Sunday, November 19, 2017

paperless billingThe Vicksburg Water and Gas office is proud to announce our new Paperless Billing service. Customers who would prefer not to receive their utility bills in the mail, but would rather get an email notification instead, can sign up to stop receiving paper bills.

storm readyStorm Ready is a National Program to prepare communities with an action plan that responds to the threat of all types of severe weather—from tornadoes to tsunamis. A voluntary program created in 1998 by the National Weather Service's Tulsa, Okla. forecast office, StormReady provides clear-cut advice to communuty leaders and emergency managers and media that would improve their local hazardous weather operations.

Beginning the week of September 17, 2012 crews from Entergy Mississippi and The City of Vicksburg will hit the streets in full force to complete the removal of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. If you still have limbs that need to be picked up after September 22, 2012 call the Action Line at 601-636-3411. Please be patient, we are working hard to complete the clean-up.

Vicksburg Farmers' Market is back for their first fall season! Every Saturday until November 24th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the corner of Jackson and Washington Street. Come enjoy all the fall produce, jams, jellies, pickled products, salsas, dried pastas, meat pies and unique treats. For more information visit www.vicksburgfarmersmarket.org or call 601-801-3513.
radio towerFor several years, the City has rebroadcast radio Traffic on its 800 Mhz Radio system on 155.790 Mhz, a frequency which is easily received on an inexpensive scanner.

Because of new FCC rules, we are in the process of changing out the equipment used for this rebroadcast. This has resulted in an interruption of the service. At this time, we expect the rebroadcast to resume by Monday, September 17th.

Just s few days remain to register for federal assistance for those who sustained damage during Hurricane Isaac.

Perhaps you registered, but what about your family, friends and neighbors? Don't let them pass up help for which they may be eligible.

9-11 Never ForgetThe City of Vicksburg, in partnership with the local AmeriCorps NCCC campus, will commemorate the anniversary of September 11 with several service projects throughout the city and region.

More than two hundred young adults from all over the nation will be here to participate in service to our community. The day will start with a National Day of Service kickoff rally at the AmeriCorps NCCC campus gym in Vicksburg. From there twenty-one teams will branch out to Vicksburg Fire and Police stations, as well asseveral local schools and parks. Service Projects will also be performed at Alcorn State University and the City of Jackson fire departments.

Halloween PumpkinChief Walter Armstrong of the Vicksburg Police Department and Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, have released the times for celebrating Halloween. Trick-or-Treat will be observed October 31, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information call the Vicksburg Police Department or the Warren County Sheriff's office.
CLINTON, Miss.—Disaster survivors in 13 additional Mississippi counties affected by Hurricane Isaac can now register online or by phone for federal disaster assistance.

Survivors who had losses in Adams, Amite, Clarke, Forrest, George, Hinds, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Stone, Walthall, Warren and Wilkinson counties are now eligible to register. Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River counties also are designated.

mdot-logo-webTo improve safety and mobility for the traveling public and to prepare for future anticipated needs, MDOT is proposing a project to reconstruct the approximate six miles of I-20, its interchanges, and most of the frontage roads in the Vicksburg area between the eastern side of the Washington Street/Warrenton Road Exit 1A Interchange and the eastern side of the US 61 North/SR 27 Exit 5 Interchange.

Due to issues with the City Hall Annex building, some city departments have been relocated.  The Internal Affairs department has been moved to the lower level of the Ellis Building at 1617 Walnut Street. The Housing Office has been moved to the first floor of the Inspection Building at 819 South Street. Engineering and CAD have been relocated to the Street Department at 1080 Army Navy Drive. More offices may be relocated over the next few weeks.
FEMA will have a strike team in Vicksburg at the Vicksburg Mall beginning Thursday, September 27,2012 through Friday, October 5, 2012. The team will be here to assist individuals that would like to apply for individual assistance with damages from Hurricane Isaac. The hours are from 12pm-6pm on September 27 and September 28 and from 9am-6pm on September 29 and then from 9am-6pm October 1-5. They will be closed on Sunday.


warningThe outdoor burn ban issued for City residents back during the summer has been lifted.

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