The GOP party primary was delayed this week and elections to pick the mayor’s appointments to Clarksdale Public Utilities board of director and Clarksdale Municipal School District board of trustee has also been delayed.
Mayor Chuck Espy and Board of Supervisors President Johnny Newson have ordered a city-wide shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus being reported in Coahoma County.
In a sweeping move, Espy said there will be no gatherings of more than 10 people in the city, his statement was echoed by Newson for the county.
Mayor Chuck Espy said he wants to avoid the controversy and cronyism of appointing citizens to the Clarksdale Public Utility board to a public vote and his appointment to the Clarksdale Municipal School District to a decision by students at the high school.
“It’s too early to tell whether it’s a good idea or not.”
Clarksdale Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Earl Joe Nelson expressed those thoughts about Mayor Chuck Espy’s decision to have students at the high school determine his appointment for the school board.
Mayor Chuck Espy said he is fighting cronyism in Clarksdale and will open up his appointments to the Clarksdale Public Utility board to a public vote and his appointment to the Clarksdale Municipal School District to a decision by students at the high school.
The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners is putting the knuckleboom on rubbish.
The city purchased two new knuckleboom trucks that began picking up rubbish around town just before the Christmas holidays.