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By CARL SMITH
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hear an update from the education buildingâ€™s chief architect on the projectâ€™s status and schedule Monday during its regular meeting.
In the boardâ€™s previous meeting this month, supervisors voiced concerns over the quality of work and craftsmanship. Project Architect Roger Pryor is scheduled to update the board about the project at 10:15 a.m., according to the board agenda.
â€śOur main concern is we donâ€™t want to accept the building or have its personnel move in and then have to return for more work,â€ť Young said. â€śItâ€™s hard to get contractors back in (after personnel move in).â€ť
During the previous Oktibbeha County School District board meeting, Superintendent James Covington said the districtâ€™s central office would move into the building by July 29. At that time, the contractor had not acquired a certificate of occupancy from the city and several issues with the building remained.
â€śItâ€™s been a lot of cosmetic things where theyâ€™re going to have to come back and level some things off, do some painting, correct some signage â€” just some punch list things,â€ť Covington said during the previous OCSD meeting. â€śNot major structural things, just some cosmetic kind of items.â€ť
The previous county school building received severe damage during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. District offices were then moved to 800-A Louisville St.
In other board business, the district will:
â€˘ Receive an update from the Heritage Museum;
â€˘ Order to approve application for a volunteer fire department rating for the county;
â€˘ Hear a hospital board appointment;
â€˘ Handle other county business, including payroll changes and ROW requests;
â€˘ Receive a county road update.