Byhalia Board OKs Chickasaw Trail Project

By: Janice Wagg

Contributing Writer


As part of a special-called meeting of the Town of Byhalia on August 24, consultant Don Hollingsworth presented information regarding the need for the natural gas expansion to Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park. He said Rockfon wanted to expand. He had met with Justin Hall, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority and Mayor Phil Malone regarding the matter.

The board of aldermen agreed to proceed with the project at Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park, installing a six-inch high pressure pipeline at Wingo Road with a meter and regulator station, gas main extension and residential system improvements.

Attorney Adam Emerson would prepare a resolution of intent to be presented at the next board meeting. Various financing options were discussed.

In attendance at the meeting were Malone, alderman Mike Hamblin, William Rose, Delainer Richmond, Joe Tunstall and Rick DeBardeleben, town clerk Teresa Strickland, public works director Doug Royal and Emerson.

Then on September 5 the Town of Byhalia board met at 5 p.m. for a public hearing for residents to voice comment or opinion concerning the 2017-2018 budget and tax levies. There were no comments or questions.

Present were alderman DeBardeleben, Richmond, Rose, Hamblin and Tunstall and Mayor Malone. Police chief Gary Looney, Emerson, Royal, Strickland and assistant town clerk Helen Rayford were also present.