Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen agenda items

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 26, 2010

Meeting Thursday:

• Recognized employee anniversaries: Rufus White, 35 years, sewer department; Marilyn “Rosie” Edwards, 15 years, waste water treatment plant; Angela Bell, 15 years, water and gas; Johnnie Edwards, 10 years, police; Tasha Wynn, 10 years, city clerk’s office; Cathy Mitchell, five years, recreation; James Washington, five years, right of way; and Tommy Curtis, five years, police.

• Received a bid for concession stand operation from Roscoe Lee Inc. of Edwards, at $600 per month for the franchise at Halls Ferry Park and City Park during adult softball games.

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• Awarded Brown Bottling Group Inc. of Ridgeland the city’s soft drink franchise.

• OK’d a request to cancel a contract with Holmes Lawn Care for grass cutting at Cedar Hill Cemetery and awarded the contract to Scallions Lawn Service. Purchasing Director Tim Smith said Holmes Lawn Care informed the city it could not fulfill the contract, and the board decided the company should not be allowed to bid on any city contracts for three years. Scallions will be paid $6,449 per cutting.

• OK’d an agreement with Cintas for cleaning supplies at $22,705.28 per year.

• OK’d an amendment to a frequency reconfiguration agreement with Nextel at no cost to city funds.

• OK’d a request from parks and recreation for a $2,820 payment for Vicksburg Girls Softball Association affiliation and insurance fees.

• Agreed to continue affiliation with the Mississippi Main Street Association for Vicksburg Main Street in 2010.

• Gave Vicksburg Main Street permission to host a “Preview to Hollywood Hair Show” at Crawford Square on Saturday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.; and gave permission to host a downtown 5K walk benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on April 17.

• Tabled a request by Vicksburg Main Street to hold the 3rd annual Vicksburg Farmers’ Market at Grove and Levee streets from June 5 to Aug. 28.

• Adopted a resolution for cutting or clearing, and established special assessment of the following properties: 2014 Ford St., owned by Acquintas Enterprises LLC; 2504 Oak St., owned by the State of Mississippi; and 2112 Oak St., owned by Jefferson Strong.

• OK’d a request to lend Port Gibson approximately 100 barricades for its 18th annual Heritage Festival on Saturday. Mayor Paul Winfield, city attorney for Port Gibson, did not participate in the decision.

• OK’d a request from Vicksburg Catholic Schools to block part of Grove Street, connecting Howard and Hayes streets, on May 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 40th Play-A-Day-In-May-Away Festival.

• OK’d a request from the police department to remove a 2008 Chevrolet Impala from unmarked inventory to marked inventory.

• OK’d payment of $4,602.61 to the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, La.

• OK’d payment of $17,500 to the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District.

• Approved the reports of the city sexton, privilege license, mayor and treasurer, monthly tax collection, delinquent tax collection and detailed budget.

• Approved the claims docket.

In closed session, the board:

• OK’d seven longevity raises in waste water treatment, city clerk and police, recreation, right of way and water and gas departments.

• OK’d one hire in the police department and three in parks and recreation, one transfer each in building maintenance and community service, two raises in the fire department and a termination in inspection.

• Accepted a resignation in the police department and two in water maintenance.

• Discussed personnel matters in the sewer, gas, parks and recreation maintenance and fire departments and one litigation matter.

The board is scheduled to meet next at 10 a.m. April 5 at City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.