Simpson County is a step closer to approving resort status for the Simpson County Country Club.
What that means for the club is the chance to provide members with a full service restaurant complete with a bar.
The board of the country club has been in communication with Chef Darwell Yeager about locating a restaurant at the country club similar to the one that is operated at the county club in Forest.
Legal notice has been given and the Board of Supervisors’ approval has been granted. The issue is now to go to the state Department of Revenue for approval of resort status.
At their last meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved their monthly claims docket in the amount of $319,711.82.
They approved the extension of the emergency board order for bridge repairs as well as Covid-19 procedures for the county.
The board heard from Jeffery Walker, director of transportation for the school district. There has been some confusion as to the proper way to identify roads that need to be worked where property is being used for school bus turn-arounds. The board agreed they would like to get a list the first of the school year of all turn-arounds and get additions as needed. In the past the school district only submitted roads that needed to be worked. The board approved working a turn-around for Duane Middleton.
Presently, 160 school bus turn-arounds are maintained by the county. Work requests should go through the school maintenance and be routed to the Board of Supervisors’ road manager in the event of work that needs to be done by the county.
The board approved a bill for $2,380 a year for cloud storage of county records.
The board heard a motion to sell scrap metal from the county, but because some of the information was unclear, the bids were tabled until additional questions could be answered.
The board approved hiring Roger L. Smith for the road department. Smith has a required current Commercial Driver’s License.
The board approved the annual membership in the Mississippi Sheriff’s Association. Derek Rosado was hired as a part-time jailer, and Marcus Spencer went from part-time to full-time.
The next meeting of the board is set for March 15 for a bid opening. The county will observe Good Friday in lieu of Confederate Memorial Day on April 2.