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About Tunica

About Tunica

DSC_0039It’s appropriate that Tunica, Mississippi is nestled between the eastern bank of the mighty Mississippi River and the historic “Blues Highway.”

It’s appropriate because both the river and the highway have, for ages, represented a journey toward great things.

But that journey is just one of the many things that makes Tunica a “Good Place to Live.”

Today, Tunica, Mississippi is a vibrant and charming delta community where Main Street bustles with shoppers treasure hunting in an array of boutique shops, antique stores and more.

When it’s time to take a break from shopping, there’s fewer scenic places to relax than Veteran’s Park. Here, flags proudly fly to honor our nation’s military and plaques offer tribute to those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.

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The Mayor and Board of Alderman meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.  These meetings are open to the public.  If you wish to address the Mayor and Board of Alderman you need to call or fill out and return a Request for Public Participation at Board Meeting form at least one week prior to the board meeting.  Request forms may be returned by fax, email, mail, or dropped off in Town Hall.  Requests that are not completed properly will be rejected.

Board Dockets, Minutes, and Documents.

The Town Clerk’s office is responsible for the town budget, purchasing, tax collection, voter registration, and business licenses.

In order for invoices to be considered for approval by the Board of Alderman they must be received and processed prior to 25th of the month.  The Board will then consider them for approval at the first board meeting of the next month.

Purchasing Requirements

The water/utility department is located in Town Hall and is responsible for billing, receiving utility payments, setting up new accounts, and other inquiries regarding public works.

All individuals and companies who engage in business of any kind within the corporate limits of the Town of Tunica are required by Mississippi state law to have a privilege license.

Privilege licenses may be obtained by filling out an application and payment of applicable fee in Town Hall during normal business hours. Privilege license are valid for 1 year from the time they are issued. The cost of a privilege license is based on the type of business, the number of employees, and the value of the store inventory.

The minimum fee for a privilege license is $20.00.

Town Officials

Mayor

Chuck Cariker

Board of Alderman

Ward 1-Jack Graves

Ward 2-Brad Beach

Ward 3-Eloise Carson

Ward 4-Brooks Taylor

Ward 5-Marie Nickson

Town Attorney

Charles B. “Chuck” Graves, Jr.

Town Clerk

Celia Boren

Deputy Town Clerks

Charles Hailey

Kate Scott Pennock

Chief of Police

Michael Nichols

Municipal Court Clerk

Christy Young

 

 

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