Harrison tower study requested

CADIZ – Harrison County Sheriff Ronald J. Myers asked county commissioners Wednesday to approve an archeological study for the location for a new communications tower.

Myers stated that the current tower is 29 years old and is “rotten” and could collapse in high winds or an ice storm.

In other business: The board approved resolution 34-13 allowing Sidwell Industries to use brine water for dust control at both their Harrison County aggregate facilities.

Commissioner Bethel stated that there had been numerous concerns by Cadiz residents about the dust from the facility on US 250 and agreed that in the colder weather dust control measures needed to be maintained.

David Watson of the CSEA presented two IV-D contracts for clerical and magistrate services. Resolution 32-19 and 33-19 both passed to fund the local match for the grant monies.

The board approved allowing Hess to extend a current agreement which covers access and egress routes for a current well on CR 36 under agreement 60-12 to cover an additional well within the covered route. Commissioner Norris added a stipulation that the agreement would hinge on compliance with a provision to provide dust control for a home located on the county road.A second RUMA with Gulfport was tabled due to redaction of clauses on prevailing wage and road crossing constraints in the contract presented to the board.

Auditor Patrick Moore notified the board that the health insurance rate increase for county employees in 2104 would be 7.123 percent, which is below anticipated increases of up to 13 percent.

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