The need for an additional supply of natural gas to the county, specifically to Attala Steel located in the Industrial Park, was addressed at the Monday meeting of the Attala County Board of Supervisors.
Steve Zea with the Kosciusko-Attala Development Corp., told of the need at Attala Steel for additional gas in order to expand the business which will bring more jobs to the area. Kosciusko is out of gas – at capacity now and in order to grow industry we need more gas, Zea told the group.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Pressley was a guest at the meeting and told the board his agency is willing to help in getting a better supply of gas to Kosciusko. “We are willing to do anything we can, come to the table with a blank slate to work. “We need to get Atmos to the table and pull folks together and let Atmos know what we want,” Pressley said. The commissioner said he will coordinate with Board President Kary Ellington in setting up a meeting to begin work.
Seven members were appointed to the 911 board. They are: Sheriff Tim Nail, Kosciusko Police Chief R.J. Adams, Emergency Operations Danny Townsend, Alderman Marvin Lawrence, Board President Kary Ellington, County Fire Coordinator Roy Williams, and Kosciusko Fire Chef, Dewayne Burdine. They will serve on a rotating basis with appointments made as rotations occur.
The board gave its approval of the appointment of Gerald Barton to the Housing Authority.
Board Attorney Scott Pickle told board members that survey work on the proposed jail site has been completed and the deed is being prepared.
The creation of a TRIAD board was discussed with supervisors to appoint five people from each beat to serve. TRIAD is designed to develop, expand and implement effective crime prevention and educational programs for older community members.
In other matters, the board approved payment of $23,884.21 to Gardner Engineering; copy machine lease for sheriff’s office with Mid South Copier Inc.; letter of engagement for purpose of audit; travel for justice court clerk; and approval of telephone service with Southern TeleCommunications Co.
Attala Steel expansion dependent
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