Supervisors consider relocation of disposal site

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Adams County supervisors on Tuesday discussed the possible relocation of Adams County’s disposal site on Mantua Plantation on Kingston Road to another location on the property.

That site and a site on Foster Mound Road are open to Adams County residents for disposal of large items which are later removed by Adams County Waste Management.

The 1,200-acre property is owned by Resource Forestry of Georgia Pacific, which allows Adams County to use a piece of the land for a disposal site at no charge, board president Virginia Salmon said.

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The company plans to sell the property next year but supervisors want to maintain a disposal site in the area to discourage illegal dumping.

&uot;I don’t think we can afford closing (the disposal site) down,&uot; Salmon said.

&uot;We can not be without a place to dispose of things.&uot;

The Tuesday meeting was a continuation of the board’s regular meeting on Monday.

The board recessed on Monday so they could talk with Lance Keith of California about a possible industrial prospect for Adams County.

In other business, supervisors will meet today with Norman Winters, state horticulture and landscape specialist for Mississippi State University, to discuss what types of plants to plant around the courthouse.

The Adams County Courthouse on State Street is under renovation, and supervisors said they want to make sure the outside looks as good as the inside.

They think Winters may be able to help.

&uot;He knows what grows in the South (and) he knows what grows year round,&uot; Salmon said.

Winters, who offers the service at no charge as part of his employment, also has experience landscaping public buildings, Salmon added.

&uot;I’m glad to see we are moving forward with the project,&uot;&160;said Supervisor Darryl Grennell.

Because of the renovation, board members say the grounds of the building should also look presentable.

&uot;We put hundreds of thousands of dollars in that building,&uot; said Supervisor Lynwood Easterling. &uot;You can’t see it for the weeds.&uot;

Salmon said she hoped local clubs and organizations will sponsor some of the courthouse landscaping.

In other business Tuesday the board:

-Appointed Cappy Stahlman to fill the unexpired term of Oliver Harrison on the Natchez-Adams County Airport Commission.

-Received an update on Adams County’s plan to reduce mailing costs by centralizing the county’s mailing system.

-Decided to ask the Mississippi Department of&160;Transportation to add a crosswalk for pedestrians crossing Lynda Lee Drive at Old Washington Road.