GLUCKSTADT — County supervisors approved a conditional use variance for a new indoor, climate-controlled storage building on Church Road last week. 

Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the special exception for StorageMax to construct the three-story building. District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter, who was elected Board President last week, was the lone no vote. 

Bob Lloyd, president of StorageMax, told supervisors that the new facility would only involve indoor storage and that it would be a first-class building that resembled a Class-A office building. 

Lloyd said wrought iron fencing would be erected and the property would be heavily landscaped. He said traffic would be minimal. 

District 3 Supervisor Gerald Steen asked Board Attorney Katie Bryant Snell if the board had to have a reason to deny the special exception before saying he had not heard a reason to deny the project. 

Snell replied, “It’s always good to give a reason, but I don’t believe it’s required.”

Steen then pulled his second on a motion to approve. District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones then seconded the motion by District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin to approve, saying “they’ve done everything they can to make it look nice.”

The vote then passed 4-1. 

In other county news, supervisors:

• Approved giving Madison the City 250 cubic yards of gravel to complete shoulder work on Madison Avenue

• Approved $28,000 for road work on Martin Drive next to the Leake County line

• Approved a variance for additional square footage of signs for St. Dominic Family Clinic on Calhoun Station Parkway

• Approved a site plan for an addition to the Chapel of the Cross

• Approved a site plan for renovations to Puckett Rents on Church Road

• Ordered Salvador Escudero Lara to remove junk cars at 917 John Day Road within 60 days

• Approved cleanup of a dilapidated structure on Highway 43 North and Sharon Road owned by Gus Luckett Jr. 

• Approved a 45-day extension for Glenda Rushing to clean up lots in Camden

• Approved a 30-day extension for Sidney F. Davis III to clean up an overgrown lot in Camden

• Approved Renasant Bank as the primary depository of county funds, with BankFirst as the secondary depository