The Carroll County Board of Supervisors are now taking under advisement a new LED light proposal from Entergy. Spencer Robinson and Adam Kennedy spoke to the board Monday morning in Vaiden about the possibility of the company coming in and switching over lights in county owned buildings to LED.
Now, if you’ve been keeping up this would make a second proposed LED plan and the two companies The county has also been in talks with Trey Wiggers of Edisson about a possible lighting plan. The difference between the two is Wiggers’ plan involves grant money and could be a bit higher. Entergy’s doesn’t and is a fixed rate plan.
Shane Correro with Willis Engineering of Grenada told supervisors they’d approve to move on some of the light projects with the grant, but put things on hold because the supervisors wanted 75 percent savings.
Robinson told supervisors he works out of his home near Senatobia and he only did a few light audits on the first level of the Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton, Superintendent’s Office and Library.
He told Supervisors with the switch to LED, it would cut their maintenance cost down and the lights have a five-year warranty.
“They can last a pretty good time,” he said.
Robinson said it would be hard to do the second level of the courthouse in Carrollton because it’s an historical landmark and they would have to follow historical codes.
“Who decides on what’s acceptable and not acceptable with that?” Board president Rickie Corley asked.
“The Department of Archives,” Chancery Clerk Sugar Mullins said.
Kennedy told supervisors they could make a list and prioritize what they wanted to do first. “We could do three or four at a time, do the audit on them, get those going and keep moving down the list,” he said, adding that it’s the same thing Grenada County is currently doing to switch over their lights to LED.
“We can begin the work less than 30 days after y’all sign the contract and we have 60 days to get it done,” he said.
“Let us take it under advisement and let’s go from there,” Supervisor Claude Fluker said with all of the supervisors agreeing with Fluker.
Also, the board;
*Approved adjustments to the 2018 tax roll
*Hired Kevin Horan as jail attorney at $15,000 a year as an independent contractor