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Board of Supervisors consider new request
by Jebb Johnston
Nov 18, 2013 | 199 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Preparation of a county-owned building to be occupied by Flowers Baking Co. is coming down to the final touches.

The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Monday considered the business’ request for a blue and white tile floor to be laid in the retail portion of the building. The county, which has invested in some improvements to the building for the new tenant, wants to split the estimated $4,000 flooring cost with the business.

Several loads of gravel are also needed. With just a few parking spaces available in front of the building, Alliance President Gary Chandler said the business wants to extend parking availability with an adjacent gravel area and also add a gravel area for employee parking.

Some HVAC and plumbing work may also be needed to get the South Harper Road building ready for occupancy.

The county recently inked a lease agreement with Flowers, which acquired Hostess, to use the building as a distribution point and retail business. Flowers has used another location in Corinth for distribution but has not previously had a retail business in the city.

Final Touch was the building’s previous occupant.

In other business on the county’s light Monday agenda:

• The county is scratching New Year’s Eve off the recently approved list of winter holidays for the county. Board Attorney Bill Davis said the governor proclaimed Dec. 31 as a holiday in the prior year but did not do so this year.

• The board approved a request from AT&T to place a fiber optic line along County Road 750 (Smithbridge Road) and Alcorn Drive.

• The board received notification from the Tennessee Valley Authority of plans to rebuild a majority of the Pickwick Hydro Plant - Kimberly Clark 161 kV transmission line on existing right-of-way. It crosses Road 157.

• Supervisors approved continuing the county depository with SOUTHBank at last year’s rate of 0.5 percent and no charge for credit and debit card processing.

• The board received notification of the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District’s approval of assistance with repair of the bridge over Goose Pond Creek on County Road 609.

• The board authorized travel for supervisors, the board attorney and Chancery Clerk Bobby Marolt for the mid-winter conference in Jackson on Jan. 6-8; for Circuit Clerk Joe Caldwell for the circuit clerk’s convention in Jackson on Jan. 8-10; and for Caldwell and the election commissioners for the Election Commissioners Association of Mississippi Convention in Philadelphia on Jan. 22-24.

• The board’s next meeting is 9 a.m. Dec. 2.
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