Carroll County Board of Supervisors have begun the process of taking the Internet tax money allotted by the Mississippi Legislature and completing three road projects in Beats 5, 1 and 3 while a bridge on County Road 22 will be temporarily closed for repairs.
Shane Correro with Willis Engineering of Grenada told supervisors they had to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, approve an engineer and approve an agreement between the county and MDOT.
The county applied for nine roads but only three -- County Road 87, 69 and 215 -- were chosen for the project.
Also, the board agreed to swap State Aid funds with Montgomery County for their Local State Bridge Project funds. Engineer Shane Correro with Willis Engineering said supervisors could use the money to do bridge repair. He said once the two counties swap funds, Carroll County would have roughly $400,000 in LSBP funds to do a project.
“It’s not going to get you a whole new bridge, you can put a box culvert there,” Correro said.
Brown suggested doing a project on County Road 104.
“I thought we did that one already?” Supervisor Claude Fluker asked.
“We put it in the list of roads we sent to Jackson but it didn’t get chose,” Correro said.
The board also heard from Adam Kennedy with Entergy. Kennedy said audits had been done on the county’s LED lighting project except for the clinic in Vaiden and the Carroll County Special Services Office.
“We can only have so many projects open before they tell us we can’t open anymore until we’ve closed out some of the ones we have open,” Kennedy explained to the supervisors.
Correro told supervisors that Willis Engineering thought that the county working with Entergy was better than what they originally wanted to do.
Also, the family of Marlee Jones requested that a plot of land on County Road 62. Board president Rickie Corley said the land belongs to the Jones family and they wanted to designate the land as a family cemetery.
Corley said the family had planned the burial on Wednesday. Board attorney Kevin Horan said the family needed to decide how much land would be allotted for the cemetery.