Manpower and money hurting city’s efforts to repair streets
Officials from Madison County and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) are still working toward finding suitable accommodations for a new DPS facility.
Work on Hoy Road is underway, and a rough timeline has been set for the project.
“This has been a project that’s been a long time coming, and for most, it can’t get done fast enough I’m sure,” said Keith O’Keefe, the Central Mississippi Manager for Neel-Schaffer, which is overseeing the project.
Devoted family man, businessman and public servant are all ways you could describe Ridgeland resident Kevin Holder.
He serves as Alderman of Ward Three and co-owns Omega Electric with his wife, Pam.
Mayor McGee aims for pedestrian-friendly West Jackson Street
It’s no secret that West Jackson Street is Ridgeland’s designated “downtown” area.
However, Mayor Gene McGee would like to see some changes along the street to enhance the downtown feel residents have come to associate with the area.
Madison County board of supervisors are looking into the possibility of a separate Circuit Court district and district attorney.
The county currently shares a district with Rankin County, and John Bramlett serves as district attorney.
Ridgeland will be bringing in the green in a few ways when the city installs turf in Freedom Ridge Park.
Installing turf on the four fields, which are used for baseball and softball games, will cost approximately $1 million.
From infrastructure to economic development, Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee and the city of Ridgeland have a full plate now that 2019 is in full swing. McGee has set some lofty goals for the year, including knocking out some major road projects, breaking ground on a new city hall facility, developing a downtown area and building on the city’s comm
The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.
True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.
The Madison County Property Owners Association (MCPOA) is steadily growing as more county residents join to have a unified community voice. MCPOA board members have big goals for 2019. The group is open to residents of Madison County subdivisions in areas that are not incorporated and county homeowners who do not live within a subdivision.