Recent Opinions

August 2020

M.Espy – August 31, 2020 – Eminent Domain

W.Purdie – August 31, 2020 – Vacating Municipal Street

N.Sullivan – August 31, 2020 – Cost of Personal Service Line to Existing City Utilities

C.Drake – August 31, 2020 – Municipal Authority to Appoint Private Board Members

S.Barber – August 31, 2020 – Collection of Delinquent Garbage Collection Fees

T.Odom – August 31, 2020 – Payment of Attorney’s Fees in Commitment Proceedings

R.Caves – August 31, 2020 – Authority to Purchase New and Used School Buses Under Sections 31-7-12 and 37-41-101 of the Mississippi Code

L.Brooks – August 31, 2020 – Personnel Handbook; County Administrator

H.Adams – August 10, 2020 – School District Shortfall Statute

A.Gipson – August 10, 2020 – Interpretation of Mississippi Code Annotated Section 49-17-29(3)(f)

July 2020

W.Bailey - July 31, 2020 - Opinion to Supervisor Delrick Henderson Providing Counsel to Winning Candidate in an Election Contest

L.Robertson – July 31, 2020 – County Responsibilities for River and Creek Repairs

W.Lee – July 31, 2020 – Administrative Hearing in Youth Court

K.Blount – July 31, 2020 – Reburial of Prehistoric Native American Remains

M.Killebrew – July 31, 2020 – Minutes of the Board of Supervisors

A.Thomas – July 31, 2020 – Mayor’s Compliance with Board Orders

B.Mayo – July 31, 2020 – Providing Personal Protective Equipment to Students and Employees

W.Rodolfich – July 31, 2020 – ACT Incentives

T.Howell – July 31, 2020 – Enforcement of Section 97-15-30 of the Mississippi Code Annotated

H.Smith – July 31, 2020 – Electronic Storage of Minutes

June 2020

S.Slover_June 26, 2020 – Circuit Court Order of Compensation

M.Wilson_June 26, 2020 – DUI Offenses

M.Pope,III_June 26, 2020 – Refund of ‘Initialization Fee’

M.Bryan_June 26, 2020 – Enrollment of Unpaid Fines

J.Lamar,Jr_June 26, 2020 – County Payroll System

D.Miller_June 26, 2020 – Waiver of Penalties and Interest on Unpaid Taxes

D.Glaskox_June 26, 2020 – Election Commissioners Association of Mississippi as a ‘Public Body’

D.Delgado_June 26, 2020 – Fees for Expungement

B.Akins_June 26, 2020 – Distribution of Funds Received Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. Section 49-19-23

A.Hudson,Jr._June 26, 2020 – Separation of Powers

W.Halford,Jr._June 5, 2020 – Miss. Code Ann. Section 25-3-3

A.Gipson_June 5, 2020 – Interpretation of Miss. Code Ann. Section 49-17-29(3)(f)

J.Martin_June 5, 2020 – Land Sale by a Public Improvement District

H.Robertson_June 5, 2020 – Judicial Qualification Deadline for Special Elections

H.Keating_June 5, 2020 – Authority of CVB to borrow money

D.Lazarus_June 5, 2020 – Civil Service Commission

D.Glasskox_June 5, 2020 – County Election Commissioners Conducting Municipal Elections

A.Nowak_June 5, 2020 – Nepotism

May 2020

J.Caldwell,Sr._May 19, 2020 – PERS Retirees Holding Elective Office of Transportation Commissioner

J.Carter,Jr._May 14, 2020 – Appointment of Executive Director of the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff

W.White_May 13, 2020 – Bailiff Fees

W.Griffin_May 13, 2020 – Nepotism

R.Shepard_May 13, 2020 – Authority of County to Refinance an Existing Loan with Refunding Bonds

L.Bass_May 13, 2020 – Use of Municipal Vehicles

J.Lamar_May 13, 2020 – Travel Expenses of Tax Collector

D.Turner_May 13, 2020 – Authority of a Regional Health Commission to Refinance a Loan

D.Miller_May 13, 2020 – Tax Exemption Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. Section 27-31-53

D.Hopson,Sr._May 13, 2020 – Technical Assistance in Coordinating Interactive Audiovisual Equipment

D.Henderson_May 13, 2020 – Providing Counsel to Winning Candidate in an Election Contest

A.Shaw_May 13, 2020 – Authority of Town to Remove Dilapidated Building

January 2020

M.Espy_January 31, 2020 – Emergency Purchase by Board of Supervisors

M.Easterling_January 31, 2020 – Authority of Community College to Enter Into Lease with Private Corporation

M.Cotton_January 31, 2020 – Preparation of Youth Court Orders

J.Sigman_January 31, 2020 – Pearl River Valley Water Supply District

J.Matthews_January 31, 2020 – Authority of Pat Harrison Waterway District to enter into an agreement

J.Liner_January 31, 2020 – Dual Employment

J.Barbour_January 31, 2020 – Donation of County Building for Use by the American Red Cross

H.Frierson_January 31, 2020 – Public Records Act

E.Munn_January 31, 2020 – Group Insurance Coverage for County Employee and Dependents

A.Turnage_January 31, 2020 – Failure to Appear in Justice or Municipal Court

P.Johnson_January 30, 2020 – Fresh Start Act of 2019

S.Boyette_January 30, 2020 – Fresh Start Act of 2019

D.Smith_January 30, 2020 – Fresh Start Act of 2019

B.Dilworth_January 30, 2020 – Fresh Start Act of 2019

C.Rowden_January 30, 2020 – Fresh Start Act of 2019

B.Limbaugh_January 30, 2020 – Fresh Start Act of 2019

E.Fair_January 29, 2020 – Clarification of Section 25-3-3 of the Mississippi Code Annotated

P.Tutor_January 8, 2020 – Local Government Debt Collection Setoff Act

C.Rhodes_January 8, 2020 – Term and removal of school trustees

H.Douglas_January 8, 2020 – Authority of Levee Board to Construct a Berm for Federal Program

M.Wiggins_January 4, 2020 – Appointment of County Prosecuting Attorney

M.Moore_January 3, 2020 – City of Pascagoula – Determining Whether Customer Has Received Utility Benefits

J.Barry_January 3, 2020 – Appointment of County Prosecuting Attorney

L.Childress_January 3, 2020 – Energy Savings Agreement

L.Gandy_January 3, 2020 – Financial Audit of a Regional Railroad Authority

M.Price_January 3, 2020 – Regulation of on-premise consumption of beer and light wine

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