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County pursues Smithbridge Road bridge replacement
by Jebb Johnston
Oct 10, 2013 | 227 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alcorn County will seek a major bridge replacement on Smithbridge Road.

Cook Coggin Engineers will submit a proposed $3 million bridge replacement project on County Road 750 to the state aid program for consideration. The bridge crosses the Tuscumbia canal.

“That’s something that has been needed for a long time,” said Board President Lowell Hinton.

In other business this week:

• The board officially released the contractor, Eutaw Construction, and accepted the Kimberly Clark Parkway following the final inspection. Supervisors are interested, however, in the possibility of the road being maintained by the state highway department and requested that Cook Coggin Engineers look into making a formal request.

• The board approved pay increases for some departments as proposed in the new fiscal year budget; the 911 office’s request was tabled. Sheriff Charles Rinehart proposed a 3 percent raise for sheriff’s department employees who had not had a raise in six years, he said.

• Supervisors concurred with the city’s reappointment of tourism board members Pauline Sorrell and Billy Taylor.

• The board opened bids on the sale of landfill equipment and took them under advisement for further study.

• The board accepted Commerce National Bank’s bid of 1.55 percent on a $900,000 negotiable note. Other bids: Regions - 1.84 percent, Trustmark - 1.91 percent, BancorpSouth - 2.11 percent, Farmers & Merchants - 2.22 percent.
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