Amory aldermen updated on flood plain study
AMORY – During the Amory Board of Aldermen’s regular-called meeting Feb. 5, board members were updated on the status of a new flood plain study.
“Years ago, FEMA came out with a map that put some properties in a flood zone that shouldn’t be there,” said city clerk Lee Barnett.
The zoning did not take the Tennessee-Tombigbee levees into consideration. After appeals by 28 U.S. senators, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to cooperate with the county in hiring an engineer to make sure the new flood map is accurate.
Amory Regional Museum director Bo Miller also addressed the board regarding the upcoming Amory Railroad Festival, set for April 11-14.
“In nine short weeks, we will be holding the 35th annual Railroad Festival and we are asking for the same space as last year,” said Miller, who requested a budget allocation of $3,000 to the Amory Railroad Festival, Inc.
The budget will be split equally between the city, water and electric departments.
In other business, the board approved:
-A request for FM-95 to broadcast girls and boys basketball tournament games at the following rates: division and north half tournaments at $35 per game and the state tournament at $50 per game.
-A request to apply for a Recreational Trail Grant with Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks and partner with Three Rivers and Wildlife Mississippi for the project and other grant opportunities.
-A request to apply for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Healthy Hometown Award.
-A request to hire Adam Watson as a police dispatcher.
-A request to hire Chris Gray as a narcotics officer.
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