With everything that has been going on in our state it makes this January 26th Board meeting looked totally boring!!!!
The Board reviewed 14 requests for Duplicate Licenses…. Then went into discussion on the procedure that the Board office was using for the OPENING of a NEW SALON… We keep having to beat this HORSE over and over again. The Board had previously given Cynthia Johnson a directive to follow, however Cynthia Johnson did not like the directive and consulted with Board attorney Jeff Jernigan as to a better way to handle the process…. Needless to say we still have MANY, Many new salon applications being bogged down due the agency’s Executive Director’s inability to DIRECT!!!!!!
The Board also had discussion concerning the endless back log of Violation Notifications. Cynthia Johnson stated that the TEMP help’s contract had ended but they still had a lot of old violations that needed to be sent out.. Cynthia Johnson asked the Board to consider allowing her to bring back the TEMP help until the back log had been caught up.. Waylon Garrett asked Cynthia Johnson how many violations still needed to be process…. Cynthia Johnson replied “I’m Not Sure….” Give me a break if I was going to ask for more help I would at least know how much work I was behind…. Waylon and Dot was firm on no more money to be spent on temporary help. Teresa Whitman made a motion to allow Cynthia Johnson to reinstate the temporary position in order to finish the back log of violations….. Now is where it gets GOOD…. Board President Leisa McElreath as for a second on the motion and no one said anything…. Then, Teresa Whitman said “SHELLY “
ARE YOU NOT GOING TO SECOND IT…. Shelly seconded and Leisa McElreath voted Yes and Motion Passed…..
The Board voted to make temporary rules and regulations permanent…. Dot and Waylon voted no as they did not have a clean set of rules and regulations and both strongly disagreed with the temporary rules pertaining to Salon Licensing. Leisa, Teresa, and Shelly voted Yes… Motion carried..
By this time Waylon looked at Dot and said I don’t know why we are even here, its like always they are going to do what they want to do and our opinion does not even matter…..
Leisa McElreath had Cynthia Johnson ask the Board members if any of them planned on attending the upcoming NIC Regional Conference. Waylon made a motion that no Board members would be attending the Regional Conference. Dot seconded I hear Leisa McElreath say to Kay that if you’ll pass this then I will get paid my “per diem”…… May I have a DRUM ROLL please…. Shelly also voted with Waylon and Dot…. WOW if Shelly had been doing a lot more of this type of voting our agency would not be in the mess that is in….
Well enough about this Board Meeting… I’m moving on to the Mississippi Practical Examination Overview that was presented by PCS…