Jackson has a $9 million water bond payment due September 1, and it likely will have to dip in its general funds to cover at least a portion of the amount.
Museum Trail project suffers delays; target date now early fall.
Clay Hays knows about perseverance.
For nearly a decade, the Northsider has worked to push the Museum Trail forward, and for years, he’s waited as the project has been hampered by delay after delay.
Construction is moving along as scheduled on a new wastewater treatment plant for the West Rankin Utility Authority (WRUA).
The authority generates about 10 million to 12 million gallons of wastewater each day, which is transmitted to the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jackson.
A plan to get the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) to help fund the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project likely won’t get off the ground.
Recently, one-percent commissioner Pete Perry proposed asking the CCID to help fund the $10.8 million project. The move was seemingly backed by his fellow commissioners.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
Jackson city officials are continuing to shut off accounts for delinquent water customers, despite a recent lawsuit filed in Hinds County Chancery Court.
However, that could change if the city council approves an agenda item at a special meeting on June 27.
The city of Jackson has spent close to $3 million since last April to address problems associated with the Siemens contract.
Now, the city is trying to recoup those costs and much more.
The Lumumba administration recently filed suit against the firm and some of its subcontractors seeking $225 million in damages.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba remembers his recent trip to Iceland well.
“We left on March 30. It was my wedding anniversary. I told her I was going to Iceland to try to bring resources to the city,” he said. “She was gracious enough to forgive me.”
Jackson is poised to take another bite out of its consent decree requirements, following the recent approval of a contract to design work for the Eubanks Creek interceptor repair project.
The interceptor is a major sewer main that serves residents and businesses in Fondren.