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No final decision on controversial Madison County park

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Madison County Supervisors voted 5-0 today to give the county attorney 30 days to investigate if they could legally sell the controversial Sulphur Springs Park project land. 

During a meeting in Canton, the sale was challenged by Attorney Mike Espy. There were suggestions that a legal court battle might shape up if Madison County Supervisors voted to sell the project on Sulphur Springs Road and Highway 17.

 A number of people turned out for the vote.

Supervisors noted that some $2.5 million has been spent on the project in a rural area of North Madison County. The 64 acre section of land remains unfinished.

Supervisors hope to sell it for the appraised value of $400,000.00  It was financed with a $1.5 million urban renewal bond.

"To me it just doesn't smell right, said Canton Mayor Arnel Bolden. "It doesn't pass the smell test for the taxpaying citizens. You are going to leave a community with a mosquito infested ditch in the heart of their community?"

There was some good news at that meeting. The Madison County Tax Assessor reported that overall growth for the county is up 3.8 percent. 

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