Board votes to provide garbage cans to county residents
By Dwayne Bremer
Nov 7, 2017, 18:12
Residents in unincorporated Hancock will soon be provided with new garbage cans as part of the county's solid waste contract with Team Waste.
Hancock County Board of Supervisors President Blaine LaFontaine said at Monday's board meeting that the final details for supplying the cans should be completed within a few weeks.
The 96-gallon cans are equipped with wheels and lids, LaFontaine said.
"There are several benefits with this," LaFontaine said. "Obviously, it will be more aesthetically pleasing having new cans, but it will be good for the residents who will no longer have to purchase them. It will also help with accountability and tracking."
The Hancock County Solid Waste Authority currently has a contract with Team Waste, which runs for another four years, officials said.
In other business Monday, supervisors approved a contract for an overlay of Kiln-Picayune Road and an improvement project on Standard Dedeaux Road.
The Kiln-Picayune Road project will provide paving for the road at a cost of about $320,000.
The Standard Dedeaux Road project will correct and improve a sharp curve, which over the years, has been the site of many accidents.
The board also agreed to take request for proposals for new playgrounds throughout the county.
LaFontaine said the board wants to put new playgrounds and/or improve existing ones in Bay St. Louis, Dedeaux, Necaise, and Bayside Park.
Also on Monday, supervisors authorized a new tour company to use a route through McLeod Park as part of the company's history tour of Kiln.