Southaven City Hall

Southaven City Hall

Municipal governments in DeSoto County return to their meeting rooms Tuesday as Boards of Aldermen gather in regular session.

Among the items on the agenda for the Southaven Board of Aldermen Tuesday will be the awarding of bids for the Greenbrook Indoor Softball Training Facility.  

Bids were advertised in January for the 7,800-square-foot facility, which is being funded as one of the city’s projects in the Parks Enhancement and Expansion Plan.

Mayor Darren Musselwhite said it would become a state-of-the-art facility with several amenities.  

The softball improvements have been part of a push for the city since Musselwhite was first elected mayor in 2013 and is expected to mirror features of local college facilities.  

Other items on the Southaven agenda will address memorandums of understand with the City of Olive Branch regarding the Belle Pointe sewer connection agreement and with DeSoto County regarding the Stateline Road bridge project.  

Olive Branch aldermen will also consider the Belle Pointe sewer agreement with Southaven at their meeting Tuesday evening. Aldermen will also look at a professional services agreement with Neel-Schaffer Inc. for the Woodland Road project involving a bridge and drainage. Olive Branch board members will also consider bids that were opened in late February for intersection improvements at Bethel Road and Business Center Drive. Action on the bids was tabled by the aldermen at its last meeting.

Several planning and zoning issues in Olive Branch are also on the Tuesday agenda.  

In Horn Lake, aldermen will be asked to consider a potential override of Mayor Allen Latimer’s veto of a Board Order from March 7 that would authorize the city Public Works Department to begin the bid process for street repairs in the Holly Grove subdivision to be paid from the Municipal Street Fund Account.  

Board members will look into a salary budget adjustment in the Court Department to not fill an open position but add a pay increase to four employees in that department.  

Four presentations have also been placed on the agenda. They include resident James Powell, who wants to discuss unmanaged drainage in the Church Road Estates area, along with Patricia Washington, who asked to speak to the board about a water bill.  

The agenda for the Hernando Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday reflects a vote to be taken for authorization to advertise for bids for the Hernando Square Pedestrian Improvement Project. There will be discussion on street overlays, a changing of voter polling locations, and amending the Commerce Street Lighting project.  

Utility bill adjustments will be considered for five residents and aldermen will look into a request by Larry McKibben and Matthew Baker to have the city abandon the right-of-way of an undeveloped street in the Juanita Acres subdivision south of Pleasant Hill Road on the east side of Hall Road.

Aldermen meet at their respective City Hall locations at 6 p.m. Tuesday, with the exception of the Olive Branch board, which convenes at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Court courtroom across from City Hall.

Bob Bakken is Staff Writer for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.  

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