Supervisors predict shakeup in Madison County in 2016 - - Jackson, MS

Supervisors predict shakeup in Madison County in 2016

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The New Year could mean a shakeup in Madison County.

At least two high ranking officials could lose their jobs come Monday. Some of the county's supervisors are pushing for this change.

“Change is what we are going to bring. Conservative spending and conservative government are what we are going to bring to Madison County,” said Newly elected supervisor  Trey Baxter.

One day after taking the oath of office, District 2 Supervisor is ready to cut ties with County Engineer Rudy Warnock.  He claims he has at least two other supervisors on the board to help make it happen Monday at the first board meeting of New Year.

“There will be a new engineer coming in January.”

Warnock told us over the phone today for nearly two decades he has worked for the county. While he loves his job, with a new administration comes tough changes.

“We have to make a long term plan such as infrastructure needs coupled with economic development ,” said Baxter.

Baxter said Madison County's current attorney Mike Espy who was Agriculture Secretary under former President Bill Clinton will most likely replaced.

“We don't want to get into specifics. We will have to wait until Monday morning until after the vote is taken,’ said Baxter.

Espy also had no comment, but longtime Supervisor Paul Griffin did.

“I think both of the guys have done a tremendous job.

Their cost is reasonable.”

Griffin feels the new board members should wait before cleaning house.

“Maybe a 60 to a 90 day plan leaving all professionals in place and let the supervisors get up to speed and then let them evaluate department heads,” said Griffin said.

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