Supervisors discuss museum project at work session

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors met for a work session Thursday. The board discussed its commitment to a partnership with the Mississippi Children’s Museum.

Supervisors talked about about how the board can move forward in helping the museum be built, including the abating of asbestos and the demolition of the old Sears building on 22nd Avenue South.

According to board president Josh Todd, leftover concrete from the site may also be used by the county as gravel for future projects.

“We’ll go in there and bust up the concrete, have a machine come in, and they chip it up into rocks," said Todd. "In return, we can go and use them on driveways, and dirt roads, and stuff like that when we would normally have to buy gravel; we would actually have it on site.”

The board is waiting on the company it contracts with to go in and see how much asbestos is in the building and how much it will cost to get it removed. That has to be done before demolition could be started.