Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen agenda items

Published 12:02 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Meeting Monday, in the absence of Mayor Paul Winfield, the board:

• OK’d July 9 meeting minutes.

• Administered oath of office to police officer Bill Jeffers.

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• Proclaimed this week Child Passenger Safety Week. Police Chief Walter Armstrong said the police department will be at the Walmart SuperCenter parking lot on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to dispense child seats and show parents how to properly secure them in vehicles.

• Received the following sealed bids for fencing at the airport: Hemphill Construction, $347,531; Pat Clahoune Inc., $367,980; Diversified Construction Services, $341,033.58; Jefcoat Fencing, $239,983; and Columbus Fence Company, $228,420.

• Awarded the following sealed bids: Vicksburg Ready-Mix and MMC Materials, various concrete materials; Quality Cut Lawn Services, $2,180 per cutting of 38 locations around the city; and RMD Holdings, $32,392 for installation of a pathway approach precision indicator at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport.

• OK’d a grant agreement for an Airport Improvement Plan project at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, La. The grant, $135,305 from the Federal Aviation Administration, will not require any city matching funds, as the Louisiana Department of Transportation is covering the 5 percent local match.

• Gave the building and inspections department permission to proceed cutting grass and cleaning up the following properties found non-compliant with property maintenance codes: 2310 Pearl St., 206 Greenview Drive, 2047 Sky Farm Ave., 1510 Marcus St., 3534 N. Washington St., Military Avenue PPIN#004933, Spring-hill Drive PPIN#007708, and 1609, 1742, 1913 and 1740 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dilapidated homes and structures also were approved for removal from: 2310 Pearl St., 1510 Marcus St., 1604 Yerger St. and 1500 East Ave. Owners of 1502 Weems St. were given a 60-day extension to remove a dilapidated building.

• Rescinded a motion made Sept. 10 to execute a notice to proceed on the redevelopment of the Levee Street Depot. City officials received a letter Sept. 15 from the Mississippi Department of Transportation stating MDOT will give the notice to proceed after the city can update paperwork to ensure local grant reimbursement payments will be received. Officials said the new notice should go out before the end of the month.

• OK’d complimentary use of the City Auditorium to the Vicksburg Warren School District for: reading fair, Jan. 24-25, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; science fair, Feb. 22-24, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and honor choir performance, March 21-23, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

• OK’d adding Michael Mathias in the airport department to the employee driving list.

In closed session, the board:

• OK’d a new hire in each the recreation and right of way departments.

• OK’d a transfer in each the gas, city clerk and right of way departments.

• OK’d a termination in the recreation department.

• Accepted a resignation in each the fire and police departments.

• OK’d a five-day suspension in the water maintenance department, and an 8-hour (shift) suspension in the police department.

• Discussed personnel matters in the sewer and water & gas administration departments.

• Discussed two litigation matters.

The board is to meet next at 10 a.m. Friday in room 109, City Hall Annex, onWalnut.