Poplarville board gets roof removed

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, the Poplarville Board of Aldermen voted to accept the estimate from contractor Keith Lott for the removal of the roof at 101 North Main St.
In early September, Public Works Director Sam Hale and code enforcer Guy Holston informed the board about the discovery of Formosan termites at the building, which houses the Poplarville Chamber of Commerce and the Poplarville Historical Preservation Society’s museum.
The matter was tabled at the last meeting in October, after the board got an offer from Pearl River Community College to remove the roof.
However, officials have since learned that the college would not be able to remove the roof, so Alderman Glenn Bolin made the motion to accept Lott’s proposal.
The cost for the removal of roof, cleanup and labor is $1,410 and this action will determine if the building is still structurally sound.

In other action:
–– The board scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 15 for the property located at 818 Julia St.
–– Poplarville Police Department Capt. Rossie Creel told the board the department recently made some purchases. The first was for ammunition that totaled $900. Creel said there was a good bit left over and an in the past, an ammunition order has cost between $2,000 and $3,000. The department also ordered ten Taser cartridges and ten batteries for $600.
–– City Clerk Jody Stuart said she received a message from Hale, who was unable to attend Tuesday, about the arrival of the replacement hydrant from Great Southern at the splash pad at city park.
–– Stuart also said she spoke with CableSouth Media3 receptionist Tammy Campbell, who was informed Monday that the Poplarville office would not be open five days a week anymore, but rather two days, and a person from Columbia would be driving down to man the office.
–– The board also appointed Poplarville Police Department part-time officer Trent Boyd as administrator of the Occupant Protection Office of Highway Safety Grant. Creel said the grant totals anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000, with no match of funds. This will pay for overtime and will focus on issues such as proper use of seat belts.
The next board of aldermen meeting will be held on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. in the boardroom at City Hall.

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