By GALEN HOLLEY
The Grenada County Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted unanimously to accept an easement for land to be used for storing emergency equipment, and they discussed an industrial prospect in executive session.
The county will use part of E.A Putman’s land, on the 2,000 block of Highway 51 South, across from National Funeral Home, to store generators and trailers.
Putman owns a building service next to the lot where the Mississippi Highway Patrol office once stood. The office closed in 2012 and the building has since been removed from the lot.
The empty lot, which belongs to the county, has now been covered with gravel and is skirted by trees. The trees will come down, at the county’s expense, and the lot will be used to store equipment that belongs to the county’s Emergency Operations Center.
Putman is giving the county a total of easement of 8,000 feet.
“I’m happy to do it. It’s for a good cause. I wasn’t using it,” said Putman.
EOC Director Trebia Rodgers was grateful.
“We certainly appreciate Mr. Putman giving us use of the land and we’ll put it to good use,” she said.