Attala County may have to come up with approximately $280K for a state-aid road project.
The six proposed road projects will cost an estimated $1.69 million, but only $1.41 million was allocated in state funding, county engineer Christian Gardner told the Attala County Board of Supervisors on Monday. The county will either have to trim the project or agree to provide the estimated $280K before the project can continue.
“It needs to be done, but I do believe that we need some time to think about it,” Tim Pinkard said. “Hopefully by the next meeting we can hash it out and give an answer.”
The project includes improvement to 1.3 miles of base recunstruction and asphalt surface on county road 2120 west of Natchez Trace Parkway as well as 4.8 miles of base repair on the western side. Other improvements are a mile of base reconstruction on county road 3231, 2.3 miles of asphalt overlay on county road 4213, 1.5 miles of base repair and reseal on county road 5233 and 0.4 miles of base repair and reseal on county road 5015.
In other action the Supervisors approved a resolution to join the Central Mississippi Crimestoppers.
The organization partners with law enforcement agencies in an effort to catch criminals and make information available to the public on crime prevention and safety tips. Crimestoppers enables persons with information pertaining to the crime to report it anonymously.
The county partnership is funded by an additional $2 charge to all misdemeanors that are heard in the Attala County Justice Court.
The City of Kosciusko approved a partnership with crimestoppers in April.