County, city are Storm Ready
by Michele Longworth
Sep 11, 2013 | 1253 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Massac County may not be storm-proof, but Tuesday morning, Massac County and Metropolis were officially recognized as being “Storm Ready.” The certification application was approved several weeks ago, but the commissioners recessed from its normal agenda to attend the ceremony, which was conducted by the National Weather Service (NWS) from Paducah.

During the presentation Massac County Commission Chair Jayson Farmer and Massac County Emergency Service Disaster Agency Director Joe Miller both accepted a plaque from NWS meteorologist Beth Pool, who also presented a plaque to Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel and Metropolis Emergency Management Director Keith Davis. The county was also presented with two Storm Ready signs to display in the county.

Prior to special ceremony, the commissioners reviewed a list of suggestions from County Highway Engineer Joe Matesevac regarding the process of road construction. He told the board it is a list of suggestions for the board to consider adding to its policy regarding how roads are constructed and the process for accepting roads.

According to Matesevac, these are just proposed requirements that were not required in the past, some of which deal with the road width and amount of rock.

He explained the requirements, if the county were to add them, would be good things to require for developers to ensure the roads are put together correctly and “not just thrown together,” he said.

He noted these would help avoid some of the situations that exist currently in some of the county’s subdivisions.

Matesevac said he also gave a copy of the suggestions to State’s Attorney Patrick Windhorst.

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