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The mayor and the aldermen facing the meeting of the finance committee and the full agenda on Tuesday

Posted at 4:23 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022

NATCHEZ — The Mayor and the College of Aldermen of Natchez meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. for its second meeting of the month.

However, the city’s finance committee, which includes aldermen and the mayor, will meet at 4 p.m. in the council chambers at 114 N. Pearl St., to discuss financial matters.

Both meetings are open to the public.

Aldermen should hear from Copiah Lincoln Community College’s Betty Jo Harris, who is in charge of Natchez’s upcoming literary and film celebration.

In addition to the reports of each alderman and the approval of registers – or accounts payable – for the city, the burgomaster and the aldermen must:

• Hear a report from James Johnston, Director of Community Development, regarding the 2022 Home Investment Partnership Program with Mississippi Home Corp.

• Hear Police Chief James Daughtry talk about a contract for new Axion body cameras for city officers, as well as discuss the police department’s new motorcycle.

• Hear a request from Natchez Fire Chief Robert Arrington to approve requiring newly hired firefighters to sign a two-year commitment agreement with the Town of Natchez or be responsible for reimbursement to the town the cost of the required training.

• Hear from Natchez City Attorney Bryan Callaway about the final contract with Coca-Cola Co. in its quest to become the exclusive supplier of beverages to city parks and other venues.

Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson is expected to provide aldermen and the public with an update on:

• Natchez-Adams County Airport and its efforts to bring commercial air service to Natchez.

• Permission to advertise for those interested in providing broadband Internet service to the city.

• City-owned Auburn State.

• about animal control efforts in the city.

Gibson is also expected to discuss stop signs that have been requested for High and North Rankin streets.

The city is expected to meet in executive session to discuss personnel matters and disputes.

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