WINONA – A group of concerned citizens living on Green Road in Poplar Creek came before the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors in regards to obstructions in the road they feel is caused by a neighbor’s home placement.
The group of neighboring residents complained about a mobile home being located on the road right-away, and they feel the home’s porch sticks out enough that it could be a danger to motorists. In addition, during rainy weather, mud washes down the neighbor’s driveway into the paved road.
“That will eventually affect the integrity of the road,” said Supervisor Ron Wood, who suggested the county ditch the area in front of the drive to divert water and mud into the ditch instead of flowing over the road.
The neighbors also complained about the residence’s garbage cans being placed on the road to be picked up on Friday, which they feel will lead to an accident.
County attorney Alan D. Lancaster said currently, the county does not have an ordinance preventing mobile homes from being located on the right-away or an ordinance demanding a residence be placed a certain distance from the road.
The board agreed to install a deep ditch alongside Green Road to handle rain water runoff and mudslides from the drive. The board asked Road Manager Chris Breazeale to speak with the homeowner about the proposed work.
In other business:
• The board approved homestead exemption adjustments for 44 Montgomery County residents.
• The board approved the attendance of Constable Jerry Dale Bridges to attend the Mississippi Constables Association Board of Directors meeting in Biloxi later this month.
• The board approved the attendance of all five Montgomery County Election Commissioners attend the ECAM workshop in Grenada in July.
• The board approved the attendance of Deputy Coroner Sendy Hall to attend the MSCMEA Summer Conference in June in Biloxi.
• The board voted to designate Chancery Clerk Ryan Wood as the county agent to request final inspection and closeout from last April’s tornadoes that left heavy damage in the Town of Kilmichael and surrounding areas. The board also voted to have Board President Keith McGee sign a disaster relief agreement with Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.