Supes handle monthly business
by Anne Hart Preus
Aug 05, 2014 | 1195 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors had its regular meeting Monday at the Rosedale Court House.

Sheriff Kelvin Williams reported that he is sending first responders and dispatchers to training in the coming weeks.

First Responders will be going to Las Vegas and three dispatchers will attend training in Tunica from Aug. 25-29.

Bill Quinton, EMA Director for Bolivar County, requested permission to apply for funds for a community storm shelter to house 40 or more people in Rosedale. "These shelters are not for individual homes," Quinton clarified.

Money is available from MEMA and FEMA for these shelters and there is a 75-25 match with 75 percent of the funds coming from the federal and state level and 25 percent from the local government.

Quinton also requested permission to apply for a storm siren in Pace pending approval of the town board and the availability of the 25 percent match.

In addition to these items, Quinton said the Cleveland's police department is getting rid of its walkie-talkies because they are going to a different system.

He requested permission to buy these items for his department to use in emergency services. The board granted approval pending the city's vote to sell the items.

Supervisor Preston Billings appointed Shelton Woodley to continue serving on the 911 Commission.

Tax assessor Nancy Havens turned the personal property and land rolls over to the supervisors.

Property owners should call Havens to make sure there are no errors.

Objections should be filed with the board of supervisors by the first meeting in September.