County OKs new heating and AC unit for DHS building

Mary Rumore
Staff Writer

The Clay County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion made by Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott to replace the heating and air conditioning unit at the Department of Human Services for $1,345.

Scott said the cost would cover the replacement of the unit and labor.

Scott said the unit has been malfunctioning for a while, and it finally stopped working altogether.

The board unanimously approved a travel request made by Scott for two of his criminal investigators to travel to the Regional Organized Crime Information Center homicide training class Sept. 17 through Sept. 20 in Biloxi.

Scott said ROCIC trains investigators on the latest technology and resources available.

The board tabled a motion to renew the contract with C-Spire to continue to receive discounted governmental rates.

Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said the county was required to renew the contract every two years in order to receive the discount rate.

Board President Shelton Deanes said he wanted to table the motion because he has no service at his home in Una and does not receive text messages or calls regarding county business, and if 911 is called the call goes to Monroe County 911.

Deanes said he was told on several occasions by C-Spire the problems would be fixed but they haven’t yet.

The board will hold a public hearing for the 2017-2018 budget at 9 a.m. on Sept. 15 at the Clay County Courthouse.