The Delta Solar Farm project with Renewable Energy Solutions is moving forward, as the company and Carroll County purchase land to widen County Road 219.
Supervisor Jim Neill said he has been in touch with the members of the Leflore family, and they have agreed upon the county purchasing an acre from Wallace Leflore.
“He and his brother wanted $10,000 for it. We offered $5,000, and we eventually settled on $8,000,” Neill said.
He said Frank Leflore and his daughter have three- tenths of an acre that the county needs also to purchase to ensure the road is wide enough to handle the trucks that will carry supplies when the construction on the solar farm begins.
Neill said that RES would purchase 15 acres from Leflore and are set to begin the work on the road in August.
He also updated the board on the plaque dedicated to longtime community leader, George Johnson. Johnson, who served as the president of the park board for many years, retired this year, and to honor his service and dedication, the board voted to erect a plaque in the Carroll Recreational Park.
Neill said work on the plaque has begun, and it will have a pedestal at the bottom, with a solid brick structure above, and covered by some dome.
Monday, the board had a meeting with FEMA about the damage each beat sustained during the Easter storm that claimed the life of a McCarley woman.
Supervisors, along with Civil Defense and Emergency Management Director Ken Strachan, met with officials with FEMA via teleconference. During the teleconference, the board discussed damage, how many hours of equipment, including work trucks and manpower hours were used.
The board had another FEMA meeting Tuesday morning but postponed it to be able to gather more information. That meeting has yet to be rescheduled.