Supervisors begin budget work

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The Board of Supervisors has begun working on the county budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
Budget work sessions began Tuesday morning in the Justice Court courtroom of the Webster County Office Building. They met there again Wednesday.
During their regular second monthly meeting at the Webster County Schools’ Central Office Building, supervisors:
• approved payment of a $214 bill from Guardian Lock & Key to repair a lock at the jail. A purchase order had been issued not to exceed $200.
• approved the hiring of Kristi Johnson as a full-time deputy tax assessor, retroactive to July 1, at the request of Tax Assessor-Collector Barbara Gore. Johnson had been working part time in the position.
• approved the hiring of Brad Vaughn, effective immediately, as a part-time deputy and jailer at the request of Sheriff Tim Mitchell.
• renewed the board’s contract with the North Mississippi EMS Authority, with the county to pay $7,587.
Supervisors Doug Burgess and Randy Rico were absent Monday; Rico for medical reasons.