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Leflore County Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of Leflore County. It consists of five members elected by the people every four years. The Board generally meets three times each month at the Court House.

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Leflore County Board of Supervisors
Third Meeting of the Month
Monday, June 22, 2020

Running Time 111 min
First Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7:39 pm

The Board opened bids for HVAC maintenance. Bishop Glass and Allan Hammons presented their update on a proposal to build a civil rights memorial on the court house lawn. The county website was discussed again.

Troy Brown Sr. and his son Troy Brown Jr. addressed the Board, urging it to remove the statue.

Board Attorney Joyce Chiles told the Board that it has the legal authority to remove the statue, but that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History must be consulted, so that it can determine whether the statue needs to be moved to another location due to any historical value it may have.

The resolution, adopted by the Board unanimously, was to order the "removal of the monument pending [finding] a more suitable location."

District One Supervisor Sam Abraham was absent from the meeting.

A Show Cause hearing for ordinance enforcement was scheduled to take place.