Expert: Infrastructure needed for site

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 1, 1999

The next step in the development of the Foster Mound Industrial Park is building infrastructure to support the first industries to arrive, said Roy Geoghegan of the Southwest Mississippi Planning and Development District.

Geoghegan told Adams County supervisors Monday morning that an agreement could be reached between the county and the first industries expected to locate on the Foster Mound site to supply water service through an on-site well.

&uot;The first company to locate on the property will construct a water well at the site,&uot; Geoghegan said.

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&uot;It’s the simplest arrangement,&uot; he said. &uot;Rather than have the county maintain the well and charge that cost back to the company, the company can simple maintain the well.&uot;

Adams County Attorney Marion Smith will work on an agreement to specify responsibility between the county and the first company.

Any agreement would be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors before being placed in effect, Geoghegan said.

Virginia Salmon, president of the Board of Supervisors, said the county will continue to strengthen the infrastructure of the Foster Mound property based on what each individual business requires.

One unnamed company is close to coming to the industrial park, she said, but the official announcement of that deal is not yet complete.

&uot;Utilities are in place,&uot; Salmon said. &uot;We have no real idea of when the first business will move in, but we will be ready.&uot;