid electronically shall include a cover document titled Bid: Humphrey High School Athletic Complex and   shall list the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number as part of its PDF bid submittal. Any electronic PDF bid that does not include the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number shall not be considered.

2. Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 AM on May 9, 2024 at the Mississippi Achievement School District at 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038. All sealed bids shall be marked on the outside face of the envelope "Bid: Humphrey High School Athletic Complex and shall have the bidder's Certificate of Responsibility Number written on the outside of the       envelope. If any envelope is not so marked, said bid shall not be opened or considered.

A Pre-Bid conference will be held at Mississippi Achievement School District, 401 Fourth Street, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038 at 1:00 P.M., on April 23, 2024.

Proposals must be submitted on the form as shown in the specifications and must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check in an amount equal to 5% of the Bid and as required by the Contract Documents.

Performance and Payment Bond, in the full amount of the contract, will be required for contract security.

The Contract or Contracts will be awarded to the lowest acceptable bidder, except that the Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities and the Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Owner reserves the right to hold all bids for examination for a period not to exceed Thirty (30) days and to award the Contract based on the best bid. All Bids shall be in compliance and subject to Sections 31-3-15 and 31-3-21 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 as annotated and amended, and in all case law pertaining thereto.

Advertisement dates: April 10th, 2024 and April 17th, 2024.

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

ARTHUR KYLE JOHNSON, DECEASED

BY:           CAUSE NO. 24-cv-00006-DMJ

JANICE GLASSCOCK JOHNSON, ADMINISTRATRIX                  PETITIONER

VS.

JANICE GLASSCOCK JOHNSON, JEREMY K. JOHNSON, AMY REBECCA JOHNSON BARNETT, AND ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF ARTHUR KYLE JOHNSON, DECEASED, AND ANY PERSON OR PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR KYLE JOHNSON, DECEASED  

RESPONDENTS

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

TO: Janice Glasscock Johnson, who is the wife of decedent, is an adult resident of Humphreys County, Mississippi, her address being P. O. Box 160, Silver City, Mississippi 39166.

Jeremy K. Johnson, who is the son of decedent, is an adult resident of King County, Washington, his address being 20025 2nd Avenue NW, Shoreline, Washington 98177

Amy Rebecca Johnson Barnett, who is the daughter of decedent, is an adult resident to Shelby County, Alabama, her address being 277 Village Drive, Calera, Alabama 35040.

ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF ARTHUR KYLE JOHNSON, DECEASED, AND ANY UNKNOWN PERSON OR PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR KYLE JOHNSON, DECEASED

You have been made a Respondent in the suit filed in this Court by Janice Glasscock Johnson, as Administratrix of the Estate of Arthur Kyle Johnson, Deceased, Petitioner, seeking a determination of the heirship of Arthur Kyle Johnson, Deceased. All Respondents in this action are Janice Glasscock Johnson, Jeremy K. Johnson, Amy Rebecca Johnson Barnett, and any unknown heirs-at-law of Arthur Kyle Johnson, Deceased, and any unknown person or persons having or claiming an interest in the Estate of Arthur Kyle Johnson, Deceased.

You are summoned to appear and defend against the Petition filed against you in this action at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024, in the Chancery Courtroom at the Humphreys County Courthouse, 102 Castleman Street, Suite #2, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038, and in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment may be entered against you for the things demanded in the Petition.

You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. If you file an answer or other pleading, you must mail or deliver a copy to Floyd M. Melton III, attorney for Petitioner, whose address is Post Office Box 534, Greenwood, Mississippi 38935-0534, and whose street address is 107 ½ East Market Street, Greenwood, Mississippi 38930, whose phone number is (662) 453-8016, and you must also file the original of such answer or pleading with the Clerk of this Court.

Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 8th day of April, 2024.

MACK D. LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK

CHANCERY COURT OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MS

P. O. BOX 547

BELZONI, MS 39038

By: /s/ Shavon Ellis, D.C.

