Engineers tout road, bridge work by board

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jeff Dungan and Ryan Holmes of DunganEngineering applauded the Lincoln County Board of SupervisorsMonday for the work accomplished in the last four years.

    Holmes presented the board with a recap of the projects that wereeither completed or started and the monies spent during itsterm.

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    In the county, 16 bridges were replaced with state aid, and sixmore are ready to be used when needed.

    A total of $1.2 million was spent on bridges through the state aidBridge Replacement funds and the Surface Transportation Plan. Anadditional $3.18 million was used with the Local System BridgeProgram, another state aid subsidy.

    The money spent on both building and rebuilding roads came out tobe $1.94 million.

    On the maintenance of roads, the board spent $509,000 and $262,000on striping, a project hoped by the board and the county engineersto start very soon. A total of $3.6 million was spent on pavingprojects.

    “I just wanted to show y’all what we’ve all done the last fouryears,” Holmes said. “What we’ve done is a good job. I think we allworked pretty good together.”

    In other matters, Dungan received the board’s approval to receivegrant money in the amount of $62,320 from the MississippiDepartment of Transportation to inspect 189 bridges in thecounty.

    In county beaver management matters, District Four Supervisor DougMoak suggested the board pay the $7,000 to participate in theMississippi Beaver Control Assistance program.

    “The program is in limbo but we need to express our intent,” Moaksaid.

    “Pearl River district most years helps us out with this,” addedCounty Administrator David Fields.

    In tax matters, Tax Assessor/Collector Nancy Jordan went over theobjection list from the public on the tax assessments with theboard members for their knowledge.