A special prosecutor has been appointed by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors after the Montgomery County prosecutor recused himself from a case in Montgomery County Justice Court.
Grenada attorney Adam Kirk was appointed special prosecutor by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors following Prosecutor Lane Greenlee’s recusal.
In other county business conducted at Monday’s board meeting:
• The board voted to advertise county resources for the grassroots blues festival in the amount of $1,000. That motion was made by District 4 Supervisor Ron Wood with a second from District 2 Supervisor Edwin Taylor and passed unanimously.
• The board discussed the appointing a new member to the Regional Housing Authority Board of Directors. Wood made the motion to appoint Sharon Kent with a second from District 5 Supervisor Janet Roby-Harper. That motion passed unanimously.
• Sheriff Bubba Nix presented quotes for security cameras to be installed at the Justice Court complex. The cost of the system including four cameras is $2,000. The board asked Nix to add an additional camera and a door buzzer. The motion to proceed was made by Roby-Harper with a second from Edwin Taylor and it passed without opposition.
• The Board discussed the hiring of special council for the proposed TIF bond. The matter was taken under advisement.
• District 3 Supervisor Willie Townsend, Jr., asked road manager Chris Breazele to make plans to paint new road stripes on Fisher's Crossing road.
• Nix asked for board approval to hire a new deputy, Isiah Smith, effective immediately. Roby-Harper made the motion with a second from Townsend and it passed unanimously.
• Wood brought up a possible dog ordinance discussed by the board. Montgomery County Chancery Clerk Ryan Wood presented a copy of the Monroe County Viscous Dog/Nuisance Dog ordinances as a possible model for Montgomery County. Supervisors took the matter under advisement to be discussed at the May 31 meeting.