PUBLISH:   April 10, 2024, April 17, 2024, and April 24, 2024

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SPECIAL COMMISSIONER’S

NOTICE OF SALE

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

COUNTY OF Humphreys

WHEREAS, on the 6th day of May, 2002, , Johnnie Carroll, a single woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Charlene Griffin, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for MortgageAmerica, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Humphreys County, Mississippi in Trust Deed Book 233 at Page 814 Instrument# 984299; and

WHEREAS, Johnnie Carroll, a single woman is also known as Johnnie L. Carroll per the land records of Humphreys County, Mississippi; and

WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to GSMS 2021-1 Trust by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in T DT Book 0360 at Page 366 Instrument# 2024000142; and

WHEREAS by Order granting Default Judgment and Final Judgment on the Pleadings, in the matter of Nationstar Mortgage, LLC vs. The Uknown Heirs at Law of Johnnie L. Carroll, deceased, et al; Cause No. 2022-0110 in the Chancery Court of Humphreys County, Mississippi, rendered on the 18th day of September 2023, which confirms title to the subject property in the name of Johnnie Carroll, subject to Deed of Trust filed in the land records in Humphreys County in Trust Deed Book 233 at Page 814 and recognizes said Deed of Trust to be a valid, perfected and enforceable First Priority Lien on the subject property. The Order further authorizes judicial foreclosure of the subject Deed of Trust recorded in Trust Deed Book 233 at Page 814, and appoints Dean Morris, LLC, Special Commissioner for purposes of conducting the Judicial Foreclosure Sale. Said Order appearing in the Chancery Clerk of Humphreys County, Mississippi's land records in T LD Book 212 at Page 38 Instrument No. 2023000901 on October 12, 2023; and

WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 1st day of May, 2024, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the north front door of the Humphreys County Courthouse at Belzoni, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Humphreys County, Mississippi, to-wit:

Lot 14, Shannon's Second Addition, as per map or plat thereof on file in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Humphreys County, Mississippi, together with all tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereupon situated or in anywise appertaining.

I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Special Commissioner.

WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 27th day of March, 2024.

Dean Morris, LLC

Special Commissioner

855 S Pear Orchard Rd,

Ste. 404 Bldg 400

Ridgeland, MS 39157

(318) 330-9020

adp/F22-0016

PUBLISH: 4-10-2024 / 4-17-2024 / 4-24-2024

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES

The Town of Isola is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms or individuals to provide Engineering services for work related to the application for and implementation of an FY 2024 CDBG project. You are invited to submit a Statement of Qualifications, in accordance with this request, to the Town of Isola, 203 Julia Street, Isola, MS 38754, no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2024. Statements of Qualifications will be opened at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen or an appointed selection committee.

The Engineer will be responsible for preparing project cost estimates for application preparation and if awarded, the selected Engineer will provide all engineering services through project closeout in accordance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies. The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following: 1) prepare plans and specifications, 2) distribute bid documents, 3) assist in bid opening and prepare bid tabulation, 4) assist in the execution of construction contracts, 5) hold pre-construction conference, and 6) perform construction inspection including periodic reports to the Town of Isola and approve all payment requests.

The Town of Isola is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town encourages Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) to submit Statements of Qualifications. The Town also encourages Section 3 eligible businesses to submit Statements of Qualifications. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 17010) requires, to the greatest extent feasible, that the Town of Isola and its contractors that participate in the above referenced Program give opportunities for job training and employment to lower income residents of the Town of Isola. Section 3 also requires that contracts for work in connection with the Section 3 area be awarded to Section 3 eligible business concerns.

All Statements of Qualifications must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked with the following language: “Statement of Qualifications for CDBG Engineering Services.” Statements of Qualifications will be evaluated on the following factors: Qualifications (40 points), Experience (40 points) and Capacity for Performance (20 points). To be evaluated properly, the following must be addressed in detail:

Qualifications – List of qualifications of persons to be assigned to the project;

Experience – Information regarding the firm’s experience and the projects previously undertaken, including the type and amount of grants awarded, the projects activities, and the status of the projects;

Capacity for Performance – Identify the number and title of staff assigned to provide services.

The Town may designate a selection committee to evaluate each Statement of Qualifications. The Town may hold Statements of Qualifications for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days for the purpose of reviewing the content of the Statements of Qualifications and investigating the qualifications of the firms and assigned individuals. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all Statements of Qualifications.

