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'Big, big potholes' are found in Scott County

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

SIKESTON - Scott County Commissioners have spotted "big, big potholes" in country roads already but agreed they will have to wait until spring to see how bad the damage really is.

"This snow and ice is really taking a toll on our highway department budget," added Commissioner Jamie Burger, noting the added expense of keeping country roads cleared.

In other business covered during the regular Tuesday meeting:

* Pyramid Construction was contacted regarding a leak in the sheriff's office building roof.

"We do have a 10-year warranty on that," confirmed Rita Milam, county clerk. The offices were built in 1997.

Milam said Pyramid agreed to contact the sheriff's department to arrange a time to repair the leak.

* Sales tax receipts for the first two months are down only slightly, Burger reported, with $190,955.38 collected so far as compared with $191,259.03 as of this time last year. "The good news is it was up this month; the bad news is it was down last month," Milam said.

* Burger agreed to attend a meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. today at the Port Authority.

Commissioners explained a company is preparing to open operations at the Port Authority creating approximately 30 jobs.

* Commissioners and Don Jones, county maintenance supervisor, discussed contacting the Green Thumb organization for some extra help around the courthouse.