On the agenda Meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen:

Published 10:57 am Wednesday, January 11, 2012

• Adopted the minutes from its Oct. 17 meeting.

• Took under advisement bids from Just Duett Sports of Vicksburg, Central Sports of Vicksburg and S&S Worldwide of Colchester, Conn., for recreation supplies, such as baseball, softball and tennis equipment and uniforms. The line item bids involved 31 separate items.

• Awarded a bid for towing city-owned vehicles and vehicles of crime victims to Highway 27 Motors of Vicksburg. The prices range from $50 to $250, depending on the type of vehicle towed.

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• Received an update on events at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

• Approved a request from the Knights of Columbus to hold a second annual March for Life on Jan. 12.

• Approved $150 to sponsor KHits 104.5’s Chili for Children live broadcast, Jan. 23 to 28.

• Authorized city clerk Walter Osborne to advertise for a market manager and assistant manager/marketing director for the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market. Osborne said the jobs are part-time and will be contract positions with the city.

The city has a $47,823 U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Market Promotion Program Grant to help the annual market, which is a project of Vicksburg Main Street.

• Authorized Osborne to advertise for bids for a single-axle-chassis truck and dump body for the sewer department.

• Declared Monday a city holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s and Robert E. Lee’s birthdays.

• Authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to sign a grant modification with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to the city.

The modification changes the completion date of a project to install energy efficient lighting fixtures in four city buildings from Nov. 30, 2011, to May 31.

• Authorized Winfield to sign a cannon loan extension with the Vicksburg National Military Park to renew the loan of a cannon exhibited in the lobby of the Vicksburg Convention Center.

• Set a public hearing for Feb. 6 for a zoning appeal from Emmitt Atwood.

Atwood is appealing a decision from the Vicksburg Board of Zoning Appeals, which denied a request to rezone property at 1702 Court St. from residential to commercial for a restaurant.

• Authorized Winfield to sign a supplemental agreement with Kenneth R. Thompson Builders to extend the contract for work on the old Leveee Street Depot.

Osborne said the board approved the extension in August, but it was not signed by Winfield.

In a related matter, the board authorized Winfield to issue a release of maintenance on the interior renovations to the depot to the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

• Approved establishing special assessments for cleaning the following properties owned by the State of Mississippi: Moonmist Drive, $113.74, and 1104 Third North, $126.19.

In a related matter, the board granted Arthur James a 30-day extension to repair a dilapidated building on property at 1404 Beech St.

City building and inspection director Victor Gray-Lewis said James recently bought the property.

• Approved an application from the Mississippi Chapter of Blacks in Government for complimentary use of the Vicksburg City Auditorium on Monday for a program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

• Approved paying $38,029 to Vickburg Warren 911 for dispatchers’ salaries and benefits.

• Approved the claims docket.