Aldermen to say farewell to city clerk, meet on recreation

Published 12:17 am Friday, February 3, 2017


NATCHEZ — City officials will meet today at Bowie’s Tavern for a farewell party for City Clerk Melissa Hawk and to handle other business related to recreation.

Today’s meeting will primarily serve as farewell for Hawk, who announced her resignation in January as the City of Natchez’s first appointed city clerk.

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Hawk was first appointed as interim city clerk in August and subsequently appointed as clerk.

She is returning to Georgia to attend to family matters.

Also during the meeting, the board of aldermen is scheduled to obtain a description of the area cover the proposed swimming pool and soccer fields on property near Liberty Road. The property is owned by the Natchez-Adams School District.

Mayor Darryl Grennell said the today’s business is related to the Adams County Board of Supervisors and board of aldermen voting last month to ask the school district to temporarily deed the property near Liberty Road to speed up construction of the pool.

Following an initial bid of $1.7 million for project, higher than the original $1 million estimate, the city and county decided to take over the bidding process from the recreation commission.

Today’s meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. in the Barrel Room of Bowie’s Tavern.