A report detailing the One Lake Project is now available for view online.
Less than two months into the project, Siemens has corrected some 5,400 water bills and $547,000 in back usage fees, according to Public Works Director Bob Miller.
Siemens was brought back on in late April to help the city resolve lingering problems with the city’s water/sewer billing system.
Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.
McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.
On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.
Federal funding delays road projects, increases costs
Last February, the city of Jackson received $1.4 million to repave a little more than a mile of East Northside Drive.
Nearly a year and a half later, the city has not bid the project for construction, and cannot do so until after it gets the go-ahead from the state.
The legal battle in the Ridgeland Costco case continues.
And again, the amendments to the city of Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance are being questioned.
Jackson city officials hope to begin advertising for a new zoo management firm in the coming weeks.
“We are starting the RFP process. I hope we’ll have one drafted by the next (city) council meeting,” said Chief Administrative Officer Robert Blaine.
Contractors are making progress in addressing Jackson’s water billing crisis but fell well short of the first month’s goal of recovering 4,200 stranded accounts.
As of May 31, Siemens and its subcontractors had recovered nearly 2,700 accounts.
When he’s not working, John Breland can be found traversing the Pearl River, picking up other people’s trash.
The professional cabinet maker goes out on the river about twice a week to collect garbage.
For Breland, cleaning up the Pearl has become a passion, and something that many people say has made the river a better place.
From providing curbside pickup to having only one bin, Madison County’s recycling system has been significantly scaled back.
And while fewer residents are likely recycling as a result, the county cut costs and is saving more than $200,000 a year on waste pickup fees.
A much-anticipated road project planned for the Northside will take an extra year and a half and $100,000 to complete, thanks to new state regulations.
Work includes building a flyover bridge over I-55 north and adding additional box culverts to improve drainage under the Canadian National Railroad.