According to Winona Chief of Police Tommy Bibbs, his officers wrote more than 100 tickets in the month of December, most of those for ignoring the speed limit.
According to Bibbs, after the Winona Board of Aldermen passed on speeding complaints from citizens to Bibbs, his officers began to pay extra attention to Winona’s roadways.
Bibbs said he would also like to meet with Winona’s city judges about ways to collect the more than $1.3 million in outstanding fines.
City Clerk June Williams told Bibbs that a bill was introduced in this session of the Mississippi Legislature that proposes all outstanding court fines be deducted from state income tax returns before being sent to the taxpayer.
In other city business:
• Mayor Jerry Flowers reported that a dilapidated building owned by Central Mississippi Inc. is in the process of being torn down. The board voted to dismiss condemnation proceedings.
• The board took annual supply bids under advisement.
• The board accepted the resignation of Tim Bailey from the Winona Parks Department and hired James Bailey to replace him as a park employee.
• Winona Parks Director Mike Narmour announced that basketball sign-ups were set for January 11, 16, and 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Winona Recreational Park. In addition, parents can sign children, grades third through sixth, up at Winona City Hall on Friday, January 19 before 5 p.m.