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State waiting for advisory panel before drawing up CCID infrastructure plan

By ANTHONY WARREN,

State officials won’t begin drawing up plans on how to use millions of dollars in new infrastructure monies for Jackson until an advisory panel is in place and it begins meeting.

“It’s early in the process, but DFA will meet with the advisory committee before formulating a plan,” said DFA Director of Communications Chuck McIntosh.

Belhaven houses sold

Plans to tear down two dilapidated homes in Belhaven are on hold after they were purchased by the Jackson-based William Lake LLC. The homes are located at 1609 St. Ann St. and 1925 Laurel St.

Wants tax cut

Some Madison County officials are looking at tax cuts after a recent presentation by the Madison County tax assessor.

During a recent board meeting, Norman Cannady presented the county’s 4.3 percent growth and $70 million increase in assessed value over the past year.

Redirect road funds

The county is redistributing $100,000 in leftover funds from the construction of Finny Road, according to county engineer Dan Gaillet.

The project is part of the county’s comprehensive, four-year road plan, which totals $51.3 million.

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