“A Jackson man without a state contractor’s license won’t get to do about $100,000 in repairs to the roof of the Hinds County Jail after all.
Henderson in late 2011 was one of nearly 200 people convicted of felonies granted pardons or early release by then-Gov. Haley Barbour. Henderson’s record was wiped clean of felony convictions, including two for possession of cocaine and three for receiving stolen property.
At that Nov. 5 meeting, District 1 Supervisor and board president Robert Graham asked Henderson if he had a valid contractor’s license; Henderson said he did. Graham, however, said a computer search showed no evidence of such a license. The board awarded him a $97,000 contract over the objections of Timothy Lewis, the county’s purchasing officer, and county administrator Carmen Davis.
The contract award, however, was contingent on proof that Henderson has a valid contractor’s license and meets all other requirements.
Since then, Mississippi Board of State Contractors division director Charles Sharman has said there is no commercial or residential contractor’s license held by Henderson or his business.”
Ensure all contractors hold proper licenses and meet contractual requirements. Be Sure.