Friday, May 22, 2015

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Mayor George FlaggsMayor George Flaggs, Jr. will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 21st at 5:30 p.m. to discuss his ideas for changing the form of government and the city charter of the City of Vicksburg to create more accountability in city government. These changes are necessary in order for the city to create more efficiency and possibly save about $1.5 million in costs to the budget. The meeting will be held in the City Hall Annex Board Room and the public is invited. The mayor will be available to answer any questions that citizens may have regarding changing the form of government for the City of Vicksburg.

 

textingThe City of Vicksburg has recently implemented a new texting service. This service allows City leaders to communicate faster and more effectively with their constituents. The texting service will also be used to send out notices of events, alerts, boil water notices and general information pertaining to City government and Vicksburg. Citizens can opt-in by texting keywords to the new service at 95577. 

Signing up is easy. To opt-in, you simply text one or more of the following keywords to 95577

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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.

Vicksburg, MS, -- The City of Vicksburg is hosting its first annual Emerging Business Summit (EBS) with guest speaker Congressman Bennie Thompson on June 13, 2015 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

This event is free and open to all who want to learn more about minority business, business development, procurement, recruitment and retention, entrepreneurship and good business practices.

mayor with flag 125x143On behalf of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, I would like to inform everyone that it finally appears that we are getting closer to the reality of a sports complex for our community. The Mississippi State House of Representatives has agreed with the Senate version of the sports complex bill and it has been sent to the governor for his signature.

City offices will be closed Monday, April 27, 2015 in observance of Confederate Memorial Day.

 

Sid BeaumanI 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. 

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:

alertDue to emergency repairs of underground utilities near the intersection of Bowmar Avenue and Letitia Street, Bowmar Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Washington and Bowmar at least over the weekend. Residents of Bowmar west of Letitia will access their homes from Washington Street, those east of Letitia from Drummond Street.

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.

 

Malcolm Butler Parade Press Release(VICKSBURG, MISS.) February 17, 2015: The City of Vicksburg will host a parade and ceremony for Vicksburg native and Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler on Saturday, February 21 beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Malcolm Butler, a cornerback for the New England Patriots, made the winning play at this year's Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1 when he intercepted the ball in the last 20 seconds of the game to seal the victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Butler is a 2009 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He earned a scholarship to Hinds Community College and later played at the University of West Alabama. On May 19, 2014, he signed with the New England Patriots after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft and made his first start on December 14, where he made two tackles.

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.

Files:
2015 Summer Youth Job Application (High School) HOT
Date Monday, 06 April 2015 13:00 File Size 618.27 KB Download 652 Download
  
2015 Summer Intern Program Application (College) HOT
Date Monday, 06 April 2015 12:59 File Size 541.07 KB Download 516 Download

"The City of Vicksburg is proud to recognize Malcolm Butler on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. with a parade in his honor through downtown Vicksburg. A ceremony will follow the parade at 4:00 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. We salute Malcolm for never giving up on his dreams and proving that through hard work and a strong faith in God, anything in life can be accomplished. His dedication and determination has guided him to be the successful individual that he is today. He is truly an inspiration for all of us. Again, congratulations to our Hometown Hero, Malcolm Butler." -- Mayor George Flaggs
Vicksburg, MS, United States

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