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Hearing set on medical marijuana options

Hearing set on medical marijuana options
WPD personnel continued focus of Aldermen.

Wesson Aldermen have scheduled a public hearing at their next meeting to hear comments about whether or not the municipality should be open to licensed producers or distributors of medical marijuana under the new state law or opt out.

Wesson Police Department (WPD) personnel also continued to be a focus of the Aldermen at recent meetings. The Aldermen voted unanimously to hire Brookhaven Police Officer Ashley McDuffey as a certified part-time officer for WPD and Richan Tilman, who has worked in law enforcement in Hazlehurst, as a certified full-time officer. They also accepted the resignation of Officer Ron Boyce and rehired former WPD Police Chief Chad O'Quinn as a full-time Officer.

In other actions, the Alderman approved:

  • Travel and associated expenses for the Mayor, all Aldermen, the City Clerk, Public Works Director and Police Chief to the Mississippi Municipal League conference in Biloxi June 26-30.

  • Travel and associated expenses for City Clerk Angela Hester to the Mississippi Municipal Clerks Association at Ridgeland April 27-29 and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks conference at Little Rock, Arkansas, May 22-26.

  • Advertising for sale a 2009 Dodge Charger police car and the building on Spring Street just east of the municipal library, with March 7, 2022, as the closing date for receiving bids and when they will be opened for public announcement and discussion at the April meeting of the Aldermen.


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