Board of Supervisors honors former Board Attorney Robert Marshall

Staff Writer

The Clay County Board of Supervisors presented a resolution to former Board Attorney Bob Marshall commending him for his four years service as board attorney during yesterday’s meeting.
Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said Marshall served as board attorney from Jan. 3, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2016.
Board President Shelton Deanes thanked Marshall on behalf of the board for his time acting as board attorney.
“We want to, as a board, say that we appreciate you and the work you have done over the years,” Deanes said. “We thank you for the job you’ve done for Clay County.”
District 3 R.B. Davis Supervisor also thanked Marshall for his service to Clay County.
“Everyone here has strived to make Clay County a better home for our children and grandchildren,” Davis said. “I don’t take your time with your hard work and expertise for granted.”
Marshall also thanked the board for their recognition and hard work throughout his years as board attorney.
“I feel really close to you all, and I’ve felt that way from day one,” Marshall said. “From day one we’ve always had a great line of communication, and I appreciate what you have all done for me and for Clay County.”
The rest of the board members also thanked Marshall for his time serving on the board.
During the meeting, Berry also gave a brief financial statement.
Berry said, as of May 31 the treasury balance was $4,069,620, the general fund balance was $1,484,847, which was a $244,000 increase from this time last year, and the reserve balance was $420,000.
Berry said the board would begin working on the county budget beginning August 1.
The board also accepted a motion to accept a proclamation made by Governor Phil Bryant to make July 3 a holiday.
Pending approval by the attorney general, the board will meet July 5 instead of July 3, and then meet again on July 27.
Berry said the Clay County Court House will be closed July 3 and 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.