Friday, September 25, 2015

Jackson will try to stop West Rankin wastewater plant in court

The city of Jackson will try to stop a DEQ decision to award a water pollution control permit to the West Rankin Utility Authority in Hinds County Chancery Court.  West Rankin sought the permit so it could build its own wastewater treatment plant.  West Rankin's currently sends its wastewater to the Savannah Street plant in Jackson.   Jackson argues there is no need for the proposed plant  and it will force Jackson to increase rates for the remaining customers. 




27 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! 9:30 AM and not a single anti-Jackson post yet?! Suburbanites must be late to work due to traffic on I-55. Nevertheless, this sort of redundancy is a problem for the entire state economy - whether local government, law enforcement and, yes, education. Everyone's tax-dollars are diluted and services are compromised.

Anonymous said...

So we're constantly told that without Jackson, the surrounding communities would be nothing and that they're always leeching off the city and blah blah blah. So here's a community that's trying to build a plant to become more self-sustaining, and Jackson cries foul.

The sad truth is that the tax base has largely fled Jackson, leaving the takers to shoulder the burden, so they're now upset that they can't milk NE Jackson like they did for years, going back to the 1970s.

Anonymous said...

Delay tactic. That is all. Jackustan will eventually lose this legal battle. Just watch.

Anonymous said...

Rankin better pull all the stunts they can while they have the governorship. I don't live in Jackson, but this is BS. Rankin should have to reimburse Jackson for the lost revenue. They will probably call this "economic development" and talk about all the jobs they are creating.

Anonymous said...

Agree, 10:00am. Delay tactic only. Jackson isn't going to be able to stop this.

Anonymous said...


Rankin County growth is not going to be held hostage to Jackson's management ineptitude.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great idea! Let Rankin Co. issue the debt, bill its residents and construct the largest, most sophisticated waste-water treatment plant in the state. Then Jackson can decommission their aging facility and sent its sh!t to the County. It floats both ways, my friends...

Anonymous said...

That approach @11:14 AM would actually save Jackson money. Therefore in his infinite wisdom Mayor Phony Yarber will work against it because he's a dyed-in-the-wool big government Democrat. His proposed huge property tax increase is more proof.

PittPanther said...

Likely, Rankin would claim "Oh we're not building a facility large enough to support Jackson..."

shoeless and toothless said...

11:14 AM

Brandon residents are already being charged a hefty override for their wastewater transport to Jackson. When we have our own treatment plant, we will still be paying an override. At least we won't have to support a bunch of Jackson knuckleheads.

Some Turds Float said...

The suburbs are already held hostage by Jackson's two-legged-shit. Why should we suffer the consequences of their liquid?

Meanwhile: 10:11 actually BELIEVES surrounding communities should reimburse Jackson for pulling away from it.

Anonymous said...

9:42, if you were really living in the Jackson Metropolitan Area, you'd know that Jackson-proper is, except for its small Downtown, nothing more than a sprawling collection of suburbs. Belhaven and Fondren are suburbs. The antebellum Boyd House (adjacent Downtown) is considered a notable historic example of a 'Suburban Farm'.

I'm sure that you're accustomed to cities like Baltimore (you seem to have first appeared as a paid defender of Chicken Ranch Anna's Flophouse Franchise). But Jackson is organized (or disorganized) more like Los Angeles than it is like Baltimore.

Brandon, Madison, and Clinton, should be referred to as 'Bedroom Communities', or 'Exurbs'. If you're going to continue in your glamorous career as a Paid Internet Troll, then you really should use the right words.

And you'd be surprised how few of us commute to Jackson for work, these days. Employers are getting out of Jackson as fast as they can. Even Jackson State and UMMC seem to be making tentative efforts toward that end.

Anonymous said...

Talk about Jackson throwing a temper tantrum. They should be happy. Rankin is using its own tax dollars to upgrade their sewage system, just like Jackson had the opportunity to do, when they received MILLIONS in fees each year from Rankin County. What the city did with that money was their business. Rankin never had a say in it. In fact, for the OB Curtis Plant, they couldn't or wouldn't hire anyone that didn't live in the City. You can't have it both ways. It's like being fired from a job. Clean out your desk, turn in your key and don't let the door hit you on the back side.

Anonymous said...

Sue away, Jackhole. But don't complain when the lawsuit becomes an open forum for disclosure of the serious environmental concerns created by your Savannah Street treatment plant. You want to litigate, Mayor? Are you ready to explain to your citizens what may be coming in the not-too-distant future related to discharge into the Pearl? Be careful, Tony. Don't start a fight you can't finish.

