The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the vacated county lake lease 6 p.m. Monday at the courthouse.
During the supervisors’ last meeting, board President Marvell Howard said members of the public concerned about the lake’s future should have an opportunity to voice their opinion to area leaders.
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officials vacated the organization’s lakeside facilities in April after the group declined to renew its 407-acre lease of the county lake area once the land reappraised for approximately $100 per acre. The previous 25-year lease mandated a $2,500-minimum payment to the county school board. Currently, the entire 642-acre 16th section is open for lease proposals. County school board officials have yet to set a deadline for proposals.
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