Town to zone newly-annexed property

Published 7:29 am Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Town of Prentiss voted to hire Bridge and Watson from Oxford, MS to zone the land near 84 recently acquired through annexation. Chris Watson presented options for the expanded territory that include a portion of the bypass where Foley Products Company is constructing a new plant.

  In other town news… 

•  In a departmental report from Police Chief Harold Rhodes it was noted Officer Chris Jones will graduate on November 27 from the Law Enforcement Training Academy located at Camp Shelby. Jones was hired in April, 2013 and will be certified since he completed the eleven-week program.

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•  The Town of Prentiss was awarded a CDBG grant for repairing and re-painting the town’s two water towers in the amount of $449,932. The grant’s effective date begins October 1.

•  Compliments were doled out to the town Maintenance Department Supervisor Ron Jones and his staff for improvements made to the sidewalks in town, which were edged removing overgrown grass and dirt. Jones mentioned the total town water usage increased for the month to 6,830,800 gallons pumped with a loss of 32 percent. Foley Products Company, now within town limits, used a substantial amount of water for the laying of pavement on the work site. “The loss will drop to 17 percent if Foley pays,” said Jones, “which they said they were going to.”

•  Harrell Coulter was hired by to town to replace outgoing Buildings Inspector Ronald Jones. Coulter comes to the job with a background in construction. At Tuesday’s meeting he announced several buildings in need of demolition such as 1820 Williams, 1237, 1245 and 1257 Fred Street along with the Fred Street Apartments. The board voted to set a date for a public hearing on the matter.