Thursday, June 16, 2005
GEO (Marshall County Corrections) presented the county a check for $80,000 at the Monday board of supervisors meeting.
Warden Lepher Jenkins appeared in person to present the check which is normally mailed to the chancery clerks office, according to Chuck Thomas. He said GEO, under an agreement with the county, does not pay taxes but pays the fee in lieu of taxes.
In other business the board voted to give J.M. Flick Ash an ingress/egress easement to property Ash owns near the Solid Waste Collection site at the North Exit to Holly Springs.
The easement will be attached to the property and is a permanent easement, Thomas said. Ash paid the county for the easement and for an appraisal for the easement which allows the owner of that property to use the road through the rubbish collection facility to access the property. Ash also agreed to keep up the road and maintain his portion through the area. The road is not listed as an county road on the Official County Road Map.
In other matters, Glen Johnson asked the board for permission to use the community center in District 4 for meetings with senior citizens. Johnson also alleged that District 4 roads are not getting the attention they deserve. He asked supervisors to monitor the conditions and needs of the roads in the district closer.
Johnson also asked for clarification of a garbage bill he received from RES, which he alleged was sent to him during a time when his residence was not inhabited while repairs were being done on the structure.
Supervisors authorized a request from John Bomar, pastor of Brookside Baptist Church, for a variance to build a new sanctuary at the intersection of Goodman and Bailey roads. Bomar said his church membership is moving south of the border.
The church originated in the Capleville area, migrated to the Collierville area and is now creeping further away from Memphis, he said.
Beth Overall, with the Marshall County Fairgrounds, reported that the first tractor pull at the facility was a huge success. She said the group wants to come back next year.
Overall handed out a monthly financial statement to the board and announced that a county fair is scheduled for the last week in July at the Fairgrounds.
She thanked supervisors lending their help during the tractor pull.
At the request of George Lee and with the recommendation of tax assessor Ronnie Johnson, the board accepted an offer from Lee to provide the software necessary to print copies of the new county maps. Lee said he has requested copies for six weeks and would donate the software in exchange for the maps.
The maps will be made available by request once the software is installed.
In other business, the board:
Next meeting changed
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will not meet June 20 because of a state convention of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors.
The next meeting is set for June 27 at 5 p.m. at the Court Room, 103b Market Street, Holly Springs.
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