Holmes County’s State of Emergency extended

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM.

“During those days when we needed workers the most we had quite a few that were refusing to answer their phones, failed to return phone calls and even had their phones turned off,” said Parish. “We even had some road foremen who didn’t go out until a commissioner called them out. I think they should have full range and know that after a rain like we had they’re going to need to be out there with every able body they can to fix it.”

Goodman confirmed that it is in their right to require their employees to work overtime and to be on standby for their services to be rendered.

Commissioner Bobby Sasnet also asked for a recommendation of action for those roads with deep cracks.

“When that water seeps in and settles in the foundation all that traffic is going to just bust it loose,” said Sasnet.

Nelson recommended a crack sealant commonly used in Jackson County.

“It won’t fix the problem but it will prolong the life of the road by protecting the base from moisture,” said Nelson. “I’ll come to the next board meeting with a price quote, but if I remember correctly, it’s fairly cheap.”

Board discussed the upcoming Solid Waste Franchise Agreement Renewals.

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