Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Newsflash

notice smallWater pressure has been restored to all areas affected by last night's outage. A Boil Water Alert remains in effect for all City customers until further notice.

notice smallDue to street repairs, Washington Street from Clay Street to China Street will be closed to through traffic beginning Thursday, July 9, 2015. Businesses in that area will still be accessible.

 

notice smallSuncoast Infrastructure, a contactor working for the City, will begin tests of Vicksburg sanitary sewer system.

Testing will take place starting on approximately 8 June 2015 and will wrap up by the end of September.

Field personnel with the contractor will release a non-toxic and non-staining test smoke into the manholes, which will travel through the sanitary sewer system in order to detect and breaks or leaks in the city's system.

In observance of Independence Day, city offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015.

 

Mayor and Miss Outstanding I had the opportunity to meet some of the contestants competing for the crown of Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen. I'm looking forward to attending the pageant tonight here in Vicksburg and presenting flowers to the winners. These young ladies are extraordinary individuals who have excelled in the classroom and in their communities. They are all winners to me! I would also like to thank the staff of the Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Pageant who do a phenomenal job of planning and organizing the pageant each year. This is just another example of why people are saying great things about Vicksburg!

4thofjulysquareVicksburg celebrates Independence Day with a weekend full of live music, living history presentations, a boat parade, shopping sales and a fireworks show over the Vicksburg riverfront.

The fireworks finale will be Saturday night following a 7:00 p.m. performance by Mustache The Band, a country/rock band from Oxford, Miss. The stage will be set up in front of the Old Depot Museum, 1010 Levee Street.

 

Professor EricC D. Pritchard of the University of Illinois is in process of writing a book on Vicksburg's own Patrick Kelly our own "global fashion phenomenon" and icon. And he is very eager to interview Patrick's family, friends, teachers, and classmates - all those who knew and remember him from Vicksburg.

Being excited and a bit nervous at the thought of buying a home is very common, especially if this is going to be your first home. Our goal is to take the uncertainty out of the home buying process. No matter what your concerns are about buying a home, this Homebuyer Fair will help you feel more confident as you undertake what will probably be the largest purchase of your life. The fair is scheduled for June 27, 2015 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

For more info contact: Gertrude Young or Angela Turner at 601·634·4528

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City of Vicksburg Charter

The charter included herein is the charter of April 12, 1873, as amended and re-enacted by Chapter 381, Acts of March 7, 1884, and printed in the compilation of 1907, and as the same was subsequently amended from time to time by ordinance.

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alertDue to water line repairs, a boil water notice has been issued for the Warrenton Heights area. Until further notice, please boil your water before consumption.  *** LIFTED ***

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.

 

notice smallBeginning June 1, the cost of water and sewer service for Vicksburg residents is going up. The cost of residential and small commercial garbage collection will go down.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday adopted ordinances setting new increased water and sewer rates ranging from 5 percent to a maximum of 30 percent for residential and commercial customers based on water use and reducing the city's garbage rates by 5 percent. The new rates become effective June 1.

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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