Southaven, MS -- The Mayor of Southaven dodged a bullet when it came to a request by the Board of Aldermen to resign, and he has dodged another, at least for now, when it comes to a cut to the thousands in dollars in stipends he receives on top of his salary.
Hours before a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Aldermen, one board member told abc24.com that the aldermen would deliberate on cutting the Mayor's $2,700 longevity stipend, and the $5,000 he receives as an education stipend.
"We discussed going forward and doing something today, but at the advice of the city attorney we will wait so we do everything above board and legal," said aldermen Greg Guy.
In the end, the aldermen decided to ask the Attorney General for an opinion on what to do about the Mayor's stipends.
"They should have done it and we hoped they'd done It but we will ask again," said Tommy Hurst, a Southaven resident.
"The board determines my pay, they've always determined my pay, so, they get to keep making that as they have for the last 15 years," said Mayor Davis.
The Board did vote to conduct an internal audit every two weeks, and have that audit shared with the Board.