Attala County is getting five new firetrucks.

During Monday’s meeting, the board of supervisors approved the purchase of the five (3 engines and 2 tankers) trucks at a total cost of $1,225,431. The motion passed pending the approval of District Two Supervisor Charles Fancher, who was absent from the meeting.

Emergency management director Danny Townsend said the county will get back over $300,000 of that money from the state.

Townsend said the trucks could take as long 365 days to be delivered.

Other business covered during Monday’s meeting:

  • The board finalized a completion order on bridge LSBP-04(19) in District 5.
  • The board heard a proposal from representatives with FirstNet Authority, a wireless and date network carrier for first responders.
  • The board approved a motion to replace the sign at the Attala County Coliseum.
  • The board approved a school bus turn-around for AJ Johnson.

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