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Twelve Oaks Phase IV gains approval

Phase IV of Twelve Oaks subdivision received preliminary and final plat approval from the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors during its Monday evening meeting.

The item had been tabled at the board’s previous meeting after developer Billy Westbrook couldn’t secure  a bond on the paving project by the deadline.

County Engineer Larry Britt told the board he now has the bond and the supervisors gave approval at the recommendation of the planning commission.

Westbrook is developing 10 lots in Twelve Oaks Phase IV.

In other matters, the supervisors gave the county road department permission to enter private property to stockpile gravel at County Road 413 and County Road 334, which are near current projects they are working on, according to Road Manager Jerry Haynie.

The fire department also received approval on a three-year tax exempt loan from Regions Bank for the purchase of MSWIN radios. County Administrator Joseph Johnson explained the fire department wanted to pay for the radios over a period of time, rather than take an initial hit on their budget.

Supervisors also accepted bids in the amount of $117,033 for a knuckle boom and $131,405 for a rear loader and authorized the purchase of each.

Board members also emerged from an executive session to announce they have authorized County Attorney David O’Donnell to enter into litigation regarding a $9,000 fine the contractor on the County Road 406 project, received from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. According to O’Donnell, the contractor wants a change order on the project.