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County Board Approves Storage Building


The Mississippi County Quorum Court's Energy and Property Committee approved Circuit Clerk Leslie Mason's proposed additional storage unit on Wednesday.

Justice Molly Jackson, who chaired the committee in the absence of Justice Slyvester Belcher, said that most of the justices have seen the unit.

Mason said she believes that the unit is a "nice" place and that it is the best price they could possibly get. Mason added that all of their records are at the old Red Cross Building.

Jackson said, "I think it would be wonderful. I think your stuff would be close. There is lots of shelving in there."

Justice JoAnn Henton said she went and took a tour and at the price it was a good deal.

Justice Betty Hepler asked with the floors being so flat, does rainwater come through the door.

Mason said that both her and Jackson asked that question and that the owners said water has never come through but they are going to look at putting a piece of weather strip on the door.

She also asked who controls the temperature, or it was controlled. Mason said the First Community Bank controls the temperature.

Mason added the only people that will be allowed in the storage unit is her employees.

Jackson said the owner wanted to make it clear that he didn't want to be held responsible for any damage that may happen to the books in the move or while in the space, but would be held accountable for any maintenance issue and they will fix it.

Mason said she hasn't seen any leaks after storms since being there.

Justice Rick Ash made the motion to send it to Finance to rent the space for $325 a month, which will be paid out of Mason's account.

Justice Bill Nelson asked for how long and Ash stated at least two years since the renovation of the courthouse hasn't started yet.

Hepler seconded the motion and Mason stated the lease would be a basic lease.

Jackson said county attorney Jeremy Thomas would look at the lease before signing the agreement.