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County approves truck purchase

August 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

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.
“We got a lot of rebates on that truck,” Lummus said. “It was first going to be more than $100,000, so we wound up getting really lucky.”
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.
“The workers got in there to make some repairs to the roof and they found termites,” Berry said. “This expenditure would be in addition to the amount we already approved for the improvements to the building, but it’s something that’s got to be done.”
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.
“The bait station involves putting pesticide tubes in the ground with wood in them to attract the termites,” board attorney Bob Marshall said. “It’s a little more involved than the old method, which just entailed spraying it down in the ground.”
Also at Monday’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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