County Administrator

The Board of Supervisors of each county which is required to operate on a countywide system of road administration must appoint some qualified person as county administrator who has knowledgeable experience in any of the following fields: work projection, budget planning, accounting, purchasing, cost control or personnel management. The county administrator, under the policies determined by the Board of Supervisors and subject to the Board’s general supervision and control, shall administer all county affairs falling under the control of the Board and carry out the general policies of the Board in conformity with the estimates of the expenditures fixed in the annual budget as adopted by the Board.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The County Administrator of Adams County is responsible for:

a) Carrying out the policies adopted by the Board of Supervisors;

b) Supervision over the boards of other divisions of county government, (except the Sheriff’s Department), financed in whole or in part through taxies levied on county property and purchases shall be made from vendors whose bids have been accepted by the Board of Supervisors under the provisions of the law;

c) Preparing the budget for consideration by the Board of Supervisors and assisting the Board of Supervisors in the preparation of the tax levy;

d) Making inquiry of any person or group using county funds appropriated by the Board of Supervisors as to the use or proper use of such funds and shall report to the Board of Supervisors as to such findings and preparation of budget amendments;

e) General supervision over the county sanitary landfills and refuse collections procedures;

f) General supervision over any and all zoning and building code ordinances adopted by the Board of Supervisors and shall administer said ordinances;

g) Working with various divisions of county government and agencies to see that county-owned property is properly managed, maintained, repaired, improved, kept or stored;

h) Seeing that all orders, resolutions and regulations of the Board of Supervisors are faithfully executed;

i) Making reports to the Board from time to time concerning the affairs of the county and keeping the Board fully advised as to the financial condition of the county and future financial needs and preparing of other necessary reports;

j) Securing insurance coverage on such property as the Board shall decide should be insured and securing any other insurance required or authorized by law. The Administrator shall work out a plan of insurance for the county which will ensure minimum premiums;

k) Receiving inquiries and complaints from citizens of the county as to the operation of county government, investigating such inquiries and complaints and reporting the findings to the Board and the individual supervisor of the district from which such inquiry or complaint arises;

l) Meeting regularly with the Board of Supervisors;

m) Performing any and all other administrative duties that the Board of Supervisors could legally perform themselves and that they can legally delegate without violating the law of the state nor impinging upon the duties set out by law for other officers;

n) Implementing and administering a system of countywide personnel administration;

o) Assist in securing financing for various county purchases or projects;

p) Coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act

q) Any other responsibilities required by the Board.

Contact Information

Joe Murray
County Administrator

314 State Street
Natchez, MS 39120

Phone: (601) 445-7934
Fax:  (601) 304-8088

NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS
      WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Adams County Board of Supervisors will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The Adams County Board of Supervisors does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication:  The Adams County Board of Supervisors will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Adams County Board of Supervisor’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Adams County Board of Supervisors will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.  For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in all Adams County Board of Supervisor’s offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the Adams County Board of Supervisors, should contact the office of Joe Murray, the Adams County Administrator, at 601-445-7934 or by email at jmurray@adamscountyms.gov, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Adams County Board of Supervisors to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the Adams County Board of Supervisors is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Joe Murray, the Adams County Administrator, at 601-445-7934 or by email at jmurray@adamscountyms.gov.

The Adams County Board of Supervisors will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Adams County Board of Supervisors
 Grievance Procedure under
The Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA").  It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Adams County Board of Supervisors.  The Adams County Board of Supervisor's Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem.  Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:   Joe Murray, Adams County Administrator and ADA Coordinator, 314 State Street, Natchez, MS 39120.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, Joe Murray or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, Joe Murray or his designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape.  The response will explain the position of the Adams County Board of Supervisors and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by Joe Murray or his designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Adams County Board of Supervisors President or his/her designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Adams County Board of Supervisors President or his/her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Adams County Board of Supervisors President or his/her designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by Joe Murray or his designee, appeals to the Adams County Board of Supervisors President or his/her designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the Adams County Board of Supervisors for at least three years.