Subject to CDBG awards and the removal of all environmental conditions, the Town will award a contract with the qualified individual or firm whose Statement of Qualifications has the highest number of cumulative points following evaluation and determined to be the most advantageous to the Town, all factors considered. The contract will include scope and extent of work and other essential requirements. An individual contract will be executed for each awarded project, and the contract will be on a fixed price basis. The Town of Isola has the authority to terminate the selection at any time.

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES

The Town of Silver City is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms or individuals to provide Engineering services for work related to the application for and implementation of an FY 2024 CDBG project. You are invited to submit a Statement of Qualifications, in accordance with this request, to the Town of Silver City, 70 Mimms Avenue, Post Office Box 117, Silver City, MS 39166, no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2024. Statements of Qualifications will be opened at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen or an appointed selection committee.

The Engineer will be responsible for preparing project cost estimates for application preparation and if awarded, the selected Engineer will provide all engineering services through project closeout in accordance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies. The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following: 1) prepare plans and specifications, 2) distribute bid documents, 3) assist in bid opening and prepare bid tabulation, 4) assist in the execution of construction contracts, 5) hold pre-construction conference, and 6) perform construction inspection including periodic reports to the Town of Silver City and approve all payment requests.

The Town of Silver City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town encourages Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) to submit Statements of Qualifications. The Town also encourages Section 3 eligible businesses to submit Statements of Qualifications. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 17010) requires, to the greatest extent feasible, that the Town of Silver City and its contractors that participate in the above referenced Program give opportunities for job training and employment to lower income residents of the Town of Silver City. Section 3 also requires that contracts for work in connection with the Section 3 area be awarded to Section 3 eligible business concerns.

All Statements of Qualifications must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked with the following language: “Statement of Qualifications for CDBG Engineering Services.” Statements of Qualifications will be evaluated on the following factors: Qualifications (40 points), Experience (40 points) and Capacity for Performance (20 points). To be evaluated properly, the following must be addressed in detail:

Qualifications – List of qualifications of persons to be assigned to the project;

Experience – Information regarding the firm’s experience and the projects previously undertaken, including the type and amount of grants awarded, the projects activities, and the status of the projects;

Capacity for Performance – Identify the number and title of staff assigned to provide services.

The Town may designate a selection committee to evaluate each Statement of Qualifications. The Town may hold Statements of Qualifications for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days for the purpose of reviewing the content of the Statements of Qualifications and investigating the qualifications of the firms and assigned individuals. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all Statements of Qualifications.

Subject to CDBG awards and the removal of all environmental conditions, the Town will award a contract with the qualified individual or firm whose Statement of Qualifications has the highest number of cumulative points following evaluation and determined to be the most advantageous to the Town, all factors considered. The contract will include scope and extent of work and other essential requirements. An individual contract will be executed for each awarded project, and the contract will be on a fixed price basis. The Town of Silver City has the authority to terminate the selection at any time.

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HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

RECESSED, JANUARY 10, 2024

10:00 A.M.

BE IT REMEMBERED, THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI MET IN THE COURTHOUSE IN THE CITY OF BELZONI, MISSISSIPPI, HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AT 10:00 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2024 BEING THE TIME DESIGNATED BY LAW FOR A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD AS PROVIDED BY MISSISSIPPI CODE ANNOTATED SECTION 19-3-11 (SUPP., 1991). THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WERE PRESENT TO-WIT: REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT AND MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 5; JAMES BANKHEAD, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 1; NAILON LEE, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 2; WOODROW JOHNSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 3; DELRICK HENDERSON, MEMBER FROM DISTRICT 4; MACK LIDDELL, JR., CHANCERY CLERK; BRUCE WILLIAMS, SR., SHERIFF; AND WILLIE BAILEY, BOARD ATTORNEY; AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING WERE HAD AND DONE, TO-WIT:

    

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING ADVERTISEMENT FOR DUMP TRUCKS

SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING ADVERTISEMENT FOR DUMP TRUCKS. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

 

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE RUN OF A SECOND DOCKET

SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE RUN OF A SECOND DOCKET. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  

              

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE CONTRACT OF SOUTH DELTA PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT TO PROVIDE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR SERVICES TO HUMPHREYS COUNTY FOR A NINETY (90) DAY PERIOD

SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE CONTRACT OF SOUTH DELTA PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT TO PROVIDE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR SERVICES TO HUMPHREYS COUNTY FOR A NINETY (90) DAY PERIOD. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED. FOR A COPY OF SAID CONTRACT SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

              

IN RE: ORDER AUTHORIZING WAYNE MORRISON TO WRITE A LETTER TO MS OFFICE OF STATE AID ROAD CONSTRUCTION VERIFYING THAT CEMETERY ROAD LOCATED IN HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MS IS A COUNTY ROAD

SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BROOMFIELD SECONDED THE MOTION AUTHORIZING WAYNE MORRISON TO WRITE A LETTER TO MS OFFICE OF STATE AID ROAD CONSTRUCTION VERIFYING THAT CEMETERY ROAD LOCATED IN HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MS IS A COUNTY ROAD. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

 

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE TRAVEL OF ROAD FOREMEN TO THE MAS MID-WINTER CONFERENCE JANUARY 24-25, 2024

SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE TRAVEL OF ROAD FOREMEN TO THE MAS MID-WINTER CONFERENCE JANUARY 24-25, 2024. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

 

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE USE OF THE COUNTY CREDIT CARD FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS DECEMBER 11, 2023 FOR COURT COMMITMENT OF DRUG/ALCOHOL TREATMENT IN BILOXI, MS ORDERED BY CHANCELLOR GILES

SUPERVISOR LEE MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE USE OF THE COUNTY CREDIT CARD FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS DECEMBER 11, 2023 FOR COURT COMMITMENT OF DRUG/ALCOHOL TREATMENT IN BILOXI, MS ORDERED BY CHANCELLOR GILES. CREDIT CARD WAS AUTHORIZED AT HOME2SUITES IN THE AMOUNT OF $144.48. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

 

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE CONTRACTS OF THREE RIVERS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT HIGH AVAILABILITY COMPUTER SERVICE LEASE AGREEMENT AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE SUPPORT AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF ATTORNEY BAILEY

SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE CONTRACTS OF THREE RIVERS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT HIGH AVAILABILITY COMPUTER SERVICE LEASE AGREEMENT AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE SUPPORT AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF ATTORNEY BAILEY. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  

FOR A COPY OF SAID AGREEMENTS SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE_____.

 

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE EQUIPMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN FISHER CONSTRUCTION, INC AND THE HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE EQUIPMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN FISHER CONSTRUCTION, INC AND THE HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED. FOR A COPY OF SAID AGREEMENT SEE MINUTE BOOK ______ PAGE ______.

 

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSE SESSION

IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR HENDERSON FOR THE MEETING TO BE CLOSED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE BOARD SHOULD DECLARE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION. THE MATTER BEING PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS VOTING TO MAKE A DETERMINATION ON THE QUESTION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE MEETING WAS CLOSED FOR THIS PURPOSE. THEREUPON, IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR JOHNSON TO COME OUT OF CLOSED SESSION AND BACK INTO OPEN SESSION, WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED TO COME OUT OF CLOSE SESSION, BACK INTO OPEN SESSION.

 

IN RE: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

IT WAS MOVED BY SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR JOHNSON TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PERSONNEL MATTERS. A MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

A MAJORITY OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS HAVING VOTED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, A DECLARATION OF AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS ANNOUNCED AND THE BOARD WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. THERE WERE NO VOTES TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR HENDERSON SECONDED THAT THE EXECUTIVE SESSION BE CLOSED AND THE BOARD MOVE BACK INTO OPEN SESSION. A VOTE WAS TAKEN WITH ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE BOARD TO BE BACK IN OPEN SESSION. AN ANNOUNCEMENT, ACCORDINGLY, WAS MADE TO THE PUBLIC.

 

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE PERSONNEL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION

SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE PERSONNEL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        AYE

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  

 

IN RE: SUPERVISOR LEE EXITS THE MEETING AT 1:37 P.M.

