April 29, 2018
Gladys P. Downs, Estate Administratrix
Gladys P. Downs, Estate Administratrix
Dear Family,

How are you? Hope this email finds you well. My apologies for being out-of-the-loop for awhile. Had faced a little set-back but now back on track. 

Since last months news, nothing more has changed.  We're still trying to find contractors to place their bids to fix the erosion issue and prep the land for future growth.

USDA advised us to hurry with locating a contractor because the work is picking up and contractors are getting work elsewhere. 

Larry & Nate Perry will be making a trip to Mississippi this coming week to meet with the Surveyor to try and finalize our survey issue.  They will also solicit contractors for the land clean-up. 


If you have additional input, please submit through the CONTACT US TAB located on the left of this page.

Next scheduled meeting is APR 29th, 6:00-7:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

Until then...

I love you all & appreciate all you do!
Gladys P. Downs, Administrator

 
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USDA, Conservation Director, Marcus Shorter
Informed us that we are approved for funding and can begin making improvements to the land. God bless you Mr. Shorter!!! :)
 
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USDA shared this aerial view of our 258.92 acres of land
 
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The new gate was installed at this entrance area.
As you walk further along the trail, to the right is where unknown individuals are trespassing and dumping on our land (as seen below).
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This is the reason we had the gate installed. Lots of dumping and vandalism.  
Additionally, the gravel pit lies beneath all of this debris.
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Part of the funding will be used to clean-up tis area.
 
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Henry Tip Jackson volunteered, purchased, and installed the gate at the entrance of Estate near Uncle Lee's home.
 
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Cameras installed
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THANK YOU HENRY--YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!
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This is the area that's believed to be incorrectly marked.
Beyond the fence are the presumed 40-50 yards of our land that is unaccounted for on the last survey that was conducted in 2017.
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Hilbert Jackson will further discuss this issue with the Daniel's family (who still resides on the land) and provide answers at the next conference call meeting scheduled MAR 11th.
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This is the McDonald land that adjoins the Ed Smith Estate.
A prime example of how we can replicate our land.
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The brick columns would help beautify the entrance. Recommend developing a similar entrance and engrave the bricks with family members who significantly contributed to the upkeep of the land.  Open to your suggestions as well.

For those of you unaware, our Estate is immediately to the right of this land owned by the McDonalds.

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