Supervisors approve project to get $124,500

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to approve an emergency watershed project.

Board attorney Scott Slover said the county will be the recipient of $124,500 federal funds for an EWP on Booker Road. The board had to approve the agreement Tuesday to receive the funds.

“EWP money comes in real slow,” President Darryl Grennell said. “This is coming from a special pot from the federal government, and (the Natural Resources Conservation Service) only has 10 days to spend it.”

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Such circumstances are called exigency bids. Contractors will make a bid on site, and the winning contractor will begin work immediately.

The EWP, which is located near Morgantown School, will be to stabilize the bank of St. Catherine Creek, County Engineer Jim Marlow said. The location where the work will be done has suffered significant damage due to erosion, and structures that were formerly on solid ground are in danger of having the earth beneath them slough away.

Marlow said NRCS will likely stabilize the bank with some kind of rock base.

In other news:

4The supervisors voted to reappoint Leroy White and Bill Ernst to the Natchez Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. White and Ernst’s terms were set to expire.

The hospital board had requested the supervisors to reappoint White and Ernst to maintain a level of consistency as it finishes out the bankruptcy process, Grennell said.

– The supervisors voted to amend County Administrator Joe Murray’s budget to allow him to purchase a new computer.

– The supervisors met in executive session to discuss the performance of a county employee.