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Supervisors approve Madison County mosque plans

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Plans can now move forward to build a mosque just north of Madison.

County supervisors Monday morning voted to approve a site plan submitted by the Mississippi Muslim Association.

The process had been stalled by concerns over who would provide utilities for the 9,000 square-foot building.

Supervisor Tim Johnson said the board will ask the Madison County Wastewater Authority to allow the mosque to tap into its sewer line, eliminating the need for a separate septic system.

He said the Mississippi Muslim Association has done all that's required.

"They have completed all the things that we have asked of them as far as our rules and regulations in regard to the county of Madison and our zoning to we, upon receiving those certificates, we granted them approval to move forward on their building," said Johnson.

The mosque is planned on a five-acre site along Highway 51, about half a mile north of the Madison city limits.

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