JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County Board of Supervisors President Troy Ross says he's going to look into the residency of all Singing River Health System Board of Trustee members. This after another concern about the residency of one of the members.
The residency trustee Allen Cronier is now in question. Cronier owns a home and property in Mobile County. According to officials at the Mobile County Department of Revenue, Cronier claims the Alabama property as his primary residence so he is eligible for homestead exemption. If that is the case, Cronier might not be able to serve on the board of trustees, because members must reside in Jackson County.
There's a twist though: He also owns a home in the Hurley area and has a tax exemption on that property. All of this comes in the wake of another board member, Morris Strickland's resignation earlier this week. Strickland was found to be living in Biloxi.
WLOX News called Cronier to ask him about this concern, but we had to leave a message. Cronier later contacted us by text message and said any further comments would come from Singing River Health System Spokesperson Richard Lucas.
Lucas said hospital officials have been assured by Cronier that his primary residence is in Jackson County. Lucas went on to say the health system has no problem with Cronier continuing to serve on the Board of Trustees.