County’s permit to repair weir sent back by Corps – Picayune Item

County’s permit to maintenance weir sent again by Corps

Printed 2:29 pm Friday, November 11, 2022

The stream on the east Pearl River is at a history small, partly owing to the deficiency of rain and generally because of to the failure of the weir at Wilson’s Slough.

Les Dungan with Dungan Engineering explained the circulation is now at the fifth least expensive on history.

A new drone survey of the river showed that the river from the boat start on Walkiah Bluff Highway to the weir is almost absolutely dry from financial institution to financial institution.

“Basically we’re looking at zero stream in Walkiah these days,” Dungan mentioned.

The county just lately submitted a nationwide allow to the Corps of Engineers to get permission to perform repairs to the weir, but Dungan said a consultant with the Corps despatched it back again with the suggestion the county post a complete permit software. Dungan reported that system would require a public comment period of time, seriously delaying the system by at minimum 180 days, if not for a longer period.

Dungan instructed the county, and other entities in the space, voice their fears about the minimal flow on the river to the Corps of Engineers.

In other business, the Board authorised a movement to change flooring in the Whitesand Group heart. County Administrator Adrain Lumpkin claimed the heart is county owned, and was constructed about 25 many years ago. He claimed the cheapest bid to switch the flooring came in at $12,000.

Lumpkin claimed the facility is also employed as a voting precinct.

In other company, Pearl River County Economic Improvement District Director Lindsay Ward stated the list of the American Rescue Approach permitted tasks was unveiled just lately.  None of the 130 authorised assignments on the checklist were being from the a variety of projects submitted by the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors or the metropolis of Picayune. From her studying of the permitted projects, a variety submitted by the city of Jackson were accepted.

“You can see on the record exactly where politics lie, the city of Jackson got the most,” Ward stated.

Ward mentioned the assignments submitted by nearby governments have been stellar so she is unhappy that none had been permitted.

Circuit Clerk Nance Stokes reported the roof of the previous courthouse even now leaks in about 4 spots when it rains, and there appears to be a problem with the sewer line. It was decided that old traces were tied in with new strains.