One of seven air-conditioning units has been out at the Coliseum since May and county supervisors are considering replacement as temperatures continue to rise.

The Board of Supervisors last week considered two proposals but took no action. One was from Howell Electrical and Heating for a $20,000 and another from McClain Plumbing & Electric for $32,000. They also had a partial bid from Philadelphia Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, but full details were not available at the time of the meeting.




According to County Administrator Jeff Mayo, the Coliseum has seven HVAC units in the arena area and three in the office area. This spring one of the arena units went down and while the county has made it through the spring months with few issues the supervisors want to replace the unit preferably before the hottest portion of the summer traditionally in August.

The supervisors instructed Mayo to get a full proposal from Philadelphia Air before the county could move forward with the replacement.




The supervisors also approved the replacement of the overhead door at the Hunter Building in Union at a cost of $19,875 based upon a bid from the Overhead Door Company of Meridian.

The building is the long-vacant Hunter Engineering building at 306 Industrial Circle in Union supervisors purchased for $450,000 in November in hopes of attracting new industry.

The 106,000-square-foot facility on 52 acres in Neshoba County was built in 1990 but never used as a manufacturing plant and has been on the market for decades.

Supervisors also approved the submission of a grant application for an up to $150,000 grant from the Small Municipality Limited Population County Grant. Mayo said the grant is a 20-percent matching grant and that the funds if awarded would be used to repair roads in the industrial park.

In other action, the supervisors:

• Approved quarterly budget allocations for the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office, $343,963.75, jail, $327,554.25 and Tax Assessor/Collector, $111,740.

• Approved the filing of the real and personal property assessment rolls. The rolls will be open until the end of July and Tax Assessor/Collector Mike Lewis said that residents who wish to view the tax rolls should "speak now or forever hold their peace" when it comes to the rolls as he will not discuss modifications after Aug. 1, 2018, unless properties are "falling down."

• Approved a bid from A E Boyer Company of Hattiesburg in the amount of $580,172.22 for a Hazard Mitigation Grant project involving .25 miles of Road 832 including multiple drainage structures. Two other bids were also submitted, Ausbern Construction Company for $587,134.15 and Gregory Construction Services Inc. for $668,578.25.