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Southaven residents crowd board meeting

Angry Southaven residents filled the city's board of alderman meeting to demand the mayor's resignation again Tuesday night and question him about money. Angry Southaven residents filled the city's board of alderman meeting to demand the mayor's resignation again Tuesday night and question him about money.

(WMC-TV) - Angry Southaven residents filled the city's board of alderman meeting to demand the mayor's resignation again Tuesday night and question him about money.

It was Mayor Greg Davis' second meeting since he returned from medical treatment.

He's operating as if its business as usual, though many residents aren't letting that happen.

What used to be quiet meetings with few residents are now packed.

Resident Tommy Hurst asked the board to take a vote stopping the mayor from receiving a $5,000 education stipend and $2,700 longevity stipend that he gets annually.

They already put a stop to $35,000 he was getting a year for supervising water and sewer operations.

"The board has indicated to us that they weren't aware of the stipends," said Hurst. "Now they are defending them."

"The board has sent a letter to the attorney general asking for an official opinion," Davis responded.

So why wait for an AG opinion if public opinion seems against the stipends?

"We talked about going ahead and doing something today but under advice of the city attorney, we decided to wait until we get a legal opinion," said Alderman Greg Guy.

While the tone of outrage appears to have calmed some, those still upset are still making demands.

An $850,000 MDOT grant for sidewalks and walking trails remains delayed by the state while the investigation into Davis is still underway, but he told residents there is no threat of losing it.

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