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Housing authority to break ground on new project

John Hall, Copiah County’s representative on the Region 6 Housing Authority board, invited the supervisors to a ground breaking on the new HUD project in Hazlehurst.

The housing development will include 16 single dwelling units for low income families. Katrina victims will get the first choice of houses, Hall explained. The homes will be tax free because they are government owned, but the Housing Authority will make a payment in lieu of taxes to the county’s general fund each year.

Hall represents Copiah County with the Housing Authority  where he serves as chairman of the board.

In other business, the board of supervisors passed several resolutions required by the grant agreement on the Advance Lane project. Sample and Associates will be grant administrators and Joe Johnson will do the design work for the project.

The coroner and deputy coroners were authorized to attend training on the new death certificate effective in January.

Engineer Joe Johnson updated the board on the Dentville Jack project, which will require some modifications to avoid historical structures according to the Department of Archives and History.

Letters to the six landowners adjoining the airport were authorized to notify them of a hearing Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.

The county offices will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26 for Christmas and Jan. 1 and 2 for New Year’s.

Steve Amos was appointed to the Co-Lin board from District 2 effective Jan. 1.

John Jenkins was appointed to the Copiah Human Resources board from District 3 effective immediately.

The board discussed personnel in executive session but no action was taken.

Supervisors met again on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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