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Supervisors make changes on work plan for county workers

The Pearl River County Supervisors voted to end the hazardous pay for county employees at Monday’s meeting. The board voted to end the pay effective at the end of the day Monday which was the day a previous order had authorized the pay to be in effect til review by the board for a decision.

County Administrator Adrain Lumpkin said the actual numbers for the cost of the hazardous pay was approximately $53,000 per week and number includes all costs including labor, county contributions to retirement, social security, and medicare. Lumpkin had estimated the cost at $50,000.00 per week. Overall Lumpkin stated the total for the period for the hazardous pay was around $150,000.

The board extended the skeleton crews until Friday, April 24, and also voted for county employees to return back to normal work schedules on Monday, April 27, however, the county will continue to with minimal contact with residents as has been the case the past three weeks.

The board re-instituted the issuance of marriage licenses for Mississippi residents and also put a requirement in place for those requesting the license will have to make an appointment in advance.

County services at Chimney Square on Goodyear Blvd in Picayune will continue to be closed except for the drive thru window for the Tax Assessor/Collector’s office.

The board recessed their meeting until Monday, April 27,2020, at 9:00 a.m.


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