district: $7.1 million brought to county in three years
review of federal and state dollars funneled through
Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District
shows the non-profit brought over $7 million to Marshall
County, according to Sharon Gardner with the Booneville
presented the figures at the July 11 board of supervisors
dollar the county paid out ($15,000 per year), state and
federal dollars brought $122 in return, she said.
that benefit from agency grants are small business, home
childcare providers, Medicaid recipients, the economic
development sector and schools.
areas Gardner reported the following summary of three
years allocations to projects:
$1.8 million in revolving small business loans to
individuals in Marshall County with a total
active outstanding principal balance of $1.5
$1.6 million for home childcare providers.
$1.6 million for Medicaid waivers supporting 100
recipients. The fiscal year 2005 funding is
$2.1 million in economic development grants with
close to $900,000 of that in loans.
Computer services and technical assistance to the
pending applications awaiting action include economic
development authority money for Chickasaw Trails
Industrial Park, several industries, Potts Camp Town Hall
renovation, and Audubon at Strawberry Plains.
supported applications for improvements on Mt. Carmel
Road, Marshall County Strategic Planning and the
countys hazards mitigation plan.
She said the
countys share, $15,000 a year that goes to pay
staffing and cost of living raises, has remained the same
for about 20 years.
is working with the Appalachian Regional Commission to
draw in $200,000 for a web-based imaging system for
circuit and chancery court, she said. The grant would pay
$7,500 toward a $42,647 front end start-up cost.
business, the board:
a solid waste grant application for $11,920.
a motion to accept new voting machines from the
state. Larry Hall, county administrator/road
manager, said the county is expected to receive
56 new Diebold System voting machines from the
state. The county will have to purchase any other
machines it wants, he said. Currently, the county
has 24 voting precincts and 68 electronic voting
a recommendation from supervisor Ronnie Joe
Bennett that the county blacktop the driveway at
the Marshall County Fairgrounds. Board attorney
Tacey Clark Clayton said a review of the lease
agreement with the Marshall County Fairgrounds
Association will provide answers to whether the
county has the discretionary authority to do the
Jennifer Shackleford to act as county attorney
while Fred Belk recuperates from surgery.
a request from Steve Gaines for the fiscal year
2005-06 allocation to Community Action. The
organization provides Meals on Wheels and utility
bill assistance to the elderly and disabled.
Thomas, chancery clerk, suggested the board
consider funding for once-a-week bus
transportation for veterans to the VA Hospital in
Memphis. Community Action already has a
transportation bus, Thomas said.
claims totalling $49,755.
At the July 5 meeting the board:
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