Developers get nine more months to decide on center
Although Madison’s budget is not yet finalized, city citizens can expect road projects to make progress, grants that will help augment the city’s community feel and even tag readers throughout the next fiscal year.
As part of the budgeting process, officials held a public hearing on Tuesday, September 5.
Waggoner Engineering has been contracted by the city of Ridgeland for the Lake Harbour Drive rehabilitation project, Waggoner was selected for construction, engineering and inspection services.
The project includes milling and overlaying plus the upgrade of four traffic signals on Spillway Road from Breaker’s Lane to Northpark Drive.
After almost two years, District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter is no longer board president.
Legacy of public service instilled in Neely Carlton Lyons by great-aunt
Although Neely Carlton Lyons comes from a family with many successful and hardworking members, many of whom have worked in public service, it is her great-aunt, Zelma Wells Price, who has influenced Neely the most.
A public hearing date has been set for the Madison County budget and tax levy. Shelton Vance, county administrator, recently requested the board approve his request to set the date for September 5.
Lake Harbour Drive is undergoing two projects, and both are making progress. In a recent board meeting, the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen voted to advertise for bids for the Lake Harbour overlay project as well as the new box culvert for the road’s extension.
With only an $8 million bond recently issued and approved by the Madison County Board of Supervisors to repair 14 county roads, some roads in desperate need of improvement — like Weisenberger and Yandell — won’t get those funds.
Madison County is preparing to finalize their budget for the 2018 fiscal year.
So far, many departments have spoken with the county board of supervisors during budget hearings, going over their needs and wants for the upcoming year.