Date set to open MHP office bids

Architect George Mullen briefs the Grenada County supervisors on his plans for the new Mississippi Highway Patrol office, which will be located near the County Office Building. Staff Photo / Galen Holley

Staff Writer

   Setting a date for receiving bids on the new Highway Patrol office topped the agenda Monday at the meeting of the Grenada County Board of Supervisors.
   Architect George Mullen told the supervisors that his plans are ready for the new Mississippi Highway Patrol office. They’ve been approved by the state and the MHP, Mullen said.
   Mullen previously said that he envisioned an economical, 1,500-square-foot building for the new office.
   MHP decided to close the long-time office in June because the building was old and in a state of disrepair. That meant Grenadians have to go either to Batesville or to Greenwood to get their drivers’s licenses renewed.
   The new spot, Mullen said, will be 50 feet from the west end of the Health Department building.
   “That will enable us to utilize the parking lot,” Mullen said.
   The outside of the building, Mullen said, will be made to look like the County Office Building.
   The board voted unanimously to open bids for the construction of the new office at their meeting on March 20.

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