BENTON - It's blacktopping season once again in Scott County.
"We're in 'repair mode' on blacktop around the county," said Commissioner Jamie Burger during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday. He said commissioners are planning to drive the county's roads soon to determine priority areas.
County Road 357, which was damaged by farm equipment, will be among the first to be addressed, Burger said. The farmer responsible has already made restitution to the county, he added. Burger advised Harlan Duncan, road and bridge department supervisor, to do "whatever it takes to make it right."
Another road to be addressed soon is County Road 208 which has a growing hole. Burger said it may require trenching and drain tiles to keep underwater springs from eroding the road base.
In other Scott County news:
* Commissioners approved a subdivision plat for Pine Ridge Ranch located off the north side of Highway 77 on the east side of Interstate 55.
The development's first phase includes 23 lots for homes ranging from 3.61 acres to 9.12 acres.
* The Bootheel Regional Planning Commission will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the courthouse regarding their contract with State Emergency Management Agency to complete all hazard mitigation plans for the county and all its incorporated communities.
The BRPC is requesting county commissioners, mayors and emergency management personnel to attend.
* Commissioners plan to attend Morley's sewer system dedication scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday. Also slated to attend are U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and a U.S. Department of Agriculture representative.