Board of Supervisors approves bridge replacement work bid

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, November 22, 2017

During Monday’s Pearl River County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board accepted bids to replace the bridge on Silver Run Road.

Pearl River County Administrator Adrian Lumpkin said the Board accepted a bid for the project, which was estimated to cost $500,000. The bid from Pandle,Inc was approved.

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“The bid was for $50,000, less than the estimate and allowed us to set aside money for construction of (work along) Anchor Lake Road,” said Lumpkin.

The Board also authorized the Board President to execute an Interlocal Agreement with the city of Poplarville.

The agreement will allow the Board to provide assistance with asphalt work on Jacobs Avenue, which falls partially in the city and the county.

“As the city does not have the necessary equipment to put it down themselves, we are working with them to extend as much support we can,” Lumpkin said about the asphalt.

Pearl River County Emergency Management Director and Fire Services Coordinator Danny Manley spoke to the Board about way his office and volunteer fire departments can serve the public better.

Manley said the intent is to relocate a fire station by the Poplarville airport to Savannah Millard Road by the county jail, said Manley.

Manley said his office staff is applying for a Emergency Management Performance grant.

“There are a list of requirements and standards the agency expects us to fulfill in order to get the grant. If we meet those, we are entitled to receive $45,000 per year as part of the grant,” said Manley.

District II Supervisor, Malcolm Perry said a workshop between the Board and legislators will take place on Dec.7 at 2 p.m.

“The Board will get together with officials who represent our (county) in Jackson and discuss all issues potentially coming up during the legislative session. Our aim is to try and better our communication with everyone in Jackson,” Perry said.