Several other projects were also acted
upon at the April 23 board meeting, including renewing a two-year inter-local
agreement for work-force development and other projects with Northeast
Mississippi Planning and Development District (NEPDD), and planning
the next phase of 911 communications equipment upgrades with the City
of Holly Springs.
- opened bids for the replacement of a bridge on Old Highway 7 South
in Waterford and for overlay of a portion of Marianna Road. The bridge
replacement bid will be awarded to Union Construction Company in Etta
at a price of $329,944, pending review of the bids by state aid engineers.
W.W. Contractors in Sardis bid $374,815.
The contract for the overlay of a portion of Marianna
Road went to Lehman Roberts in Batesville at a cost of $405,944.
Standard Construction Company in Germantown bid $473,618.
authorized Larry Britt, county engineer, and the
board attorney Tacey Clayton Locke, to look over paperwork that
would return some right-of-way at an old intersection where North
and South Slayden Roads joined Highway 72 to individuals who gave
the rights-of-way. The right-of-way was freed up when the state
department of transportation rebuilt the intersection to make North
and South Slayden Roads line up with each other.
approved resolution for an application for a community
development block grant to plan for locating railroad overpasses
at Byhalia and Potts Camp. The grant to study the proposed overpasses
could be funded in part through NEPDD.
approved a six-acre site for rezoning at Highway
72 and Slayden Road. The owner sought approval for the construction
of a 5,000 square foot convenience store and a car wash.
approved a permit for the City of Holly Springs
to supply natural gas on Jeffries Road and at Lake Center. A permit
for a 2.8 mile stretch of natural gas line was also approved in
District 1 and District 4.
- discussed a joint grant that would provide equipment capable of
mapping and later of tracing the origin of cell phone and land line
phone calls incoming to E-911. The cost for the system is $470,000
and would be applied for through fire act grants, according to Holly
Springs Fire Chief Ken Holbrook. The grant requires a 10 percent match
or $47,000. The equipment would serve law enforcement, fire protection
and ambulance service throughout the entire county.
“A regional coverage and multi-agency use
heightens our chance of getting it accepted,” Holbrook said.
Jimmye Dale Green, director of 911, said if funding
is approved, the cities and county would all benefit because Phase
II is mandated by federal law to be in place by February 2009. Without
the grant, the local governments would have to pay for the equipment,
The director of Homeland Security and Emergency
Management director Hugh Hollowell presented some equipment for
bids and an Emergency Management Grant application for the signature
of board president Eddie Dixon.
- rescinded a motion to remove a metal pole near a homeowner’s
mailbox after the board decided it was not a safety hazard.
Supervisors also discussed regulations regarding
concrete, brick and iron posts used as supports for mailboxes on
roads maintained with state aid funds.
approved a request from the county superintendent
of education to use the county’s paving contract as a conduit
for bidding for asphalt paving of drives at two schools.