County OKs moving offices to Tracetown

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 23, 2001

With the extension of the Natchez Trace fast approaching, the Adams County Board of Supervisors approved moving displaced offices on Liberty Road to Tracetown Shopping Center Monday.

Stacy McKay, of the Farm Service Agency – one of the displaced agencies – suggested the move to the supervisors.

&uot;We have looked at several locations in the Natchez area,&uot; McKay said. &uot;We’ve finally settled on a location at the Tracetown shopping area.&uot;

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A 6,000 sq. foot area at the shopping center would house the Farm Services Agency, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District.

The supervisors voted unanimously in support of the plan pending the negotiation of a favorable lease price with property owner, J.W. Properties.

The move is necessary because the Natchez Trace is being extended down Liberty Road and the agencies’ location is needed as part of the project.

&uot;I feel like any day now we are going to receive a 30 day notice from the Mississippi Department of Transportation,&uot; McKay said.

McKay said he has been told the agencies will be offered an extension and he plans to request a final moving date of June 1.

The Adams County Road Department and the Adams County Sanitation Department are also being displaced by Natchez Trace.

In other business, supervisors:

4Voted 3-2 to buy a $100 full-page ad from Wharlest Jackson Lodge No. 1675 to promote economic development.

4Voted to change its life insurance police to Boston Mutual because it will not reduce its coverage as employees reach 65, they can stay under the policy if they leave Adams County and people – such as school crossing guards – who work less than 30 hours a week will be covered. A Morgantown School crossing guard died on the job this year and was not covered under Adams County’s policy.

The new plan will cost Adams County two cents less per every $2,000 and will go into affect April 1.

4Discussed possible changes in how Adams County receives its National Forest Revenues.

4Accepted an $8,945 bid from Gamberi Lawn Service to landscape the Adams County Courthouse.

4Voted to place signs at Adams County prohibiting alcohol on the grounds.

4Heard a report from Grennell on a conference he attended about recycling and discussed having Adams County apply for a recycling grant.