SEC. 19-5-89. Promotion of youth activities.
The board of supervisors of any county in the State of Mississippi, in which there is located a national cemetery wholly supported by federal funds, and any county having a population of less than twenty thousand (20,000) in accordance with the 1950 census, with an area of less than four hundred twenty-five (425) square miles, and an assessed valuation on the basis of the 1950-1954 assessment rolls placing it in Class 5, is authorized to appropriate and expend, in its discretion, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) per annum, to be paid from the general fund of the county, for promoting and financing youth activities in the county, such as Little Boys Baseball, Inc., and other recreational activities for youth. This authority shall also extend to the board of supervisors of any county bordering on the Mississippi River and having an area of four hundred forty-eight (448) square miles with a population not in excess of thirty-two thousand five hundred (32,500) and a municipality therein with a population in excess of twenty-two thousand (22,000) and not more than twenty-three thousand (23,000), all in accordance with the federal census of 1950. Such authority shall also extend to any county having an assessed valuation of less than five million dollars ($5,000,000.00), according to the 1960 federal census, and a portion of which lies in the DeSoto National Forest and having an area of less than four hundred fifty (450) square miles, which shall be authorized, in the discretion of the board of supervisors, to appropriate and expend not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per annum on youth activities. Such authority shall also extend to any city in which there is located a Baptist-supported college founded in 1826, which shall be authorized, in the discretion of the mayor and board of aldermen, to appropriate and expend not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) per annum on youth activities within the city, such as Little League Baseball, Inc., the YMCA and other recreational activities for youth.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 2965-05; Laws, 1958, ch. 227; 1962, ch. 250; 1977, ch. 305, eff from and after passage (approved February 24, 1977).