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Supervisors accept SRHS agreement

Some of the retirees at the meeting said the supervisors should have waited for the newly elected board to take office before voting on an agreement. (Photo source: WLOX) Some of the retirees at the meeting said the supervisors should have waited for the newly elected board to take office before voting on an agreement. (Photo source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Jackson County supervisors on Monday passed a resolution to accept a settlement agreement on the Singing River Health System pension plan. 

The county will pay $13.6 million to the hospital system for indigent care. But supervisors will not place any money in the pension fund, nor pay an lawyers' fees. 

Some of the retirees at the meeting said the supervisors should have waited for the newly elected board to take office before voting on an agreement. Several supervisors lost re-election bids because of the pension plan scandal. 

But supervisors said delaying a vote would have meant the county would lose its authority to appoint new trustees and a turnaround firm for SRHS. 

Danielle Thomas was at today's meeting and will have more reaction on the 4-1 vote later today on WLOX News and WLOX.com

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