 

IN RE: ORDER ACKNOWLEDGING 16TH SECTION PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUST LAND RECREATIONAL LEASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEE MISSISSIPPI ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WETLANDS, LLC FOR A TERM OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 16, 2023 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2048 AT A RATE OF $800.00 PER ANNUM FOR SECTION 16-15N-2W LOT 7 TOWNSEND LAKE

SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION ACKNOWLEDGING 16TH SECTION SCHOOL TRUST LAND RECREATIONAL LEASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN MISSISSIPPI ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WETLANDS, LLC FOR A TERM OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 16, 2023 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2048 AT A RATE OF $800.00 PER ANNUM FOR SECTION 16-15N-2W LOT 7 TOWNSEND LAKE. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        ABSENT

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

FOR A COPY OF SAID LEASE SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

 

IN RE: ORDER ACKNOWLEDGING 16TH SECTION PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUST LAND RECREATIONAL LEASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEE MISSISSIPPI ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WETLANDS, LLC FOR A TERM OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 16, 2023 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2048 AT A RATE OF $2200.00 PER ANNUM FOR 16-15N-2W LOT 5 & LOT 6 TOWNSEND LAKE

SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION ACKNOWLEDGING 16TH SECTION SCHOOL TRUST LAND RECREATIONAL LEASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN MISSISSIPPI ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WETLANDS, LLC FOR A TERM OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 16, 2023 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2048 AT A RATE OF $2200.00 PER ANNUM FOR SECTION 16-15N-2W LOT 5 & LOT 6 TOWNSEND LAKE. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        ABSENT

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

FOR A COPY OF SAID LEASE SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

 

IN RE: ORDER ACKNOWLEDGING 16TH SECTION PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUST LAND RECREATIONAL LEASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEE MISSISSIPPI ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WETLANDS, LLC FOR A TERM OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 16, 2023 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2048 AT A RATE OF $798.00 PER ANNUM FOR SECTION 16-15N-2W LOT 8 TOWNSEND LAKE

                                                                                                

SUPERVISOR JOHNSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION ACKNOWLEDGING 16TH SECTION SCHOOL TRUST LAND RECREATIONAL LEASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN MISSISSIPPI ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WETLANDS, LLC FOR A TERM OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 16, 2023 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2048 AT A RATE OF $798.00 PER ANNUM FOR SECTION 16-15N-2W LOT 8 TOWNSEND LAKE. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        ABSENT

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

FOR A COPY OF SAID LEASE SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

 

IN RE: ORDER APPROVING THE ATTENDANCE OF MARVIN JONES TO THE MS CIRCUIT CLERK CONFERENCE JANUARY 9-12, 2024 AND MS STATEWIDE ELECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM’S TRAINING FEBRUARY 4-6, 2024

SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD SECONDED THE MOTION APPROVING THE ATTENDANCE OF MARVIN JONES TO THE MS CIRCUIT CLERK’S CONFERENCE JANUARY 9-12, 2024 AND MS STATEWIDE ELECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM’S TRAINING FEBRUARY 4-6, 2024. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        ABSENT

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

 

IN RE: ORDER ACKNOWLEDGING THE CERTIFICATE OF APRIL MORGAN AS A CERTIFIED APPRAISER

SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE CERTIFICATE OF APRIL MORGAN AS A CERTIFIED APPRAISER. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        ABSENT

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.  

FOR A COPY OF SAID CERTIFICATE SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE ______.

 

IN RE: ORDER ACKNOWLEDGING THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOVERNOR OBSERVING JANUARY 15, 2024 AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY HONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY

SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOVERNOR OBSERVING JANUARY 15, 2024 AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        ABSENT

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

FOR A COPY OF SAID PROCLAMATION SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE_____.

 

IN RE: ORDER ACCEPTING THE QUOTE OF KIRK AUTO GROUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $41,800.00 AT STATE CONTRACT PRICE AND FINANCING WITH GUARANTY BANK

 

SUPERVISOR BANKHEAD MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION ACCEPTING THE QUOTE OF KIRK AUTO GROUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $41,800.00 AT STATE CONTRACT PRICE AND FINANCING WITH GUARANTY BANK & TRUST COMPANY. A QUOTE WAS ALSO RECEIVED FROM PINE BELT AUTO GROUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $42,265.00. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        ABSENT

THE MATTER HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MOTION PASSED AND CARRIED.

