By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer
Updating an expired contract with MedStat Emergency Services was on the agenda for the November 4 Choctaw County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Board President Chris McIntire said the county’s contract with MedStat has expired. MedStat provides ambulance services to Choctaw County. Representatives from MedStat were on hand to discuss the proposed contract.
After a discussion on the contract end date, the board approved the contract with MedStat with an end date of January 4, 2016. This is the date the next Board of Supervisors will take office.
McIntire said they later clarify the vehicle lease agreement in the contract.
On that matter, the board also discussed using the county’s EMSOF grant funds to purchase a repeater to place on the WFCA radio tower to enhance radio communications between the county and MedStat. The board approved to change their grant request to the repeater and to sign the new grant request.
Upon request from Sheriff Cloyd Halford the supervisors discussed a proposed Peddler’s Ordinance requiring door-to-door salespeople to get a permit before sales items in Choctaw County.
The salespeople would be required to go to the Choctaw County Tax Assessor’s office to pay a $100 application fee and $1,000 cash bond for a 90 day permit.
Religious, civic and student organizations are exempt from the ordinance.
The supervisors set a public hearing for December 2 and approved to publish the ordinance in the newspaper.
The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors approved the following:
-September minutes after corrections.
-To recognize a letter from the Red Hills Mine on the McIntire road corridor.
-Contract with Peggy Miller, Circuit clerk, to perform redistricting for $1,500.
-Inventory deletion of District 3 motor grader sold to Dean Co.
-Travel and registration for Supervisors’ Mid Winter Conference in Jackson.