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Animal Control FAQ's PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 08:25

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Animal Control FAQ's


How do I adopt an Animal?

Come by our office during normal working hours to view our animals. The animal must have been with us for 5 days before you can adopt it. You must pay the adoption fee to Court Services at the Vicksburg Police Department. Once the fee is paid bring the printout the Police Department gives you to our office to pickup your pet. The adoption fee is $20.00.

What is the Adoption Fee?

The adoption fee is $20.00.

Why do you use traps?

Some animals are hard to catch. For both the animals safety and ours we sometimes use a trap to make the catch. It is also used for non-domestic animals.

How many cats may I own inside the City?

You may legally own up to 5 cats.

How do I  report a loose dog?

(inside city limits) Animal Control 601-636-6982

How do I report a dead animal?

(inside city limits) Animal Control 601-636-6982

How do I report a missing animal?

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society at 636-6631

How many dogs may I own inside the City?

You may legally own up to 5 dogs.

Do you pick up dogs in the county?

No.

What does it cost to reclaim my pet once it's been picked up?

There is a $25 fee plus $2.00 per day.

Do you kill the dogs and cats in your shelter? 

No. Once an animal has been in our facility for the required time period we take them to the Jackson Animal Rescue League in Jackson, Mississippi.

How many days do you hold the animals?

We keep them in our shelter for 5 days.

What about the leash law?

There is a leash law and you can read all about it by clicking the municipal code link on our homepage. It is unlawful according to City Ordinance for your pet to be free roaming. We give you three warnings about pets not being on a leash. After the warnings harsher action is taken.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:30
 
Water and Gas FAQ's PDF Print E-mail
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How do I calculate my water bill?

The water consumption printed on your utility bill represents your water usage in thousands* of gallons. So a bill that shows a consumption of 14 means that you used 14,000 gallons during the billing cycle. To calculate your water charge you need to find the correct Water Rate Chart and minimum bill for your account.

Sample taken from Residential-Inside City Limits Rates.

Billed Consumption of 14 or 14,000 gallons
First 2,000 gallons is $8.75 (Minimum Bill)
The next 8,000 Gallons is $3.07 per thousand
The next 10,000 gallons are $2.66 per thousand

First 2 = $8.75
Next 8*$3.07= $24.56
Next 4*$2.66= $10.64 B

Bill for 14 consumption: $8.75 + $24.56 + $10.64 = $43.95

*Some accounts have large meters that our billing system adds a multiplier to before calculating the bill.

How do I open a new account for service?

Come by our office between the hours for 8:00 am and 1:00 PM or between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM Monday - Friday. We will help you make application for service and will explain the services we offer as well as our billing procedures. A security deposit of $105.00 (water and gas) for homeowners and $150.00 (water and gas) for renters is required. You must show proof of ownership (contract to buy/sell or deed) or if renting, a lease agreement or rent receipt from your landlord when applying for service. We also require picture ID. Same day service is available when deposits are paid before 1:00 PM

Why is my bill so high?

Your water bill is calculated using the total number of gallons you used during the billing cycle. There are many factors that can cause your water charge to be high. Water conservation is the simplest thing you can do to safeguard against a high water bill. Things that you should look for are leaking faucets, running toilets, broken pipes, leaving the water running while washing your vehicle, and watering plants and lawns. A simple thing such as a dripping faucet or running toilet can use hundreds even thousands of gallons in a months time.

How much are the deposits for Water and Gas service?

A security deposit of $105.00 (water and gas) for homeowners and $150.00 (water and gas) for renters is required. You must show proof of ownership (contract to buy/sell or deed) or if renting, a lease agreement or rent receipt from your landlord when applying for service. We also require picture ID. Same day service is available when deposits are paid before 1:00 PM

How do I transfer an account?

To transfer your service to a new address simply come by our office during working hours and give us the new address information. A payment of your current bill and a $20.00 transfer fee are required.

What do I do if I need Emergency service?

For emergency service after hours contact the 24 hour dispatch center at 601-636-1096.

How do I check for a water leak?

Water leaks can cost you hundreds of dollars over a period of time and can be hard to detect. Toilets that run, faucets that leak and faulty hot-water heaters are usually the main source of problems. You can download a Water Leak Pamphlet using our "Downloads" section.

Do you have a gas safety pamphlet?

Yes we do. Use our download area to view and print the pamphlet.

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 13:47
 
Water Treatment FAQ's PDF Print E-mail
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How much water does the facility produce?

The facility has eleven raw water wells with a capacity of 2 million gallons per day each. 

Where does the water come from?

