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Holcut Road District Commissioners Named, 1920

(Transcribed by Cindy Whirley Nelson)

The commissioners of the Holcut Road District met in the office of Bennett & Clark, attorneys on the 4th day of February, 1920, there were present W.W. Bingham, president of the commissioners and R.E. Strickland, secretary, John Moore being absent.

The following business was transacted to-wit:

The commissioners employed Charles A. Hardie as Civil Engineer for the said district and entered into contract as follows: (note the following information is typed onto letterhead that reads, "Holcut Supply Co., General Merchandise and Produce, Holcut, Miss. __________ (blank) 19."

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

TISHOMINGO COUNTY

This contract made and entered into this the 4th of February 1920 by and between W.W. Bingham, R.F. Strickland, and Jne Moore, Commissioners for the HOLCUT ROAD DISTRICT FOR and on behalf of the HOLCUT ROAD DISTRICT, hereinafter called party of the FIRST PART, and Charles A. Hardie, CIVIL ENGINEER hereinafter called party of the SECOND PART WITNESSETH:

That said party of the first party hereby employs said part of the second part as ENGINEER for the Holcut Road District of said County as they have authority to do under the provisions of Section 5, Chapter 176, Laws Miss, 1914, to survey and lay out such road or roads in said Holcut Road District as the said party of the first part shall determine upon. The engineer shall make an estimate of the cost of constructing and maintaining such highway or highways for each separate mile covered by such survey and report such survey and estimate to the said party of the first part; the said party of the first part hereby agrees to pay the said part of the second part out of the proceeds of the sale of the bonds of the Holcut Road District the sum of $50.00 per mile for the survey where the same follows an old roadway, and 20% additional for such part of the survey as might go through woodland, said amount to include up to, and including the letting of the contract. For the super! vision of the said road or roads after contract let the said party of the first part is to pay the said party of the second part 4 1/2% of the actual cost of construction.

Said party of the second part is to give Bond in the sum of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS payable to party of the first part for the faithful performance of his duty, the premium of which will be paid out of the funds of the HOLCUT ROAD DISTRICT.

It is hereby agreed and understood between the party of the first part and the party of the second part that 15% of the amounts that may be due the party of the second part shall be retained until the roads are finally accepted by the Road Commissioners and Board of Supervisors.

It is hereby agreed and understood between the party of the first part and the party of the second part that all that part of Chapter 176, Laws of Mississippi, 1914, relative to Engineer and his duties are made as much a part of this contract as if the same were set out in full in this contract.

Given under our hands this the 4th day of February 1920.

W.W. Bingham

R.E. Strickland

J.A. Moore, Party of First Part

Charles A. Hardie, Party of Second Part

(Back to original contract:)

No other business appearing the commissioners adjourned to meet subject to the call of the chairman.

This the 4th day of February, 1920.

Signed: W.W. Bingham, Chairman.

Document Marked:
Filed: March 1, 1920
J.P. Ford, Clerk
Approved by the Board March 2, 1920

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