Emilia looking for additional warehouse space


Representatives of Emilia LLC spoke with members of the Kemper County Board of Supervisors during their regular third-Monday meeting about the possibility of renting storage space from the county.

Emilia has plans to expand its business and not only needs more warehouse area, but would like it to be closer to its production facility in DeKalb.

In a previous meeting District 4 Supervisor Mike Luke had suggested the old Lynwood School just off Hwy 397.

Homer Hall, facility maintenance manager at Emilia, said they had looked at the building with county road manager Glenn Williams and had come to the conclusion that the gym could possibly be used.

He said the company would like to see a pair of the doors repaired, as well as a roll-up door installed and a gate to the property installed.

The board of supervisors asked Ike Kiefer of the Kemper County Economy Development Authority to work with Emilia on getting estimates for the costs of the improvements as well as coming up with a suitable lease arrangement.

When asked by the supervisors how soon they could move in, Hall responded, “We could start today if it was available.”

In Other action the Kemper County Board of Supervisors:

— Approved the agenda with additions. (All votes were unanimous 5-0)

— Approved current claims

— Approved contractural agreement between Kemper County and Butler Snow LLP for legal services regarding redistrict.

— Approved the interfund transfer of funds from In-Lieu fund to fire fund for radios in the amount of $248,764.

— Approved amending fire fund budget in the amount of $248,764.

— Approved order appointing and setting salary for Administrative Office of Courts Law Clerk for Judge Charles W Wright Jr. and Jude Robert T. Bailey of the Tenth Circuit District Effective Nov. 1, 2021..

— Approved order approving Mississippi chancery Clerk Association annual dues and registration fees for fiscal year 2021-2022 in the amount of $1,000.

— Order approving payment to Pilgrim’s foodliner for juror snacks.

— Order approving Kemper County Board of Supervisors, County Administrator and Comptroller to attend the 2022 Mid-Winter Legislative Conference in Jackson on Jan. 11-13 with reimbursement for travel and meals.

— Declared an emergency situation and approved the purchase of an air conditioning/heating unit from Air Management in Meridian for the Barney Brown Senior Citizens Building.

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