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BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase a $66,456 truck for county use at its meeting Monday.
The 2014 single-axle cab and chassis truck will come from Truck Center Inc. of Tupelo and be used in District 2.
District 2 Supervisor Luke Lummus said the truck will replace two older trucks the county has been using for more than 20 years.
â€śWe got a lot of rebates on that truck,â€ť Lummus said. â€śIt was first going to be more than $100,000, so we wound up getting really lucky.â€ť
The board also voted to pay Northeast Exterminating from Starkville $930 for termite treatment at the Cart House on North Division Street in West Point. Clay County Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said the board voted to spend $10,000 from the Cart House fund for improvements to the roof of the building on June 26.
â€śThe workers got in there to make some repairs to the roof and they found termites,â€ť Berry said. â€śThis expenditure would be in addition to the amount we already approved for the improvements to the building, but itâ€™s something thatâ€™s got to be done.â€ť
The board chose the bid from Northeast over a $2,180 bid from Orkin, and the termite treatment will involved the use of bait stations.
â€śThe bait station involves putting pesticide tubes in the ground with wood in them to attract the termites,â€ť board attorney Bob Marshall said. â€śItâ€™s a little more involved than the old method, which just entailed spraying it down in the ground.â€ť
Also at Mondayâ€™s meeting, the board authorized Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott to apply for a $10,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Highway Safety.
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