Some roads in Jackson could look a little cleaner after cleanup crews from a nonprofit get done.
The Jackson City Council authorized Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba at its July 20 meeting to execute an agreement with New Way Mississippi for litter removal services in the city.
The agreement calls for New Way Mississippi to provide eight laborers to work with the city’s Solid Waste Division staff.
The city will pay New Way $13.02 per hour for 160 hours per month for eight laborers, with the total amount not to exceed $200,000.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said at the meeting that the use of New Way Mississippi was “only part and parcel of a larger strategy” about how the city deals with litter. The city would like to use an agency that would employ the homeless population to pick up litter, he said.
New Way Mississippi, led by Larry D. Perry, is a nonprofit organization that offers transitional housing programs and other resources for formerly incarcerated citizens.