CHARLESTON -- The East Prairie Housing Authority will donate a vehicle to county law enforcement.
Mississippi County commissioners accepted during their regular meeting Thursday the vehicle donation as proposed by Carole King, executive director of the Housing Authority.
The Housing Authority's code enforcement officer is a Mississippi County deputy sheriff.
King said the vehicle will be available to the county on a 24-hour, seven-days-
per-week basis with the stipulation that should the deputy cease to be the code enforcement officer within a three-year period, ownership of the vehicle will revert to the Housing Authority, according to County Clerk Junior DeLay.
In other business Thursday, commissioners accepted a road easement as presented by Margaret D. McNeary.
In discussing the easement with Newton Butler and Jeff Butler, who bought the land the road will pass through from the McNearys, commissioners made clear that the road must remain a public road and that future attempts to have the county abandon the road will require the county be reimbursed for the cost of building it.
The Butlers indicated that they have no objections to the public using the road.