Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen Agenda

Published 12:03 pm Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meeting Tuesday:

• OK’d minutes from June 4 and 10.

• Awarded an engineering contract on a new generator for the water treatment plant to Allen & Hoshall for $58,900.

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• Canceled a contract with Scallions Lawn Service of Vicksburg for grass cutting at 35 city properties. The company was not meeting specifications of its contract, which it has had for 2 1/2 years, said Purchasing Director Tim Smith. The cutting may be done in house, said Smith, or the board can choose to rebid the work. On June 25 the city canceled its contract with Scallions for cutting the city cemetery and awarded the contract to a previous bidder.

• Heard about upcoming events at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center from executive director Annette Kirklin.

• OK’d a formal application for the Mayor’s Youth Council, and a release form for participation in activities and transportation.

• Gave the buildings and inspections department approval to cut and clean the properties found noncompliant with property maintenance codes: 522 Dabney St., 1331 Magnolia St., 922 Meadow St., 606 N. Poplar St., Cairo Drive PPIN#010250, 1625 Sky Farm Ave., 2013 Ford St., 237 N. Locust St. and 223 N. Locust St. Permission to remove dilapidated buildings was granted at 36 Hicks Hill Lane, 608 N. Poplar St. and 2515 Pearl St. A 30-day extension was granted for removal of dilapidated buildings at 2209 and 2211 Pearl St.

• Accepted a letter establishing special assessment of the following properties cut, cleaned and/or demolished due to noncompliance with property maintenance codes: 79 Kings Gin Road, owned by Karen Haynes Alexander; 1905 Clay St., owned by Henry V. Bailey; 1208 Locust St., owned by Steven Bailey; 2816 Arcadia St., owned by Charles Milton Barnes; 747 Johnson St., owned by Carl Bennett; 219 N. Locust St., owned by Circle Court LLC; 500 Dallas St., owned by Cherice Gilliam and April Charles; 600 Depot St., owned by Moak Petroleum Products; Williams Street PPIN#6125 and 86 Williams St., owned by Vanessa T. Moore; 812 Walnut St., owned by Jessie Belle Williams Norfort; 1401 High St., 1104 Third North St., 1226 Second North St. and 1228 Grammar St., owned by the State of Mississippi; and 1119 Fayette St., owned by WMC Mortgage Corp.

• OK’d a $100 ad request from Porters Chapel Academy for the 2010-11 sports program.

• OK’d setting a hearing on the fiscal year 2011 budget for 7 p.m. Aug. 26, and approved advertising the hearing as required by law.

• OK’d reappointing Patty Cappaert and Lori Burke to the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau board.

• OK’d payment of $37,867.15 to Vicksburg-Warren 911 for the city’s 60 percent share of dispatcher salaries, matching benefits and insurance for July.

• OK’d the claims docket.

In closed session, the board:

• OK’d two new hires in each the street and police departments.

• Accepted three resignations in the fire department, as well as one in each the gas and police departments.

• OK’d terminating 10 summer workers in the recreation department.

• OK’d one 8-day unpaid suspension in the police department.

• OK’d one status change from equipment operator to laborer.

• Discussed personnel matters in the gas, police and street departments.

• Discussed one litigation matter.

The board is scheduled to meet next at 10 a.m. Monday in room 109 of the City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.