At the request of Sandy Mitchell and Joe Duncan, the board approved a resolution requesting assistance from the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District with levee repairs on the Hatchie River. Mitchell said the area is south of Mississippi Highway 2 on Joe Caldwell’s property.
TRVWMD is currently working downstream and may be able to complete the additional work before leaving the county, Mitchell said.
In other business:
n The board gave approval to Crossroads Arena’s request to pay for various facility needs by dipping into the bricks and mortar account of the arena’s portion of the tourism tax. A list of items, including getting the air conditioning back in good order, totals $93,788.
The arena also submitted its budget, which will request $200,000 from the pot of tourism money.
Arena Manager Tammy Genovese reported that ticket sales for “Duck Dynasty” currently total 800.
n The top need at the Corinth-Alcorn County Airport is replacement of aging equipment, said board member Lynn Lamb, who submitted the budget.
“This airport, for a lot of the decision makers, this is the first thing they see,” he said.
The airport facility is valued at $4.7 million.
n In the disbursement of county fire insurance rebate funds to the volunteer fire departments, the board agreed to a request to increase Pisgah’s allotment from $1,250 to $2,500. Although the department is located in northern Prentiss County, Pisgah frequently assists with firefighting in southern Alcorn County, said Ricky Gibens, fire services coordinator.
The board approved the hiring of Larry Crum as an additional bailiff to help cover the upcoming circuit and chancery court sessions.
The next regular meeting is 9 a.m. Aug. 5.