Wind power project still pending

Staff writer

Only the construction of wind turbines make a deal official, but work on a wind farm project in the county is making progress.

Commissioners met in a closed session with Rex Savage of Windborne Energy to look at contractual agreements to present to lawyers. The commission will make an agreement public if agreed on.

In addition, commissioners agreed to pay McCully and Associates of Louisville, Miss., $19,900 to employ an appraiser to assist with current duties other employees cannot perform.

The commission’s latest offer to fill its vacant appraiser position was declined for family reasons. Commissioners also met in a closed session with Deputy Appraiser Brian Frese for five minutes discussing personnel. No action was taken out of the session.

In other business:

  • Commissioners discussed with Park and Lake Superintendent Steve Hudson and Planning and Zoning Director Tonya Richards the possibility of obtaining bids to fence property at the north end of the county lake to keep cattle out of water supplies.
  • The commission voted to accept a $29,700 bid from Pearsons Constructing for the demolition of the former county jail. The demolition will take 15 days when starting.
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