Madison County supervisors approved changes to the board's overtime policy for personnel in the event of emergencies.

County Administrator Mark Houston recommended that in lieu of comp time, workers, specifically with the Road Department, would be paid for emergency work.

"This is where we have to call them out in the middle of the night," he said. "Those instances of emergencies we like to be able to go ahead and directly pay them overtime."

In other board news:

• The board approved a master plan exception to Eagle's Nest at Lake Caroline, along with a preliminary plat. The exception was for a 400-foot one-way street versus a 500-foot street with a cul-de-sac.

• The board approved moving forward with he purchase of land from the Town of Flora to be used as a dirt pit, subject to environmental review.

• The board approved a bond purchase agreement that results in the savings of approximately $200,000 in interest from a 2007 bond.

• The board agreed to look at funding the Gateway to History project $20,000 during budget planning. The newly-designated scenic byway runs 32.8 miles in Madison County and a group plans to market and promote the byway.

They have received a grant from Mississippi Development Authority for $10,000 and was asking for $20,000 to move forward with a website and promotional material. District 5 Supervisor was the only one against the project at the time, saying he wanted time to review it. The issue was tabled until budget meetings.

• Robert Trigg and Jim Turner were named the final two members of the Lost Rabbit Urban Renewal District Board. Both live outside of Lost Rabbit. They join John Sigman, Stacey Wall, and Jim Kennedy on the board.