Whitten, 010680 MSAGO, 19800106

Docket Nº:19800106
Case Date:January 06, 1980
Court:South Carolina
 
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Honorable John W. Whitten, Jr.
No. 19800106
Mississippi Attorney General Opinions
January 6, 1980
         Board of Supervisors Use of Gravel from 16th Section Land          Honorable John W. Whitten, Jr.          Attorney for Board of Supervisors          Tallahatchie County          Sumner, Mississippi 38957          Dear Mr. Whitten:          Attorney General A. F. Summer has received your letter of request dated December 4, 1979 and has referred it to me for research and reply.          Your letter stated:
         “In 1978 the Legislature provided that the leasing of 16th sections and the control of 16th sections funds would go to the Board of Education and not to the Board of Supervisors. Since that time it has been the obligation of the Boards of Supervisors to pay for 16th section gravel and other resources used by the Board of Supervisors in connection with its duties. I think gravel is the principal resource that has been used. Prior to the enactment of the new law it was the practice in this county for many years for the Board of Supervisors to use gravel from 16th sections and to pay for that gravel by gravelling and paving driveways and doing other dirt-moving jobs in and around school grounds. At least in this county I feel that the schools got the best of the trade. The Board of Supervisors and I believe, the Board of Education, of Tallahatchie County would like to enter into an agreement whereby the above practice can be continued. That is, the Board of Supervisors would mine gravel on 16th section lands and
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