New Holmes County Commissioners sworn in and ready for action

Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 05:24 PM.

Goodman briefed the new board members that there is now an outstanding bid for graders that will be needed to be addressed fairly soon.

“We need a little more time to review this information,” said Commissioner Bill Parish. “By the next meeting we should be ready with an answer.”

World Risk Management Representative Andy Cooper was present to give a general overview of the county’s Property and Casualty rates.

“In 1998 Holmes County joined,” said Cooper. “You’re paying 33 percent less than you did in 2008 because of the impeccable safety record held by Holmes County. You keep the loss down, you keep the cost down.”

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is set for 9 a.m. on Dec. 11 at the Board meeting room behind the Court House.

New Holmes County Commissioners Parish, Bobby Sasnett and David Whitaker were sworn in on Nov. 20, a week after the commission wished out-going Commissioners Jim King, Ron Monk and Phillip Music farewell.

“I was looking up the history of oaths and what it’s meant to our country,” said Holmes County Attorney Jeff Goodman. “June 1, 1789, First United States Congress, the very first statute that they passed had to do with administering oaths. It was that important to our founding fathers and if it was that important to them it should be important to us.”

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