The plan to expand a landfill in Hinds County isn't dead just yet. Supervisor Doug Anderson will request a motion to rescind the Board of Supervisor's recent 3 to 2 vote opposing expansion of the Faircloth Rubbish landfill.
A few weeks ago, Hinds County Supervisors Anderson and Phil Fisher voted for the Faircloth expansion. Supervisors Robert Graham, Peggy Calhoun and Kenneth Stokes originally voted not to expand the landfill. However, Supervisor Stokes told WLBT that he's considering changing his vote. Stokes said sources told him that Faircloth employees could lose their jobs if the Faircloth expansion doesn't occur. Stokes said he still stands behind the residents, but can't stand behind unemployment.
Also on Monday's agenda is discussion of the new Hinds County employee insurance policy. Supervisor Graham, who voted against the new health insurance policy, will ask the other supervisors to reconsider their recent employee health insurance vote.
The new policy lowers deductibles from $5,000 to $500, but raises monthly premiums up from $73 to $173. Supervisor Graham said he wants his fellow supervisors to keep the new policy's low deductible, but reverse back to the $73 premium.
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