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  1. How must the city treat the personal property remaining after cleanup?

    Q The city contemplates a cleanup project under Section 21-19-11, which would entail tearing down and removing dilapidated buildings. How must the city treat the personal property remaining after...
  2. What notice is required for a cleanup project under Section 21-19-11?

    Q The city contemplates a cleanup project under Section 21-19-11, which would entail tearing down and removing dilapidated buildings. What notice is required?

    A There is no longer a...
  3. May an LLC wholly owned by the financially independent brother of the newly-elected mayor continue to provide security services as a contractor?

    Q May an LLC wholly owned by the financially independent brother (not a city employee) of the newly-elected mayor continue to provide security services as a contractor or subcontractor to the city...
  4. May an alderman’s financially independent child or cousin be employed by the town in the police department?

    Q May an alderman’s financially independent child or cousin be employed by the town in the police department?

    A If the alderman is financially independent from the child and cousin, no...
  5. May a municipality grant additional personal leave time to municipal employees in lieu of a salary increase?

    Q May a municipality grant additional personal leave time to municipal employees in lieu of a salary increase?

    A Under Section 25-11-103, a municipality is authorized to enact policies...
  6. May a municipality conduct drainage repair work on private property in an effort to mitigate flood risks?

    Q May a municipality conduct drainage repair work on private property in an effort to mitigate flood risks?

    A Under Section 21-19-13, a municipality is authorized to perform work on private...
  7. May a school bus driver sell t-shirts to booster clubs affiliated with the school district?

    Q May a school bus driver sell t-shirts to booster clubs affiliated with the school district?

    A Yes. The school district employee will not be a contractor, subcontractor or vendor to the...
  8. May a school district contract with a company owned by the superintendent of another school district?

    Q May a school district contract with a company owned by the superintendent of another school district?

    A Yes. The contracting school district and the school district in which the...
  9. Does Mississippi law allow an individual with an “enhanced conceal/carry permit” to carry a concealed weapon on a Mississippi public school campus?

    Q Does Mississippi law allow an individual with an “enhanced conceal/carry permit” to carry a concealed weapon on a Mississippi public school campus? If so, may a school adopt a policy prohibiting...
  10. The elected superintendent of education for our county school system is resigning.

    Q The elected superintendent of education for our county school system is resigning. Pursuant to Section 37-5-75, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment of the county board of education. Are...
  11. Does the county have the authority to donate, sell, or lease real property to a mental health commission?

    Q Does the county have the authority to donate, sell, or lease real property to a mental health commission?

    A A board of supervisors is authorized pursuant to Section 29-1-15 to convey real...
  12. May a deputy sheriff or the office manager for the county coroner’s office also serve as deputy coroner?

    Q May a deputy sheriff or the office manager for the county coroner’s office also serve as deputy coroner?

    A The coroner’s office is a separate “authority” of county government from the...
  13. May the board of supervisors establish a policy that it will not accept for consideration any tax protests not received in writing?

    Q May the board of supervisors establish a policy that it will not accept for consideration any ad valorem tax protests not received in writing prior to the start of the first Monday meeting of...
  14. May the board of supervisors enact an ordinance determining uncommon or unusual loads on county roads?

    Q County roads are being damaged by large trucks hauling logs, dirt, sand and other natural materials. May the board of supervisors enact an ordinance determining uncommon or unusual loads on...
  15. May a local assessment be created to supplement the justice court drug court program?

    Q May a local assessment be created to supplement the justice court drug court program?

    A No. A county may not impose any additional assessments in justice court that are not statutorily...
  16. Have the holidays been set by the Governor yet?

    Q Have the holidays been set by the Governor yet?

    A Yes. By proclamation dated October 21, 2013, the Governor has set the following holiday schedule: Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving,...
  17. As a part of its procurement system, may the State of Mississippi contract with a third party processor to facilitate paying some of its claims electronically?

    Q As a part of its procurement system, may the State of Mississippi contract with a third party processor to facilitate paying some of its claims electronically? The contract would call for...
  18. Three municipal election commissioners were nominated for reappointment by the mayor, but the city council rejected the nominations.

    Q Three municipal election commissioners were nominated for reappointment by the mayor, but the city council rejected the nominations. Do they hold over until new commissioners are appointed?

    A...
  19. Must a municipality with less than 10,000 citizens have a municipal court?

    Q Must a municipality with less than 10,000 citizens have a municipal court?

    A Yes. Section 21-23-1, which states that “there shall be a municipal court in all municipalities of this state,”...
  20. Our town has a vacancy on the board of aldermen, and no qualified resident of that ward is willing to serve. What do we do?

    Q Our town has a vacancy on the board of aldermen, and no qualified resident of that ward is willing to serve. What do we do?

    A The town must continue to operate with the existing board,...
  21. May the city make drainage repairs that will primarily benefit a private landowner?

    Q May the city make drainage repairs that will primarily benefit a private landowner if it is determined that the city’s previous drainage repairs or construction may be partially responsible for...
  22. The current city marshal ran against the incumbent and was elected and sworn in. There are questions on the board's associations with the marshal's salary.

    Q The current city marshal ran against the incumbent and was elected and sworn in. After the election, but prior to the new board taking office, the marshal’s salary was reduced. On August 13,...
  23. When are municipal audit reports due at the Office of the State Auditor?

    Q When are municipal audit reports due at the Office of the State Auditor?

    A Municipal audit reports for FY2012 are due September 30, 2013.
  24. If a child attends a school in a district other than his resident district under Section 37-15-29(2), is the new school district required to provide transportation?

    Q If a child attends a school in a district other than his resident district under Section 37-15-29(2), is the new school district required to provide transportation?

    A No. For interdistrict...
  25. House Bill 879, 2013 Regular Session, added subsection (5) to Section 37-15-29, relating to school enrollment of children of military members and personnel.

    Q House Bill 879, 2013 Regular Session, added subsection (5) to Section 37-15-29, which relates to an exception allowing certain military members and personnel to enroll their children in a school...
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