City offices will be closed Monday, April 27, 2015 in observance of Confederate Memorial Day.
I have attached a summary of Senate Bill 2926 regarding a recreation and tourism tax for the City of Vicksburg to be signed by Governor Phil Bryant. In this attachment, you will find a breakdown of a 1 1/2% sales tax on hotels and restaurants that will help fund a proposed sports complex for our community.
Also, I have included a summary of proposed water and sewer rate increases for our city that have been recommended by our Utility Rate Increase Committee. These increases are due in part to an EPA Consent Decree that many municipalities are facing today and also rising operating costs for our water and sewer usage.
I would like to commend the site selection committee for all their efforts in the development of a sports complex for the City of Vicksburg. I feel we are half-way to our destination and with determination and dedication, a sports complex will become a reality for our community. Furthermore, as a result of the site presentation meeting last night on April 9, 2015, which I thought was very productive and informative, I would like to make the following recommendations:
Mississippi State Treasurer, Lynn Fitch, visited with Mayor George Flaggs this past week. State Treasurer Fitch was in Vicksburg touring Bowmar Avenue Elementary during its Leadership Day 2015. She was able to learn more about the Leader In Me Initiative and view how 1st Year Lighthouse School Bowmar Avenue Elementary is empowering young students to make the best choices for their future.
The City of Vicksburg is proud to announce the Summer Youth Program of 2015 for uprising seniors and college interns. The students will work 25 hrs per week for a total of 6 weeks. This program is designed to offer the youth of our community to gain valuable work experience. If you are interested, please download the appropriate application and submit to the city of Vicksburg Human Resources Department.
|2015 Summer Youth Job Application (High School)|
|Monday, 06 April 2015 13:00 618.27 KB 427||Download|
|2015 Summer Intern Program Application (College)|
|Monday, 06 April 2015 12:59 541.07 KB 255||Download|
Warrenton Road will be closed to through traffic for repairs starting Monday, April 6, 2015, for approximately two (2) weeks, weather permitting. There will be a detour. See the schedule below.
National Flood Insurance Program: April 1, 2015, Program Changes
FEMA continues to take important steps to implement changes to the National Flood Insurance Program as called upon by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters) and the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). These reforms slow some flood insurance rate increases and offers relief to some policyholders who experienced steep flood insurance premium increases in 2013 and early 2014.
I have just been informed by the family of the Honorable Sid Beauman, former South Ward Alderman of the City of Vicksburg that he has passed away. I am deeply saddened by his loss. I know he fought the good fight, and on behalf of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, my prayers and condolences go out to his family. The City of Vicksburg has lost a true public servant and our entire Vicksburg family shares in the loss of this great individual.