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Supervisors round out year with routine housekeeping

Copiah Supervisors rounded out their business for 2009 with a meeting on December 10 and adjourned for the year.

Supervisors discussed division of funds remaining in the public defender contingency funds.

Copiah received notice that the second courthouse improvement project application with the Department of Archives and History has been denied this year.

The annual Christmas message to citizens in the Copiah County newspapers was authorized.

An executive session for personnel and litigation was held and upon return to open session the announcement was made that no action was taken.

Bids for county depository services resulted in award of the primary account to Trustmark and also to Copiah Bank and Bank of the South as depositories for holding county funds.

The annual bids on county supplies and services were opened and most were taken under advisement.

Additional permits were approved for AT&T to install cable on the Sylvarena Road, Timberlane Road,  and Beauregard Road.

The county authorized purchasing and hauling of rip rap for the change order on Advance Lane with the contractor to install the material.

A letter from Lakeside Consultants on renovations required to place the old waste water treatment plant at the Copiah Industrial Park in Gallman was received but supervisors had additional questions for the firm.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has again denied reimbursement funds for Katrina cleanup to Copiah County.

Expenses for two assistant coroners to attend their winter conference and to pay annual dues the coroner and assistants were allowed.

Repair of the bridge on Anderson Road which was discovered to be in poor condition during the state aid road inspection was authorized.

Claims totaling $1,706,246 were allowed as supervisors adjourned for December.

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