Pontotoc County commissioners proclaimed April 19 Earth Day at their regular Monday meeting.

Gwen Gjovig of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) requested a waived or reduced fee to hold a gala event at the Agri-plex.

“CASA recruits trained volunteers to represent abused and neglected children in court,” Gjovig said.  “The reason I’m here is that we depend on donations, grants and state appropriations for our funding.  As you all know we’ve been in a pretty big slump lately.  Our donations have gone down and we need to recoup some of that.”

Commissioners voted to reduce the regular $475 plus other fees to a flat rate of $200 for CASA’s event.

Randall Christie of 3-Crosses/Ken Lance Arena requested $5,000 in marketing funds from commissioners.  District Three Commissioner Justin Roberts was unsure of the legality of donating the funds because the bank account was in the name of 3-Crosses Cowboy Church.

Commissioners voted to get a clarification on the legality of donating the funds from District Attorney Chris Ross.

Commissioners also voted to approve final plans for West Days Creek Bridge and purchase a cook stove for the Agri-plex.

Pontotoc County commissioners voted to reprimand Marketing and Tourism Director Brenda Gilstrap at a Monday morning meeting following executive session to discuss personnel issues at the Agri-plex.  County Clerk Pam Walker said the reprimand was for customer complaints at the Agri-plex.