The Vicksburg Water Treatment Plant uses ground water for its raw water source. What is ground water, you might ask? It's the water that lies beneath the earth's surface that is stored in aquifers. Aquifers are underground rock formations, caverns and beds of sand and gravel. Water is pumped out of them by wells. These aquifers are the source for many public water utilities and private wells. In fact, nearly half of our nation's drinking water comes from ground water. Protecting groundwater is everyone's business. It's the only way to ensure clean, plentiful groundwater---a key to our health and way of life!

How are ground water supplies replenished?

Ground water is part of the water (hydrologic) cycle--nature's system for renewing water supplies. This includes: Condensation, where water vapor cools and turns into tiny water droplets. These attach to one another and form clouds. Evaporation, which occurs when the suns heats surface water which changes to water vapor and rises into the air. Precipitation, which occurs when the clouds get too heavy, the water falls back to the earth as rain, snow, sleet or hail. Infiltration is the term for water that sinks into the ground and is stored in aquifers. And finally, surface runoff, which is the term applied to water that can enter the earth as it runs across the earth into lakes, rivers, reservoirs, etc. All these natural cycles contribute to the level of useable water in an aquifer. So, you can see that rainfall deficits and the rise and fall of natural or manmade surface water sources can greatly determine the amount of water available for treatment plants that use ground water for their raw water source. We can't control these natural changes, but we can make a difference by practicing water conservation.

How can I make a difference?

You can make a difference at home and in your community in two important ways.

Conserve Water:
· By repairing all household leaks
· Use water-saving shower heads, faucets, toilets and appliances.
· Wash only full loads of clothes or dishes.
· Turn off the water while brushing teeth or shaving.
· Take shorter showers.

Protect Water:
· Limit use of household and garden chemicals.
· Never pour chemicals or paint down the sink or storm drain, or on the ground.
· Bring all hazardous wastes (such as motor oil) to a hazardous waste collection center.

Help keep ground water pure and flowing. Work with neighbors and local officials to:
· Learn about groundwater in your area. Learn where your ground water comes to the surface (discharge areas) and where your aquifer refills (recharge areas).
· Identify possible hazards to your ground water supply and develop plans to protect sensitive lands, such as discharge and recharge areas. Get involved with community programs for safe disposal of hazardous waste.

For more information about protecting your water supply and sources contact:
· your water utility at 601-634-4542 or 601-636-2037.
· your local or state water department. (Warren County Board of Health office or The Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Water Supply.
· the Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Join the effort to ensure a reliable water supply for years to come!

How do communities pay for clean water?

Communities have the following options for meeting clean water costs:

User fees: Utility Bills- A direct charge to consumers based on the amount of water used.
Assessments- Other fees, such as charges to connect new homes or businesses to the system.
Property taxes provide operating funds by taxing all properties.
State taxes and low interest loans from state revolving loans funds as well as grants, help finance the construction of new, or the upgrade of existing facilities.

How do I calculate my water bill?

Your water bill is based on the amount of water you use per month. The Vicksburg Water and Gas Administration handles all billing procedures. You can visit their page to see rate charts and samples of how to calculate a bill.

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 13:48
 
Police Department FAQ's PDF Print E-mail
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Police Department FAQ's


Who issues firearms permits in Mississippi?

State firearm permits are issued through the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and are processed locally at the district Mississippi Highway Patrol Sub-Stations. The two nearest MHP Sub-Stations for the Olive Branch area are located at Batesville and New Albany. The Batesville location processes firearm permits on Mondays (from 8 AM to 11:30 AM and from 1:30 PM to 3 PM) – phone number 662-563-6400. The New Albany location processes firearm permits on Wednesdays (from 9 AM to 12 noon) – phone number 662-534-8619. The State Firearms Permit website is: www.dps.state.ms.us/dps/dps.nsf/divpages/hp2firearm?OpenDocument

With what other states does Mississippi have firearm permits reciprocity?

Mississippi has reciprocal firearm permit agreements with: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia & Wyoming.

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 13:48
 
Recreation FAQ's PDF Print E-mail
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Recreation FAQ's


How do I become an Umpire?

To umpire in our baseball and softball leagues you must be a certified umpire. Periodically during the year we conduct umpire clinics for umpire certification. Call our office for more information.

Are you the sole operator of the youth baseball?

No. We are responsible for the fields, umpires, scorekeepers, etc. but Vicksburg Baseball Association runs the league.

Where do I get an application for employment?

You can pick an application at the Human Resource Department. They are located in the Neill Building behind City Hall. You can also download an application from this website. See our library section.

How do I get a registration form for programs?

You may pick up the form at the Parks and Recreation Department located at 102 Army Navy Dr. Some forms are available in the website Documents Library

Where do I get info about renting the Pavillion?

Call the City Clerk's office at 601-634-4553.

Where can I get info on recreation facility rentals?

Call the recreation department at 601-634-4514.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 08:46
 
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