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Commission discusses illegal dumping, beaver dams

Friday, April 13, 2007

Mississippi County Commission news

CHARLESTON -- Illegal shingle dumping and beaver dams were among the business discussed at the regular Mississippi County Commission meeting Thursday.

Commissioners have decided they will discuss with the county's prosecuting attorney a fine for the illegal dumping of shingles in the county.

Cooperation with the Sheriff's Department and the East Prairie and Charleston police departments in catching illegal dumpers will also be sought by county officials.

In other county business Thursday:

* Dick Presson discussed beaver dams in the Lee Row Ditch with commissioners who agreed to have the county remove them.

Presson also asked for the county to clean out the whole ditch alongside County Road 412.

Commissioners instead said they will have county crews remove the washouts.

Don Laughlin of rural Bertrand also discussed his beaver problem with commissioners and was given permission to kill beavers within the county.

* Commissioners will ask County Clerk Junior DeLay to issue a memo to vendors advising if a purchase order is not present at the time of the order, the vendor will not be paid.

* Billy Rose was appointed as the county's new code enforcement officer by commissioners.

Robert Jones resigned from the position on March 31.

* Commissioners agreed to open the courthouse from 7-9 p.m. April 21 to make restrooms available to the public during the Candlelight Walk of the Charleston Dogwood-Azalea Festival.