Project updates around Lincoln County

Published 3:11 pm Thursday, November 9, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Ongoing projects around Lincoln County are moving along smoothly. Lincoln County Engineer Ryan Holmes told the Board of Supervisors Monday the repairs to an elevator in the courthouse should be finished this week and gave other updates on roads. 

Holmes said the elevator should pass final inspection this week and be operational. All that was left to do Monday was to install the flooring and hook up the phone line to it. 

Auburn Road Bridge Project, which is receiving Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Funding, will go before the Mississippi Department of Transportation Commission next week. Holmes said MDOT was happy with everything the county has sent them for it. 

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Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library received an Entergy Grant to replace light fixtures with new LED lighting. Holmes said the library falls under small business solutions. 

“It is not a big facility. Entergy did an audit and they have a couple of vendors and know how much the fixtures will cost to replace. The cost was $28,000. If they put in $10,000 we will be responsible for the 18,000.” 

Lincoln County Administrator Daniel Calcote said there was room in the budget to approve the lighting grant project. Holmes said the lights are in the oldest part of the library. 

Supervisors voted to approve the project. 

‘It will save us 2,800 a year on the energy bill. In 10 years it will pay for itself,” Calcote added. 

Lincoln County is continuing to work on a subdivision ordinance. Lincoln County Board Attorney Greg Malta recommended the ordinance be open to a 30 day public comment period once it is published. 

A company out of Wyoming is working to create a new subdivision off of Sunset and Timberlane but submitted the request during a moratorium on subdivisions.