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Supervisors approve Union County’s four year road plan

The Union County Board of Supervisors is considering a slight variation in the route of a portion of County Road 185, which intersects Highway 348 north of Blue Springs.

Roads, their maintenance and improvement, often the most conspicuous work of Mississippi Boards of Supervisors, were a major part of the Union County board’s Monday agenda.

Every year county boards must, by law, adopt a four-year plan for work on county roads and bridges. The plan must be re-adopted every year and may change, according to needs that have become higher or lower in priority since the prior year.

By a unanimous vote, Monday morning, February 1st, the Union County Board of Supervisors adopted its plan for road work during the next 48 months. NAnewsweb.com makes the entire list of targeted road projects available at this link: Supervisor Road Plan

Additionally, the board considered a motion to slightly modify the route of County Road 185 (CR185). Under the motion, a portion of the roadway would be moved 20-25 feet from its current route. CR185 intersects Highway 248 a little less than nine miles east of the New Albany City limits. It runs north from Highway 348 in front of Ellistown Baptist Church. Running south from the same Highway 348  intersection is Highway 9 to Blue Springs and I-22.

Supervisors Steve Watson and David Kitchens were designated by the board to “take a look” at the CR185 project.

In another matter the Board of Supervisors received bids for air conditioning work on the county-owned building on Denmill Road being leased to Emerald Manufacturing Company. The lowest of four bids was by Riddle Air Conditioning and Heating Company of New Albany, which bid $578,000 on the work. The highest bid of $824,935 was from Timbo Construction. However, the Riddle bid was still higher than had been anticipated for the work, and an attempt will be made to negotiate a lower price with Riddle. Money for the work comes from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).R. Patterson appeared before the board with a complaint about garbage collection invoices that he had received. Patterson said the invoices were for garbage collection services at residential rental properties, which he owns. He said some of the tenants had long ago moved from his rental units.

W.R. Patterson appeared before the board with a complaint about garbage collection invoices that he had received. Patterson said the invoices were for garbage collection services at residential rental properties, which he owns. He said some of the tenants had long ago moved from his rental units.

Board of Supervisors Attorney Thad Mueller explained to Mr. Patterson that “the law is that the land owner and the tenant” are jointly liable for the garbage bills. The invoices for garbage collection are actually handled on behalf of Union County by the Three Rivers Planning and Development District headquartered in Pontotoc. It was suggested that he contact Three Rivers for a possible resolution of his concerns.

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