FOR A COPY OF SAID QUOTE AND FINANCING SEE MINUTE BOOK _____ PAGE _____.

 

IN RE: ORDER FINALLY ADJOURNING THE JANUARY 10, 2024 MEETING

SUPERVISOR HENDERSON MOVED AND SUPERVISOR JOHNSON SECONDED THE MOTION TO FINALLY ADJOURN THE JANUARY 10, 2024 BOARD MEETING. THE MATTER WAS PUT TO A VOTE WITH ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

PINKSTON             AYE

BANKHEAD            AYE

HENDERSON          AYE

JOHNSON              AYE

LEE                        ABSENT

SAID MOTION HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED.

SO ORDERED, THIS THE 10TH DAY OF JANUARY 2024.

/S/REGGIE PINKSTON, PRESIDENT

HUMPHREYS COUNTY BOARD OF

SUPERVISORS

ATTEST:

/S/MACK D. LIDDELL, JR.

CHANCERY CLERK

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO THE CREDITORS OF ARTHUR KYLE JOHNSON, DECEASED:

Letters of Administration for the Estate of Arthur Kyle Johnson, Deceased, were issued by the Chancery Court of Humphreys County, Mississippi in Cause No. 24-cv-00006-DMG on the 11th day of March, 2024, to the undersigned as the Administratrix of said Estate. All persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified that they are required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court within 90 days of the date of the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred.

This the 27th day of March, 2024, which is the date of first publication of this notice.

/s/ Janice Glasscock Johnson, Administratrix                                                 

Estate of Arthur Kyle Johnson, Deceased

PUBLISH: March 27, 2024, April 3, 2024, and April 10, 2024

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES

The City of Belzoni is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms or individuals to provide Engineering services for work related to the application for and implementation of an FY 2024 CDBG project. You are invited to submit a Statement of Qualifications, in accordance with this request, to the City of Belzoni; Post Office Box 674, 102 West Jackson St., Belzoni, MS 39038, no later than 2:00 p.m. on April 16, 2024. Statements of Qualifications will be opened at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen or an appointed selection committee.

The Engineer will be responsible for preparing project cost estimates for application preparation and if awarded, the selected Engineer will provide all engineering services through project closeout in accordance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies. The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following: 1) prepare plans and specifications, 2) distribute bid documents, 3) assist in bid opening and prepare bid tabulation, 4) assist in the execution of construction contracts, 5) hold pre-construction conference, and 6) perform construction inspection including periodic reports to the City of Belzoni and approve all payment requests.

The City of Belzoni is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City encourages Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) to submit Statements of Qualifications. The City also encourages Section 3 eligible businesses to submit Statements of Qualifications. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 17010) requires, to the greatest extent feasible, that the City of Belzoni and its contractors that participate in the above referenced Program give opportunities for job training and employment to lower income residents of the City of Belzoni. Section 3 also requires that contracts for work in connection with the Section 3 area be awarded to Section 3 eligible business concerns.

All Statements of Qualifications must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked with the following language: “Statement of Qualifications for CDBG Engineering Services.” Statements of Qualifications will be evaluated on the following factors: Qualifications (40 points), Experience (40 points) and Capacity for Performance (20 points). To be evaluated properly, the following must be addressed in detail:

Qualifications – List of qualifications of persons to be assigned to the project;

Experience – Information regarding the firm’s experience and the projects previously undertaken, including the type and amount of grants awarded, the projects activities, and the status of the projects;

Capacity for Performance – Identify the number and title of staff assigned to provide services.

The City may designate a selection committee to evaluate each Statement of Qualifications. The City may hold Statements of Qualifications for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days for the purpose of reviewing the content of the Statements of Qualifications and investigating the qualifications of the firms and assigned individuals. The City reserves the right to reject any and all Statements of Qualifications.

Subject to CDBG awards and the removal of all environmental conditions, the City will award a contract with the qualified individual or firm whose Statement of Qualifications has the highest number of cumulative points following evaluation and determined to be the most advantageous to the City, all factors considered. The contract will include scope and extent of work and other essential requirements. An individual contract will be executed for each awarded project, and the contract will be on fixed price basis. The City of Belzoni has the authority to terminate the selection at any time.

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