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Crews are working to finish FEMA projects by deadline

Wednesday, January 8, 2003

BENTON - Crews are working to complete Federal Emergency Management Agency projects around Scott County before the June 1 deadline, according to Commissioner Jamie Burger.

Burger said during Thursday's regular county commission meeting that crews will address bank erosion at the landfill following repair to County Road 363.

"Flooding had caused bank erosion next to a culvert," said Burger. The erosion then caused a pothole to continuously form in the road, he said.

In other Scott County business:

* County resident Curtis Jackson dropped off evidence of illegal trash dumping near his home on Country Road 429 between Morley and Haywood City.

"There's two or three piles of it," Jackson said.

Commissioners examined a rubberbanded bundle of papers with names and addresses written on them Jackson said he recovered from the trash pile.

"I guess we'll turn it over to the prosecutor first," said Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel.

* Mississippi County Prosecutor Jennifer Raffety and Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Spencer have agreed to work 20 hours per week each as assistant prosecutors for Scott County, according to commissioners.

Commissioners noted that in Mississippi County, the prosecutor's position is part time.

* Commissioners said rather than have guides accompany tour groups on walk-throughs during the facility's grand opening, sheriff's deputies and staff will be placed at various stations around the jail to answer questions and discuss each area's function.

The grand opening will begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 25. Tours will follow.

* Commissioners will meet with Darin Gant, district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Thursday for an update on the St. John's Ditch cleanout.

* Commissioners will go over bid specifications Thursday to equip the jail with mattresses, kitchen and food service utensils, prisoner uniforms and janitorial equipment.

* Priggel urged county farmers with used irrigation polypipe to "hurry up and get it up there" to the drop-off site as it will be collected this week.

* County road and bridge crews have removed the old bridge on County Road 268 near Perkins and will put in the footings for the new bridge this week, according to Burger.