Thursday, March 26, 2009
I-269 maps available for view at IDA office
By SUE WATSON
Anyone interested in seeing the exact map of where I-269 will be built through Marshall County can see their property on maps available at the Industrial Development Authority building on J.M. Ash Drive in Holly Springs during regular working hours.
Bill Mobley, executive director of IDA, said the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) sent a set of maps in sections to his office and they are available for public viewing.
“I’m sure we’ve got a lot of folks interested and they are welcome to come and look,” Mobley said.
To arrange for assistance, call the IDA office at 662-252-3916 and let the staff know when you want to come view the maps.
Mobley advised the board of supervisors of the arrival of the maps at the March 16 meeting of the board.
Supervisors dedicated the meeting to the memory of three Marshall County residents - Dr. W.A. McMillan Sr., Whitley Cocke and Mary Wooten.
Cary Ward, a resident in District 3, visited the board and related some concerns about road conditions in his area near Bell Road.
“The ditches are clogged and there has not been proper maintenance,” Ward said, adding that knee-deep water stands in some places on Bell Road following big rains.
Fallen trees are blocking water flow in some culverts in the area, he said.
He expressed interest in Mason Road at the old Pigeon Roost Road and near the railroad tracks.
Supervisor Keith Taylor told Ward the county was to work cooperatively with DeSoto County and the railroad to improve conditions on Mason Road and at the crossing at Highway 178.
Marshall County eventually widened Mason Road and paved it in that area without help from the other parties, he said.
County administrator Larry Hall added that DeSoto County will be laying asphalt and will align Pigeon Roost Road with Mason Road, measures to improve safety in the area.
Chancery clerk Chuck Thomas, in his report, told supervisors the 2010 Census is coming up and census planners are working with counties, cities and towns to get volunteers enrolled who will serve more or less as ambassadors in getting the word of the census out to the communities. Twenty-five volunteers will be needed, he said. Check with your district supervisor or city mayor for more information.
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