Supervisors seeking grant to make former water works handicap accessible

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 3, 2001

NATCHEZ – During Monday morning’s Adams County Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors voted to pursue a Community Development Block Grant of up to $450,000.

The Southwest Planning and Development District’s staff will apply for the grant. Supervisors want to use the money to make the former water works building accessible to the disabled.

But the exact amount and uses of the grant have not been pinned down yet. &uot;The grant application isn’t due until March, so there’s a lot of work to be done between now and then,&uot; said Wirt Peterman of Southwest Planning.

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The building now houses the county’s Sanitation Department and will house the District Attorney’s Office.

In addition, Supervisor Darryl Grennell asked fellow supervisors to consider helping the City of Natchez fund a match for a state Wildlife and Fisheries grant.

The $75,000 grant would have to be matched by an equal amount of local money. The funds could be used to construct a neighborhood swimming pool, Grennell said.

In other business, supervisors:

4Briefly discussed improvements Adams County public health officials want made to the county’s Health Departmen.

&uot;The roof leaks, and we’re offering to buy the supplies if (the county furnishes) the labor,&uot; said Rene Smira, deputy director for Health Department District VII. &uot;Also, the skylight in the lobby needs repair.

&uot;The building’s in pretty good shape – there are just minor things that need to be done,&uot; she said. Supervisors said they will have to research the list before taking any action.

4Approved seven requests for supervisors and other county officials to travel this month to in-state conferences and meetings.

Those meetings included a Wednesday meeting with state transportation officials in Jackson to discuss getting more state aid money for Adams County.

They also included a Department of Archives and History meeting on Friday to discuss a $500,000 grant for a federal courthouse in Natchez.

4Voted to accept a $1,240, one-year maintenance contract with Mailroom Consultants of Jackson on a mailing machine and scales for the county’s mailroom.

4Passed resolutions commending Trinity High School’s football team on winning the state championship and the Natchez High School choir on winning all superior ratings at a recent competition.

4Voted to approve a contract with Jordan, Kaiser and Sessions on work to be done on Levee Road. The cost will be more than $60,000, county officials said. Exact figures were not available.

4Heard a report by Road Manager Russell Dorris, who mentioned that the Tate Road bridge is closed for repairs.