Kemper Crossing sewer/water project ahead of schedule
Ike Kiefer of the Kemper County Economic Development Authority told the Kemper County Board of Supervisors during their regular first Monday meeting that Greenbriar Construction was way ahead of schedule on the project to install water and sewer lines from the Town of DeKalb to the Kemper Crossing Industrial Park located at the intersection of Hwy 16 and Hwy 397 just west of town.
Kiefer said work clearing the right-of-ways was nearly done and that the water lines had begun to make their way form the town to the park on the South side of Hwy 16, while at the same time putting in the sewer line on the North side of the highway, starting at Kemper Crossing and moving toward town.
While Greenbriar has 180 days to complete the project, Kiefer said at this rate they may be done in 60.
In other action the Kemper County Board of Supervisors:
— Approved the agenda as amended. All votes were 4-0 with District 2 Supervisor Johnny Whitsett absent.
— Approved board minutes for March 2022.
— Approved current and end of month claims for March 2022.
— Approved Payroll.
— Approved an order authorizing attorney J. Richard Barry as Moeller Counsel in Byron Roberts vs. Kemper County Sheriff’s Department, Kemper County Board of Supervisors Notice of Claim.
— Approved an order accepting perpetual right of way easement for Bethel Church Road from Mississippi Power Company.
— Approved the purchase of two industrial washers for the Kemper Neshoba regional Correctional Facility
— Approved a Budget amendment for the Sheriff’s Department
— Approved five invoices to Waggoner Engineering, Inc. for the Kemper Crossings Project.
— Approved payment of 10 invoices to Engineering Plus.
— Approved payment to Custom Paving Inc. in the amount of $429,545.27.
—Approved payment to Cooper Construction Services, LLC for Emilia Resources Production Area renovations in the amount of $66,982.92.
— Approved construction change request for a decrease in the amount of $5,953.
— Approved payment to Greenbriar for Kemper Crossing Off Sit Utility Improvement in the amount of $249,179.01.
— Approved purchase of tags for vehicles in the Road and Bridge Department.
— Accepted personal surplus bids.
— Approved meal log for Kemper-Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility for the month of March.
— Approved all expenses incurred for the Sheriff’s Department for the month of March.
— Order approving the transfer of In-Lieu funds to EMCC for payment in the amount of $278,056.64.
— Order approving all county offices including the Courthouse to be closed on Friday, April 15 in observance fo Good Friday.
— Approved supervisors attending the Mississippi Association fo Supervisors Minority Caucus Annual Eduction Conference in Tunica on April 6-8, including mileage, lodging and meals.
—Approved payment to Ramsay Construction Group for payment no. 10 in the amount of $55,297.90 for courthouse portico and cornice repair.
— Order approving payment to Belinda Stewart Architects PA for Courthouse and Cornice Band Restoration in the amount of $1,162.22.
— Approved payment to Wes Kight and Associates for appraisal billing in the amount of 42,500.
— Went into executive session. After executive session board attorney Rick Barry publicly announced that no action had been taken in the session.