Saturday, January 25, 2020

Nice Work If You Can Get It

The Madison County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to hire Lord Snow for monitoring federal legislation. The Madison County Solons will pay $12,500 per month for the year to Lord Snow.  The contract and video of what can be loosely called a discussion are posted below.  The vote to approve the contract was unanimous.


Anonymous said...

That is crazy. They will assign some legal assistant $20/hour to track legislation which is all available online.

Can you say quid pro quo?

Anonymous said...

Well Madison has to do something!! If BS gets angry and moves out of that behemoth of a structure, then who will occupy it?

Anonymous said...

So now MadCo is paying little Phil transition fees at $200/hour AND paying new hire Espy. . Also paying Snow. Good time to be a lawyer with a friend on the BoS. Pay a lawyer or pave a road?

Madison Rulz said...

That's a bargain. They charge me $10 grand a month to monitor Walmart sales.

Anonymous said...

Something smells about that arrangement! Will the supervisors get office space at BS?

Anonymous said...

If you idiots in Banks district would get out and vote, then this wouldn't happen. Especially the handful of white libtards in Lake Caroline who voted for him because he's a Dem. County politics are not always about party.

And of course, without Steen, none of this can happen. Ridgeland voters suck!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Great idea
Minimal outlay for huge rewards for all citizens of Madison
Jackson needs to do the same as its infrastructure decay is more advanced

Good luck people

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I live in Pisgah where life is still just like Mayberry.

Anonymous said...

$150,000 a year to monitor legislation? You could hire a lawyer right out of school for HALF that amount and devote them to nothing but. Unbelievable waste.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

"That is crazy. They will assign some legal assistant $20/hour to track legislation which is all available online. Can you say quid pro quo"? This what the Blackmon's did when ruling Canton telling their flunkies Truly, McNiel and the Aldermen/women how business would be done.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi is a debtor nation.

Mississippi gets more federal dollars per capita than any other state.

Mississippi should actually be cut into 3 separate areas and given to adjoining states.

Since that won’t happen ^ then we need to get as much $ as we can from the federal government because Mississippi will never be able to afford to pay for itself. Jackson can’t pay 1 billion for new infrastructure. The Federal government has to assist because citizens of Mississippi will soon face serious health issues related to water / sewer not just in Jackson but all over.

Spend the money to get money from DC.

Anonymous said...

What is going to FUNNY at S*** Is when Steen pisses off Banks and Griffin!! Wait for it!
In the meantime Steen sits between then with the big head, smart mouth and the woman hater he is proud of seeing $12,500 a month of the taxpayers money to Bob Clark and crew for probably NOTHING.

Steen was warned in advance and Espy was with him at the Meeting w/ BS

Unknown said...

12:43 pm

It’s Don Clark....not Bob Clark.

You may be mad at the wrong guy?

Anonymous said...

BS holds its self out as a law firm. but this is not in any way a contract for legal paragraph 2 of the contract entitled SERVICES. this is nothing but hiring lobbyists to see how much money BS can wring out of the legislature and the feds for madison county. BS is nothing but a bunch of lobbyists dressed up at a law firm.

Anonymous said...

"So now MadCo is paying little Phil transition fees at $200/hour"

Well, It's not legal to pay severance to government employees and government contractors in Mississippi, so they had to come up with a way to ease her off into the stratosphere without pissing Daddy off. Never know where or when Feel might surface.

Anonymous said...

This is a Joke.This is not the way to get Federal money and grants.

Anonymous said...

You Attny Snell haters.
She offered a transition contract out of professionalism and courtesy. Isn't that the way it should happen? You can bet there would not have even been a vote if Steen had not agreed to bring it forward.
The current board didn't have to approve it, they did. What is wrong with that?
If she is needed in the first 6 weeks, she should be paid. Would you work for free?

She has enough to do in her own private firm without billing Mad Co and most likely won't miss some of the BS, back stabbing, two faced, corruption in Mad Co leadership.
I know I wouldn't.
So we wait - Now let's see how much Federal Funding the County gets.

Anonymous said...

@3:55 pm
What is the "way" to get Federal Money and Grants?

Anonymous said...

I can’t wait until they all piss the wrong people off and wind up in the federal penitentiary. They are headed in the right direction; just wait and see!

Anonymous said...

12:20 wrote "Mississippi should actually be cut into 3 separate areas and given to adjoining states." Have you ever been to the adjoining states?

Memphis, just across the state line to the north, is a bigger ghetto than Jackson. Alabama is . . . Alabama. Louisiana is already a two-nation state. And Arkansas . . . well, Arkansas may be OK.

Anonymous said...

I would agree with that.

Anonymous said...

I don’t think previous commenters are saying Snell wouldn’t get paid for work, but that BoS are paying a lot for lawyers these days. Interesting that the “conservative $guy” left the room for the vote...

Anonymous said...

8:26 pm

Yes that’s correct.

And none of them is last in everything or as big a debtor nation state.

It’s not hard to envision a scenario whereby the state is split to maximize the benefits for all.

(Memphis is not a state by the way)

Anonymous said...

"She has enough to do in her own private firm without billing Mad Co.." Tell us more about her private firm.

Can you see Espy asking her to transition him into something? He considers her a 'junior talent' at best, someone who should have been under his wing in on-job-training. And he might be correct.

Anonymous said...

Happy Monday, Just had a conversation with the opponent of Gerald Steen in the next Supervisor election!
Just so all you who love your 3 amigos are in the know.

Anonymous said...

Read sections 4 & 5. The $12,500/mo will not be the end of it. It is strictly a retainer fee to "monitor". Once they fins something they can start working on getting whatever it is they find and then Butler Snow will bill(at their rate) for work preformed over and above the "monitoring". This will end up costing way more than $150,000.

Anonymous said...

Do you people expect Butler Snow to work for free? This is a typical fee agreement. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Steens wishes. All of this is What STEEN wants.
Bank/ Griffin and Steen wanted ESPY.
Good Lord MC taxpayers are so screwed.
Watch for the first billing by Espy on the next agenda.

Anonymous said...

9:58 AM - Hey, Don Clark, glad to see you join in the blog! It is NOT a typical fee agreement. It's a typical Lord Snow agreement. Hidden clauses to bring in the REAL dollars. Down the road, this will cost Madison County BIG BUCKS and will make bigger bucks for Lord Snow from other clients through this "monitoring" agreement. We'll never know the real wealth this will bring to the evil empire.

Anonymous said...

@11:38, what is the source of your information? FYI this is not Mr. Clark.

Anonymous said...

Can you say "In your Face!" That is what Steen, Banks and Griffin are doing to the people of Madison County. I agree that we had some people that sat on their happy ass and did not go vote and some that drank the Banks and Steen "Koolaid". But those of us that care about Madison County have to suffer for their short comings. The three of them are as crooked as they come and they don't care if you know it. Steen has mastered the "back room" deal perfectly. They even said he met with them and had the deal tied up before it even came to the board for approval. He just had to make one stop on the way to Canton to drop his little brown envelope off at the house!

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