- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Lowndes County will ask the Legislature for permission to pay a $3,099 bill for debris removal following last April’s tornado.

County Administrator Ralph Billingsley tells WCBI-TV in Columbus (https://bit.ly/1ApiOKC ) the money was spent to pay a contractor to pick up trees and limbs from the rights of way on two roads in eastern Lowndes County.

Billingsley says county officials later realized those were private roads and that the work should have been approved in advance by county supervisors. He says by the time officials realized they were private roads, the work was done and there was no way to get approval from supervisors.

Counties cannot do work on private property unless it is for general county good and is approved in advance by the board of supervisors.

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Information from: WCBI-TV, https://www.wcbi.com

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