City renews mental health assistance plan for employees

Published 11:53 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen renewed the city’s employee assistance program contract with Warren-Yazoo Mental Health.

Acting human resources director Walterine Langford said the program provides mental health services to city employees at a reduced cost. She said the city pays for the first five sessions at $75 per session, with the employee picking up the cost of counseling at $30 per hour after the five sessions.

She said an employee needing help goes to Warren-Yazoo Mental Health for assistance, fills out a form verifying he or she is a city employee and is referred to an agency or counselor for help.

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In other action, the board:

• Approved $590 in radio advertising for the city with radio stations WVBG V105 and Newstalk 1490 for the Vicksburg High School and Warren County High School football games, and 60 commercials to run on the radio stations during October and November.

• Authorized city building and inspections director Victor Gray-Lewis to cut and clear the following properties: a lot on Washington Street, a lot on Finney Street, and 2627 Washington St.

In a related matter, the board granted a 60-day extension for property owners to clean property at 1838 Natchez Ave.