Water district will allow city to provide water to new complex

Published 8:14 pm Wednesday, August 8, 2018

An agreement between the city of Vicksburg and the Fisher Ferry Water District will allow the city to provide water service to the Sports Force Park on the Mississippi.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday approved the agreement with Fisher Ferry to allow the city to use a portion of Fisher Ferry’s certificate for water service that includes St. Michael Catholic Church and a portion of the entrance to the sports complex to let the city provide water to the sports complex.

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City attorney Nancy Thomas said the city already supplies water to St. Michael, and the certificate that includes the part of the park that is in Fisher Ferry’s district will be transferred to the city.

“We certainly want to thank the water district for their accommodation,” Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said.

“We very much appreciate it,” Thomas said.

In another matter, North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield said the city will be building a pavilion with restrooms at Fuzzy Johnson Park off Mission 66.

“Also, we are redoing the basketball courts, which includes resurfacing the courts, new backboards and nets, and at the same time, we’re looking at extra lighting over there, in particular at the pavilion and the south end of the basketball courts,” he said.

“We have been preparing this for while; we’ve done lot of work to the concessions and the field, and we’re trying to finish bringing that park into the 21st century. Hopefully it goes off well for us.”

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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