Thursday, January 11, 2007
Supervisors reappoint department heads, attorney
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors breezed through a short agenda on the first meeting of the new year, January 2, with the reappointment of all positions, including the board attorney, consulting engineer, zoning director and administrator/road manager.
With little work on the agenda following the Christmas and New Year break, the board heard reports.
Bill Renick, director of the Marshall County Industrial Authority, advised the board of supervisors that he expects lots of activity early this year on the heels of a flurry of end of 2006 activities.
Developers are speculating on land in Districts 2 and 3, he said.
Construction at the new Cargill facility in Byhalia will resume shortly and contracts are expected on the construction of I-69, he said.
The board approved accepting a workforce grant from Three Rivers Planning and Development District. The grant will pay the salary of an employee to help with applications and interviewing for new jobs as they become available in industries within the county and other employment services. The consultant will work under the direction of Renick at the IDA office.
Larry Hall, administrator and road manager, said a grant application to build an elevator at the county historical museum was not funded due to stiff competition this year at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
He recommended the board proceed with installation of heat and air at the museum.
Bids were opened for new dump trucks and tractor trucks and taken under advisement.
Road crews are doing maintenance of shoulders and pot holes with teams rotating through the beats at Mason Road, Carey Chapel Road, Desoto Road and elsewhere.
Supervisors authorized renewal of surety bonds for all elected officials, approved freeport warehouse licenses for all industries in the county which request them, and approved a claims docket of $455,715 covering the December 2006 period.
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