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand how Jackson is disadvantaged by Rankin County's construction of its own facility. Won't Jackson need all it's treatment plant's current capacity, and MORE, with the fabulous things happening on Farish Street, the Convention Center, The Meridien, The District at Eastover, The Medical Corridor and all the other unbelievable new developments underway? Amenity-rich apartment communities, such as the one poised to TRANSFORM Fab Fondren, will be needing enhanced wastewater services!

I hear that people are FLOCKING to Downtown lofts, now. And the chic residential conversions of historic buildings have Jacktown on the cusp of being a hip-&-THROBBING happening-spot, 24/7. With the drab old 'Nixon-era Modern' Smith Park set to be replaced by a zingy new 'Nixon-era Modern' Smith Park, Jackson will be heralded as a spot of beauty and wonderment. The inevitable scads of beauty-stricken tourists will be flushing those Smith Park convenience fixtures day and night. Demand for water treatment will be going up, up, UP!

And all this is BEFORE we consider the ramped-up wastewater needs of Whole Foods, or the thousands of busloads of restroom-bound pilgrims, desperate to get off the bus and into the thrilling new Civil Rights Museum.

Any minute now, Jackson's population is going to SURGE. The city's treatment plant may not have enough reserve capacity to accommodate the upcoming boom. Jackson should be THANKING Ranking County, for taking up some of the slack!

In Summary... said...

BOOM @ 11:48!

Anonymous said...

Well 9:42, seems like 11:48 delivered.

Anonymous said...

11:48- Excellent presentation! Your statements are factual, accurate (backed by Press Releases to the Media) and up-to-date.

Kingfish said...

Jackson should look at moving to a regional system. That means yes, the burbs get to sit at the table and have a say. The burbs are currently paying but are not playing. Jackson is foolish if it thinks that status quo can continue. It is no secret Madison wants to get off of Jackson's system and go to the Big Black River. West Rankin is going its own way unless a court says boo. The regional concept has been suggested before but successive administrations have had a Jackson first and only attitude. It may culminate into a Jackson last and only reality.

Anonymous said...

At one time city leaders wanted input on the Pearl River Water District. By their choice, Jackson's City leadership don't live in Rankin County, no less own lease hold property, yet they felt "entitled" to have a say in its day to day operations, which is way out of line. Rankin County never had a say in how Jackson was using the $5 million yearly it collected (from Rankin County) in fees. A Regional System that includes Rankin County is off the table, as West Rankin has decided what is in their best interests. Any Regional System is a waste, as all it will do is cause more "studies", waste valuable time and money and nothing gets accomplished. This has been proven time and again with any joint effort that Jackson has involvement in. They are perfectly capable of handling their own affairs as this has been repeatedly voiced in their campaign issues and voter choices. Let them do their own thing, just leave Madison and Rankin Counties to manage their own affairs. We've done well before and will continue, according to the wishes of our voters.

Anonymous said...

Jackustan can't seek regionalism after playing my-way-or-the-highway hardball for the past 25 years. The tide has turned, the population has left and the Jackson based state legislative delegation is powerless to stop the changing of the guard.

Anonymous said...

When the court battles are finally lost the legal costs will be completely on the shoulders of Mayor Phony Yarber.

Anonymous said...

It's sad. Over the years Jackson was given so many opportunities to conform to the rest of the area. There was once so much support from both poltical parties, but when change was met with attitudes of mistrust or "why would a Republican actually care about our children, health or living conditions," "he or she has to be trying to take away from us." What do you think would happen. When a group of people or business's who have the means and desire to help, hear that continually for 20 years, they tire of it and move on. The damage the city has done to outsiders and their attitudes towards outsiders has come full circle. It's now not a just a habit, but policy and it's killing our Capital City.

Colonel Buck said...

It's all about reparations, now, 6:04. The time for introspection and reflection is over. Jackson, as we knew it and Jackson as we knew it could become are now history and failed pipe dreams. Nothing is left but the chortling chorus from those left who will continue for awhile to beg legislative and suburban help, while denying that the wake is at hand. It's time for a 'Viking Funeral'. On the Pearl if you wish.

Bound By Geography said...

No danger of Madison converting to the Big Black unless we can train turds to float north 22 miles.

Anonymous said...

The Changing of the Guard only happens on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London. To suggest it moves to Jackustan is a gross insult to the Brigade of Guards,

Anonymous said...

There hadn't been a change in 20+ years. Just stagnant ideas of persons reliving the 50's and 60's over and over again. City Technology is old and replacements are met with half a$$ fixes that are not compatable with or able to connect to the outside world. Even the local radio stations now consider the 1980's to be Vintage. Time to "get with the program" and move on.

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