Supervisors hold brief meeting

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors held a brief session during their regular meeting on May 12 at the Choctaw County Courthouse.

The board met briefly with county resident Charles Peay, who wanted to express his concerns in not being able to retrieve hospital records for his deceased father and wife at the hospital. The board informed Peay that records during the time of their deaths were kept up to 10 years.

Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw Administrator Jamie Rogers informed Peay that if he would like his assistance to find the records, he would be available to assist him. Peay agreed to meet with Rogers at a later time to search for the records. Peay then exited the meeting.

The board had previously discussed the issue of the entry to the emergency room at the hospital not having a handicapped ramp to access. The board decided that they will discuss having the ramp constructed in their future meetings.

In other news, the board:

  • Recognized certificate of coverage of Torts claims.
  • Tabled discussion regarding interlocal agreement between the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Ackerman Police Dept.
  • Accepted a grant from the Dept of Environmental Quality for a Solid Waste enforcement officer (This is to aid in catching and closing illegal dump sites).
  • Accepted a letter that recognizes that the Choctaw County Health Dept. will now be closed on Tuesdays.
  • Approved the objection of Homestead rejections that were sent by the State.
  • Approved for Choctaw County Fire Coordinator Chris Coleman to attend Fire Academy in Pearl on May 13.
  • The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors will recess until May 19 at the Choctaw County Courthouse.