Supes discuss inventory issues

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer


The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors discussed a list of inventory issues relating to the Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw.

Diane Pyron, county inventory clerk, submitted a revised list of missing county owned items from the nursing home, old hospital and a list of items that have been moved without board permission.

Steve Montgomery, Chancery clerk, told the board that they should make a stand on all of the missing and moved items.

District 2 Supervisor Larry McClain suggested to have Chris McIntire, board president, talk to the hospital administration about the missing items and items moved.

District 4 Supervisor David Carter said Pioneer is responsible for all missing items.

District 5 Supervisor Eric Chambers suggested the county mail Joe McNulty, CEO of Pioneer Health Systems, a bill for the missing inventory items via return receipt.

After a discussion, the board approved to mail a bill to Pioneer.

On a different topic, Sheriff Cloyd Halford asked the supervisors to look into approving a door-to-door salesman ordinance or privilege tax. He said required door-to-door salesmen to have a county permit would help the Sheriff’s Department when the salesmen are unwelcome on people’s property.

“I need a tool,” said Halford.

The board agreed to look into an ordinance of that kind.

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved:


-To advertise to sell two used motor graders, one for District 3 and for one District 1.

-To purchase two additional new motor graders from Thompson Machinery, who submitted a bid in the previous meeting. The two motor graders are for District 1 and District 3.

-Financing package for three motor graders from Hancock Bank.

-Required paperwork for the CDBG grant for Reform Water Association.

-To acknowledge the 2013 bus turnaround list as presented by the School Board.

-To purchase a new patrol car for the Choctaw County Sheriff Department for $32,514 and to finance the purchase with Hancock Bank.

-Travel for Lori Kerr, tax assessor to conference Oct. 28-31 in Jackson.