July 23, 2012, 8:31 pm
Daily Tidbit for Tuesday: The video of yesterday’s meeting of the Mayor and Commissioners is on the Meeting Videos 2 Page or Click Here. It is only 34 minutes long, so it won’t take much time to watch.
Illness kept us from going to the meeting yesterday, but Larry Binz was good enough to fill in and shoot the video. We have not watched it yet, but will watch it today to see if the board addressed Gwendolyn Bass’s letter or not. Ms Bass is the mother of Willie E. Bass III who was killed in a house with Ms Flora Watkins last year. Their murders remain unsolved and she is looking for resolution.
However, according to Larry, the main topic of discussion at the meeting was concern over the lack of Police Officers to cover Clarksdale and the way the Police resources we do have are being used. City Attorney Curtis Boschert told the Board that the snack shop at 457 Grant could be opened and run on a conditional basis. This is apparently in direct conflict with City zoning ordinances.
Today is Story Time @ the Carnegie Public Library. Get the kiddies to the Library before 10:00a.m., because they start the story on time. Click Here to see the rest of the Events Calendar.
The Fire Reports were updated yesterday and apparently include a couple of cases of arson. Click Here to read the Fire Reports.
We have asked for an updated line-up of the performers for the upcoming Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival, but we have not received a new list. This of course makes us believe that the one we have is still current. Click Here to view the line-up.
Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma County!
Miss D. Issue says
July 23, 2012, 10:32 pmThey did NOT address Ms. Bass letter. The Board should ask the Police Dept. for updates on the investigations and Ms. Lee, too. Yes, Larry is correct in "overkill" with Police responses on single calls. I understand covering each others back, but that it is just two, too man. I am o.k. with a variance to the zoning on Grant, but Health Dept. should check what is being sold.