Alcorn District 2 residents air road issues

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – County road issues brought about a dozen residents of Alcorn County District 2 to Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
Two residents of CR 274 and CR 273 returned after attending the Nov. 16 meeting for a determination as to whether both roads are county roads and if a connecting road can be constructed between the two.
District 2 Supervisor Dal Nelms had asked Chancery Clerk Bobby Marolt to search past meeting minutes, and only CR 274 could be confirmed as being accepted as a county-maintained road in 1991 as Robert Glidewell Road. Since CR 273 is a private drive with no mail delivery, garbage pickup or school bus use, no work can be done on it by the county, said District 3 Supervisor Tim Mitchell, board vice president acting in absence of the president.
Mitchell said the numerous other issues between the two landowners will need to be settled privately through the courts, if they choose to pursue the matters.
A bridge closing on CR 182 brought a different group of District 2 residents to the meeting with concerns about lack of access due to a bridge closing. The bridge has already been closed for several weeks, said landowner Jerome Wilkins. Nelms said the bridge on CR 182 will be repaired and the road reopened. He apologized for inadequate notice and signage problems.
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