Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen agenda items

Published 11:39 am Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Meeting Monday:

• Honored the following employees on their anniversaries with the city: Nichelle Smith, Sandra Williams, police department, and Bennie Cosby, street department, 20 years; Robert Hubbard, community service department, 10 years.

• Received five bids for the City Park softball field No. 1: Dirt Works Inc., Vicksburg, $255,190; Killian Construction Co., Brandon, $158,190; Southern Electric Co., Flowood, $145,967; Lee Electric Co., Petal, $198,640; and Simmons Erosion Control, Lake, $155,554. The board took the bids under advisement until its Aug. 1 meeting.

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• Approved paying $200 to River 101.3 and K Hits 104.5 for radio advertising for the 2011 Governor’s Cup Baseball Tournament.

• Approved applying for a $4,500 Mississippi Department of Transportation grant for a crime prevention program for senior citizens.

Grants administrator Marcia Weaver said the money will be used to buy rechargeable radio/flashlights for seniors. The grant requires no match from the city, she said.

In another matter, the board designated Weaver as the city’s agent for public assistance under Vicksburg’s federal disaster declaration.

• Approved a resolution approving a tax abatement for Walnut Hills Inc., 1214 Adams St. The abatement must also be approved by the Warren County Board of Supervisors.

• Adopted the following budget amendments: $15,885 from the building and maintenance service budget to supplies; $3,000 from the convention center services fund to the supply fund for janitorial supplies; $1,500 from the auditorium services fund to the supply fund for janitorial supplies; $2,912 from the auditorium capital fund to the services fund to repair an air conditioner; $1,158 from the safety and risk management supply fund to the capital fund for a new air conditioner; increase the TV23 capital fund by $16,000 for new equipment.

• Authorized a change order with Nationwide Construction Group for travel to Vicksburg to complete installation of the Precision Approach Path Indicator at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport.

Airport director Curt Follmer said installation of the equipment was interrupted by the flood, which covered the south end of the runway.

• Accept donations of fans from Grand Station Casino and $500 from Waste Management, and approved $200 for refreshments for the National Night Out program on Aug. 1.

• Approved placing liens for cutting and cleaning the following property: 806 Clark St., Morequity Inc.; 911 Meadow St., State of Mississippi; East Avenue, State of Mississippi; 1360 East Ave., R. Dabney et al c/o Yvonne R. Dabney; 1104 Third St., State of Mississippi.

• Authorized clearing the following properties: 1905 Clay St. and 1607 Main St.

• Declared a Vicksburg Fire Department badge as surplus property for retired Lt. David Ebeling and authorized its sale for $91.

• Approved statements from Trustmark Bank and BancorpSouth.

• Approved reports from the city sexton, privilege license department, tax collections, delinquent tax collection, mayor and treasurer, and detailed budget report.

• Approved the claims docket.