Residents complain to supervisors

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 3, 2004

NATCHEZ &045; Several county residents appeared before the Adams County Board of Supervisors Monday morning to express concern with county projects.

The board had previously discussed plans to condemn the bridge on Moss Grove Road and build a new one, but nothing has been done yet, according to residents.

Board Attorney Marion Smith told the residents the county was working to correct the problem.

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&uot;We have to identify the people who own the property, and we are trying to identify them,&uot; Smith said. &uot;The property is owned by well over 100 people, but we are making some progress on it.&uot;

Daniel Tucker, who lives near the bridge, said he had to drive out of his way every day to take his daughter to school.

&uot;It is an emergency that needs to be put on the top of the list,&uot; Tucker said.

Leroy Chartman also questioned the board about stopped up culverts in districts 4 and 5. Due to frequent rain, the small culverts are full of leaves and trash, Chartman said, asking if the county could purchase new culverts. The Department of Road Management agreed to check into the situation Monday afternoon.

The board also addressed three vacancies on the Natchez Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees from terms that expired Jan. 30.

Renza Grennell was appointed and James Coleman was reappointed to the board. The remaining slot will be addressed at the next meeting.

S.E. &uot;Spanky&uot; Felter was appointed to the Board of Commissioners of South-central Mississippi Works to fill the spot previously held by former Supervisor Virginia Salmon.

In other business:

4 The board heard a report from Civil Defense Director George Souderes about upcoming training for the hazardous materials team.

4 Michael Ferdinand, executive director of the Natchez-Adams County Economic Development Authority, received approval to purchase equipment to lend to industrial plant Venco.


The board approved a bid from AmSouth bank to handle the county’s funds.


The board agreed to look into a possible surveillance system in the county to help reduce littering and illegal dumping.