Lee County supervisors OK bonds for E911 upgrade, hear jail presentation

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By Robbie Ward/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – After finalizing an $8.5 million E911 communications project today involving a tax increase, Lee County supervisors listened to a presentation related to an estimated $19 million new jail.
After a public hearing with no opposition, Lee County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a resolution authorizing up to $8.5 million in bonds to upgrade the current E911 communications system used throughout the county.
Costs related to the radio upgrades will involve the supervisors passing a modest tax increase that could cost residential property owners $15 annually for a house with an assessed value of $100,000.
Architect Mike LeBlanc of MWL Architects in Lafayette, La., presented ideas for a new jail.
robbie.ward@journalinc.com

Read more in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.