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Sunflower County Supervisors Discuss Status of County Equipment

INDIANOLA, Miss.–Monday’s board of supervisors meeting in Sunflower County turned tense when the board was informed that several pieces of county equipment were on the fritz, including two excavators and some tractors.
Supervisor Riley Rice got upset, saying the board has consistently been too generous with money while ignoring county priorities. He also said all of the supervisors want money for pet projects while equipment needs have been neglected.
“We’ve been knowing that the warranty was out on those tractors and we didn’t do anything about it,” he said. “We do what we want to do and then the stuff we don’t want to do, we leave it out.”
At the same time that meeting was going on in Indianola, the Washington County Board of Supervisors learned they may see some state aid money meant to fix roads and bridges leave the county and go elsewhere simply because they have not used it.
It’s three months just to get a form signed,” said County Engineer Lorenzo Anderson, blaming the board for a slow back and forth process to get projects approved.
“So, when you say there’s not a hold-up, next meeting I’ll be able to submit those forms and it’ll be July.”
The baord in turn, blamed Anderson for not following through with the process correctly.