Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Winter Tour is coming to Jackson

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following statement.

Mayor Tony T. Yarber to Hold Series of Townhall Meetings

Mayor Tony T. Yarber will hold a series of meetings, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road. The mayor will be joined by City department directors who will address the topics of the new water billing system, infrastructure, public safety and other issues. The following are the dates and locations of the meetings:

·Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Forest Hill High School Auditorium, 2607 Raymond Road

·Tuesday, March 1 at Callaway High School Auditorium, 601 Beasley Road

·Tuesday, March 15 at Provine High School, 2400 Robinson St.


Anonymous said...

The only way most neighborhoods will be able to get away from this so called water crisis is to have a deep well water system for each neighborhood. I know this sounds far fetched. There are areas in Jackson that cannot be repaired due to the soil conditions. Check with the MDEQ and you will see there is a large amount of Yazoo clay (400 feet deep in some locations) that will keep any amount of repair short lived. Thats why the State drilled their own well for the Capitol Complex and Baptist Hospital have their own. I may be incorrect but I believe UMMC has their own as well as the VA.

If each neighborhood had their own system it would eliminate the problems that are faced by Jackson

Anonymous said...

Gee, do we get to look forward to being referred to as "baby boy" by the Mayor, as the Thursday's Clarion Ledger reported he did the members of the Greater Jackson Chamber? The paper quoted him as saying, " If you live in Rankin County, baby boy, you are in Jackson". I'm sure all the members from Rankin County responded well to that. Nothing like having a hip hop mayor, homes.

Burke said...

Good to hear. I hope we skip the platitudes and get to the facts and specific plans.

If we don't hear the word "vibrant" we'll be ahead of the game. I don't know that Jackson has ever been exactly vibrant, but I'm not a good one to ask.

Anonymous said...

The Baptist Hospital drilled their own well because the city water wasn't something you could depend on. When people go to a hospital they expect to have running water. Jackson just couldn't provide it. Also the valves on the city line hadn't been operated in so long that they wouldn't work. Preventive maintenance isn't something the Jackson water dept. believed in. Hiring someone with some experience instead of who they were friends with could have changed that.

Anonymous said...

Water billing system???? Why are Jackson residents even paying for that slop that comes out of water pipes??? Did anyone see the report on Saturday night's news that had officials with the MS Department of Health admitting to the fact that Jackson water has lead in it. They have known this for approximately 6 months and just now reporting it. And, to make bad matters worse the two top officials with MDH couldn't tell the reporter why this issue had not been reported! SHEESCH!!! Is there no one in the City of Jackson (State or City officials) that takes any responsibility for anything that goes on there????? Shaking my head!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Its math.

Houses worth x justifies spending y on new system.

Jacksons housing stock and residents cannot afford a total replacement.

The State is going to have to devise a system and direct the city to implement a tax to pay for a bond issuance to begin to fix these issues.

This will not be painless....water bills will be 2 times what they are now in 5 years.

Anonymous said...

Dear Engineer at 1:59. Just where exactly is that water well for the Capitol Complex you have identified? Yes - Baptist, UMMC and several other big users have their own well. For several reasons, reliability being one. But also big users often time put in their own well for economic reasons. Check out any major employer and you will probably find a well and tower on their site.

But the neighborhood systems you are proposing will have to have better engineering than you can obviously provide. The same yazoo clay that the city has to contend with will be there for your neighborhood system as well. And - I realize you haven't really thought of this but a system for a neighborhood with well, pressure system, distribution system and whatever treatment is required is going to cost a pretty penny. Figure out those economics and come back and reenroll in your Civil Engineering classes.

Anonymous said...

Way back before the Forest Hill annexation, those areas which included large portions of present day South Jackson got their water from deep water wells. Does the city still operate those?

Anonymous said...

I guess Vance is going to tell us how crime is down in Jackson. Ha

Anonymous said...

Gosh 4:18! Wifey must not be giving you any! Aren't you a grouch? The guy was proposing something that might work, at least for the prominent area(s) left with higher than average income. Yes, there are still some people with money left in that old city.

Anonymous said...

No 6:24 - it won't work. You can't just 'drill a well' anywhere you want to. Requires a permit from DEQ and from City. Also, running the lines and operating the system requires getting a certified area from PSC who has already granted the area to the City of Jackson. Running the lines to the houses - even in those 'prominent areas' that you think don't care what the cost - requires getting ROW, again from the city. Unless, of course, you were to use the city lines but that is what you are trying to get away from.

No, has nothing to do with wifey. And not being a grouch. Just thinking that the idiotic responses without any thought going into them reminds me too much of Donald Trump: running your mouth with no real solutions but saying things that people want to hear. Difference is, Trump knows his mouth is spouting idiotic ideas but that the populace likes it. The idiot that wants to go around inside a municipality and put in competing utility systems obviously has never gotten out of JPS.

Anonymous said...

7:39 pm, You're right.
6:24 pm doesn't realize he doesn't have money , power and celebrity to get by with using " The Donald's" tactics .
If you are going to be a bully, you need a pulpit or else you are just an ass.

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