Monday, October 5, 2015

West Rankin fires back at Jackson

The West Rankin Utility Authority asked a Hinds County Court to throw out Jackson's notice of appeal.  Jackson filed a notice that it intended to sue the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and West Rankin after DEQ awarded a permit to construct a wastewater treatment facility to West Rankin last month.

West Rankin argues that there is nothing yet to appeal as the findings of fact and conclusions of law have "not yet been recorded."  Jackson conceded that point in its notice but stated that it was filing the notice out of caution.  However, West Rankin urges the court to dismiss Jackson as "there is nothing yet for the chancery court to review." 

West Rankin also claims the suit was filed in the wrong court and should be heard in Rankin County. 

Earlier post with notice of appeal.


Anonymous said...

Not sure it gets much funnier than the Capital City's desperation to stay remotely relevant by demanding it remain in charge of handling the area's crap.

Anonymous said...

Not sure it gets much funnier than an anonymous poster's desperation to stay remotely relevant by trolling Jackson. Jackson is the state capital. It doesn't need Rankin's sewage to be relevant. All Rankin County is trying to do is get out of doing its part to help pay the EPA consent decree, a bill Rankin was all too glad to rack up before the EPA stepped in.

Anonymous said...

"a bill Rankin was all too glad to rack up before the EPA stepped in. "

Refresh my memory - exactly which legislators from Rankin County had a vote in how the sewage plant was managed?

We'll wait

Anonymous said...

3:41 If Jackson does not need Rankin's sewage then why is it suing to keep it? Are you saying Rankin had some say in the EPA consent decree or was Rankin just invited to pay?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I would assume that Jackson built maintenance costs into the per gallon rate that was charged to users (i.e. Rankin). If that is the case, why would Rankin be responsible for deferred maintenance? If you pay rent on a home and the roof leaks, it's the landlords responsibility to pay the repairs, not the renter. I'm sure Jackson didn't cut Rankin any deals when it came to I&I costs. In short, if Jackson deferred maintenance, and spent the money elsewhere, that's not Rankin's problem. I sure wouldn't pay a bill that I had previously paid!

Anonymous said...

Jackson collected $5 million yearly in sewer fees from Rankin County. Answers to hard questions on Jackson's money management of Rankin County sewer money, was met with half a$$ explanations that Jackson Leaders use to satisfy the majority of their "under-served", under-educated hopelessly lost in poverty and dispare (these are THEIR their words, nobody elses) residents. They may be able to get away with it in Jackson, but not in Rankin County. Instead of frivolous lawsuits, they need to continue to funnel their own crap and use the now "temporary" money they're receiving from Rankin County to hire somebody for another committee or study.

Anonymous said...

Not sure it gets much funnier than an anonymous poster's desperation at 3:41 PM to trot out the already thoroughly disabused "state capital" card.

exjxnres said...

Jackson's money management is evident in existing conditions of the city....Like no street repair, no water system maintenance, no sewer system control, no crime management (even though the police department claims lower crime rate) (joke). Jackson is too far gone to come back without major changes in management, which will not take place in my lifetime.....
Most of the tax base left years ago, and Stokes is running the rest away....!

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