CHARLESTON -- Bids packets for an EWP project are ready but contractors chomping at the bit for the job will need to wait a couple of weeks before they can get them.
Mississippi County Commissioners discussed during their regular meeting Wednesday the county's next ditch cleanout project approved for Emergency Watershed Protection Program funding. The Natural Resources Conservation Service's EWP provides 75 percent of the cost of approved projects.
County Clerk Junior DeLay said thanks to discussions about the upcoming project being covered in area newspapers, he has already received a half dozen inquires from contractors interested in bidding on the project.
"There's a lot of them calling right now," said Commissioner Steve Jones. "They're ready."
DeLay said the county received NRCS's specifications for the project from Mark Nussbaum, area engineer for the NRCS, earlier this week.
"I've prepared a bid packet so we're ready to go out for bids," he advised.
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