By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer
The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors held their end of the month meeting on March 31. District 5 Supervisor Eric Chambers was absent from this meeting.
In the meeting, the board accepteda claim from Jamie Rogers, interim hospital administrator, for March indigent care for $25,000.
District 1 Supervisor Archie Collins said the lease agreement states the county will pay $24,500 in indigent care.
Chris McIntire, board president, said this claim is outside of the lease and was submitted as a claim because it exceeds the lease agreement amount.
The board approved the March indigent care payment of $25,000 to Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw.
The Board of Supervisors also approved:
- Travel for Steve Montgomery, comptroller, to training on April 15 and travel for Al Montgomery, Veteran’s Affairs officer, to training on May 21-23.
- To forgive Simpson Volunteer Fire Department of their $4,000 debt to the county for the previous purchase for a set of Jaws of Life. The county previously approved to loan Simpson VFD the funds to purchase the Jaws of Life. McIntire said the county does not usually require a department to pay back funds like that.
- Travel for Lori Kerr, tax assessor/collector, for training on May 5-9 in Raymond and $610 registration fees and training on April 17 in Raymond for re-certification.
- Tax assessor postage request of $210.
- Recognized Kerr’s emergency hire of Kim Miller as full-time at $13 per hour beginning April 1. Miller was previously working in the tax assessor’s office as part-time. Kerr said she needs Miller as full-time due to the re-sketching of all buildings.
- Towanda Jones as full-time 911 dispatcher beginning May 1 at $10 per hour, at the request of Anita Davis, 911 director. Jones is currently working as a part-time dispatcher.