Supes get update on Health Dept. sewage issues

From left: District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes, Chancery Clerk Amy Berry, District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton and District 3 Supervisor R.B. Davis at Thursday’s Board of Supervisors meeting (Photo by Ryan Phillips, DTL)

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott gave the Clay County Board of Supervisors an update on repairs to an ongoing sewage issue at the Clay County Health Department on Division Street.

Scott said the contracted firm - Evans Plumbing - recently ran a camera through the sewage pipe and found a section that was completely clogged. Since the pipe in question in under the floor of the building, contractors will have to cut through concrete to address the issue.

Work on the clogged pipe will impact the work schedule at the department, which will be shut down on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.

“It’s been going on for several months,” Scott told the Daily Times Leader. “We finally got a crew to get in and ran a camera in there and we are trying to fix it.”

When asked during the supervisors’ meeting how much using inmate labor and contractors would save the county, Scott said the work is currently being done for about $6,000 right now, while one previous bid was right at $12,000.

“Based on the contract, they will fix it and backfill it with sand,” Scott said. “We will bring inmate labor in and come back and finish pouring the concrete. The job itself in terms of going in there and tearing the pipes out. The right people with the right equipment can come in there and do it and that’s just something we didn’t have.”


Supervisors unanimously approved a free port warehouse exemption for Fabricators Supply.

Supervisors unanimously approved to appoint a special prosecuting attorney for State MS vs. Summer Thomann.

Supervisors unanimously approved to authorize payment to LINK for special services in the amount of $2,512.50 and for the clerk to bill the city of West Point for one half reimbursement.

Supervisors unanimously approved the chancery clerk and the tax assessor to enter into a credit card contract with the firm Certified Payments.

Supervisors unanimously approved the amended lease agreement with Moseley-LaGrone Building, LLC, regarding general liability insurance requirement with rental of youth court office building.