Board to hold hearing on USDA grant

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 9, 2003

WOODVILLE &045;&045; During a 20-minute meeting on Monday, Wilkinson County supervisors scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 22 as part of the application process for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant to fund the purchase of two new patrol cars for the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office.

The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in the board room at the county’s courthouse annex building.

The county has applied for more than $40,000 in federal funds to buy the new cars, Purchasing Clerk Consandra Christmas said.

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Supervisors also agreed to provide office space at the J. R. Hamilton Extension Service Building for the newly hired director of an expanded food and nutrition program for third graders in Amite and Wilkinson counties.

The program is offered in conjunction with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Program Director Dannie Bolden will undergo a two-week training program in both counties.

In other action, the Board of Supervisors:

4Learned that construction of a barbed wire fence around the Town of Woodville’s new wastewater treatment facility has been completed.

The $5,000 fencing project was performed by the county as in-kind work on the facility, which is located south of Woodville on the Woodville-Jackson Road.

4Designated Dec. 24-26 as Christmas holidays and Jan. 1 and 2 as New Year’s holidays for county employees.