Clay County Supervisors discuss inmate cleanup

Sheriff Eddie Scott talks about Ralph L. Heard with the Sanitation Department who will be working with the Clay County inmate crews to help with clean up in the county.
By: 
DONNA SUMMERALL
Staff Writer

Clay County Sheriff, Eddie Scott spoke to the Clay County Board of Supervisors about the inmate clean-up program, Monday morning.
"It's an awesome program," Scott said. "We purchased a larger truck that had a backseat in order for Ralph L. Heard to be able to take a crew out into the county to help clean up trash. He'll be in charge of the inmates. He can get up with the supervisors and find out where they are needed."

Scott had been invited with other groups to meet the new coaching staff at MSU.
"When they heard I was from Clay County, they all wanted to talk to me," Scott said. "It was exciting to meet the new staff. Even people who had never been to West Point had heard about our football program. It really made me feel good to have them so interested in our football team."

Circuit Clerk, Amy Berry, asked the CCBOS to approve her entering into a contract with Election System Software for Election Support in the amount of $2,505.
"We need to move forward with the software," Berry said. "It was tabled during our meeting last week. The primary election is next Tuesday. Bob Harrell is not able help. He is serving in the military at this time."
The CCBOS authorized and approved the purchase of the software in the amount of $2.505.

The CCBOS authorized and approved Randy Jones, Flood Plain Coordinator's invoice for services rendered during February 2020.

"We are still seeing leaks at the Justice Complex," Berry said. "There are cracks at the top of the front wall. Waterproofing Systems in Memphis, gave us the lowest estimate at $14,964, for the repairs."
Roger Pryor, the contractor for the Justice Complex, spoke to the board via speakerphone.
"We did not see the crack in the beginning," Pryor said. "The problem is that it is not just a hairline crack, at the top front of the building. The amount of rainfall we've received had worsened the problem."
Scott mentioned another issue with a secondary crack in the back wall, as well.
Pryor agreed to get in touch with Waterproofing Systems to see if they will agree to fix both problems to the same amount.
"We will wait to see what Roger has found out," Berry said. "He should know by the next meeting what they have agreed to fix."

Director of the Clay County EMA, Torrey Williams, addressed the board about the Smith Road Project.
"FEMA is doing some site visits from projects that were approved February of last year," Williams said. "We will be going out to Smith Road to see what needs to be done. More people will be coming out to look at the project soon."
Luke Lummus said there has been 25 inches of rain in Clay County since January. This has been the third year in a row with above average rainfall.
"We are looking to receive another 2 to 5 inches this week," Williams said. "We can only hope to dry out soon."

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