The 1% Sales Tax Commission did not meet Wednesday. The commission is scheduled to meet the first Wednesday of every month. However, Mayor Tony Yarber cancelled the meeting two weeks ago.
Acting Chief Administrative Officer Marshand Crisler informed the commissioners that all requests for information from the Public Works department must be submitted to him instead of directly to the department. The memo sent to the commissioners is posted below.
|Mike McCollum, Mayor Yarber, Mayor McGee, Gerriot Smash|
The Mayor and Ridgeland Mayor announced a new County Line Road project at a joint press conference held on County Line Road at 11:00 AM last Wednesday. Mayor Gene McGee issued this statement:
The City of Ridgeland and the City of Jackson announced the East County Line Road Resurfacing Project at a public event in Ridgeland on April 5. County Line Road lies at the border of the City of Ridgeland and Madison County and the City of Jackson. The roadway will be resurfaced from I-55 to Pear Orchard Road.
By Interlocal Agreement with the City of Jackson, the City of Ridgeland will manage the project, conforming to Ridgeland’s design and construction standards. Jackson and Ridgeland will share the cost of the project 50/50, with the Madison County Board of Supervisors pledging $675,000 for Ridgeland’s portion of the project. The City of Jackson has secured the other $675,000 for the project through the Infrastructure 1 Percent Sales Tax Program. The project is valued at $1.35 million.
Mayor Gene McGee said, “County Line Road is very important to the City of Ridgeland, and I am excited that Ridgeland with the help of Madison County and the City of Jackson are moving forward with this project. This is a perfect example of cities and counties working together to improve our transportation system.”
Officials from both cities and from Madison County were in attendance at the project announcement event held in Ridgeland at North Regency Square Shopping Center, 900 E. County Line Road.
Resurfacing of County Line Road from I-55 to Pear Orchard Road will begin in April, and it will be performed by City of Ridgeland term bid contractors. Project work is expected to be completed in two months.