Tippah County Supervisors minutes

RIPLEY — The Tippah County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of County Administrator Rodney McBryde and agreed to advertise for his replacement during their meeting at the Board Room of the Tippah County Chancery Building at 10 a.m., on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
McBryde, who is also Tippah County County Chancery Clerk, directed that the roll of county officials be called and the following persons were present: First District Supervisor, Jimmy Gunn; Vice-President of the Board and Second District Supervisor, Greg Harrell; Third District Supervisor, Mike Graves; Fourth District Supervisor Dennis Grisham; President of the Board and Fifth District Supervisor, Eddie Stroupe; Rodney McBryde, Clerk for the Board; Sheriff Karl Gaillard, Fire Coordinator Randy Stewart, Martin Henderson, B. Sean Akins, attorney for the Board and guests.
Supervisors accepted McBryde’s resignation effective upon the hiring of a replacement. He resigned as County Administrator to concentrate on his duties as Chancery Clerk. McBryde was appointed to serve as County Administrator in January, 2012 by the Board of Supervisors.
Supervisors also agreed to advertise for a County Administrator to replace McBryde.
The board’s advertisement reads as follows: “Tippah County, Mississippi, located in Northeast Mississippi with a population of about 22,000 residents, is currently seeking a County Administrator.  Responsibilities of the County Administrator include oversight of operations of the County as directed by the Board of Supervisors, as well as management of the County budget.
“The County Administrator directs and controls the operations and activities of all County employees and departments who report to this position.  The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of the budget function; will be well experienced in management of personnel; and will have working knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and county government.  Prior experience in conceptualizing, developing and facilitating the implementation of long and short-term projects is essential.  The ideal candidate will be a strong and confident leader with effective interpersonal skills.
“Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business administration or similar field, a thorough understanding of Mississippi law concerning County administration along with management and supervisory experience.  The base salary is $50,000 per and is negotiable depending on experience.
“Resumes will be accepted until 10 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014. Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume including three references as well as a cover letter highlighting qualifications to: Tippah County Chancery Clerk, 101 E. Spring Street, Ripley, MS 38663.
In other action, supervisors:
—Approved the minutes for Jan. 15, 2014.
—Approved the report of County Purchasing Agent Kay Clark and paid $24 to Wal-Mart for the County Charge Account.
—Approved the payroll docket for payment.
—Approved the claims docket.
—Reimbursed Steve Childers $43 for his CDL license fee which is requirement of his employment.
—Approved a revised county road map. The board acted after being advised that the County Road Map contained an error. County Road 442 was corrected to extend an additional 1/10 mile.
—Approved a contract with End2End, Inc. for the 911 CAD system. The board acted after the Sheriff’s Department sought bids for an updated CAD system for the County 911.
—Agreed to supply garbage bags as part of the Great American Cleanup to those volunteers who are picking up trash.
—Agreed to advance the tuition cost of $720 to TCTI, Inc. for jailer training. Cheryl Adams is required to attend the training.
—Agreed to pay $500 to Ripley Funeral Home for a pauper’s funeral.
—Agreed pay Regional Rehab $5,000 representing the budgeted amount from fiscal year 2012-13 and the current budget year.
—Held an executive session to discuss Hospital business. Supervisors later adjourned the executive session.
—Adjourned until 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
Tippah County Supervisors approved a series of petitions seeking changes to assessments during their meeting at the Tippah County Chancery Building at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
The Tippah County Chancery Clerk directed that the roll of County Officials be called and the following persons were present:  First District Supervisor, Jimmy Gunn; Vice-President of the Board and Second District Supervisor, Greg Harrell; Third District Supervisor, Mike Graves; Fourth District Supervisor Dennis Grisham; President of the Board and Fifth District Supervisor, Eddie Stroupe; Mike Long for Rodney McBryde, Clerk for the Board; Sheriff Karl Gaillard, B. Sean Akins, attorney for the Board and guests.
The board approved petitions for reduction, increase or exemption of assessments. County Tax Assessor Rhonda Reno brought the petitions seeking to adjust the real property assessment rolls for the current ad valorem tax year 2013.
In other action, the board:
—Approved applications for utility easements presented by AT&T and Tippah Electric Power Association. Board President Eddie Stroupe was authorized to execute the agreements.
—Recessed until 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

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Tina Campbell Meadows is a life-long resident of Tippah County with 20 years experience in journalism and graphic design. Meadows has been a member of the Southern Sentinel staff since June 2000.