Friday, April 7, 2017

Sales Tax Commission meeting cancelled, East County Line Road to be resurfaced.

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.


Anonymous said...

Who actually looks like a mayor of the capital city in this picture and who doesn't? Come on Yarbor, put on a suit and tie! Guess you don't know the saying: "Dress for success"

Anonymous said...

What type of advertisement is covered by the Jackson mayor's coat?

Anonymous said...

Humbly beseech? Seriously?

Plain ol' Catfish said...

Yarber is playing out the clock. Doesn't need any more public spats with the commission between now and primary election day.

Anonymous said...

Basically "Don't present any ideas without the mayor's pre approval" This is an obvious attempt to weaken the committee, since the mayor didn't hand pick them.

Anonymous said...

9:49, when you are addressing the "august" Commission, it requires the "humble beseeching". One cannot make such a request of august individuals without being humble. And just asking, demanding, telling, requiring, suggesting - doesn't make the grade.

I am sure the "august" Commissioners will defer with reverence and esteem while acquiescing to this entreaty.

PittPanther said...

Was this project approved by the 1% commission?

Anonymous said...

Regarding Mayor Yarber's attire, I saw another photo where he was in a pink t-shirt along with others in front of Thalia Mara, as they were turning the fountain pink to promote an upcoming breast cancer run. Maybe these were taken the same day.
Though he could take a few notes from Mayor McGee and his leadership style.

Anonymous said...

Madison County sups are paying for Ridgeland's share. Would be interesting to see if Hinds County BOS (District 1, Robert Graham, candidate for Mayor) offered to pay part or all of the half being paid for by City. With a little bit of sleuthing might learn that Yarber rejected Hinds County dollars to insure that Graham wasn't in the picture (properly dressed, of course.)

Anonymous said...

Commission meeting was cancelled? Is this some more of the commission trying to slow down progress to hurt the Mayor's agenda? A month before the election and they don't want to meet? Time to get rid of this bunch of appointed lackeys.

Anonymous said...

6:35 PM, don't let anybody tell you otherwise about your great reading comprehension skills.

Anonymous said...

Yarber canceled the meeting not the commission..

Swing Low Sweet Gerriot said...

Who in hell is Gerriot Smash and what are those battery cables just to his left?

Anonymous said...

Smash is Yarber's "interim" public works director. Appointed after the highly paid incompetent Powell left to join in raping of the Atlanta Public Works Department.

Maybe the battery cables are there for a planned encounter by the Mayor after this ceremony? I hear that stripper poles work more interestingly when electrified.

Anonymous said...

I suspect Yarber found out he does not control the money supposedly accumulated by the 1% scheme. Magee and Madison County will pay for the entire project and Jackson will provide an extra blue-and-white to patrol the parking lot at Academy. That sounds like a reasonable compromise.

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