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Trainer said. “Our county is grow­ing so fast we can't keep up with it."

Trainer said he would pre­fer to stay in the sit­u­a­tion the county cur­rently is in with its growth. He said if there weren't any other in­stall­ments like the in­dus­trial park and the road im­prove­ment projects in their plans, it would be much harder to im­ple­ment this in­crease.

Trainer said with any in­crease he wants to “stay as close to it as pos­si­ble” in re­fer­ring to the mill­age rates.

The main ex­pense the county faces in its bud­get is the debt ser­vice from the in­dus­trial park bond and road project bonds.

In this bud­get, the board was able to award al­most ev­ery or­ga­ni­za­tion funds for oper­a­tions as well as in­creased pay for em­ploy­ees. In the end, the county re­ported $16,732,000 of new growth over the last fis­cal year.

“The av­er­age per­son looks at what they are pay­ing in,” Trainer said. “They don't have a good con­cept of how that equates to the en­tire piece of the puz­zle.”

Over­all, Trainer is pleased with the bud­get he de­scribes as both a con­ser­va­tive and ag­gres­sive bud­get, which al­lows the board to move for­ward with its cur­rent plans and projects.

The next meet­ing will take place at 9 a.m. on Mon­day, Sept.18. con­sta­ble re­dis­trict­ing, which will al­le­vi­ate

split precincts in North Starkville 2, West Starkville and North Longview.

High Road is un­der­way. The con­struc­tion on the bridge could take up to five weeks to com­plete.

in­dus­trial park bond bids. The low­est bid came from Re­gions Bank. The other bid came from Texas Cap­i­tal Bank. The board ap­proved the recommendation to re­ceive Re­gions Bank's bid. The recommendation passed unan­i­mously.

Baggett pre­sented the board with new equip­ment, which could dou­ble the work per­for­mance of county work­ers. The new equip­ment would also be safer for the work­ers op­er­at­ing the ma­chin­ery.

the board with the fi­nal­ized road im­prove­ment con­tracts.

sig­nage on Thurs­day and Fri­day on Blue­field Road. The road will be closed for through traf­fic. Res­i­dents liv­ing in the area are still able to uti­lize the road.

like to place a sign say­ing when res­i­dents can park in the court­house park­ing lot. The sign will say res­i­dents can park in the area from 5 p.m. un­til 7 a.m. The cur­rent sign says there is no pub­lic park­ing. The board agreed on the sig­nage with the in­clu­sion if cars are not re­moved af­ter the des­ig­nated time they will be re­moved at the cost of the cit­i­zen.

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