Thursday, June 7, 2018

Here We Go Again

A vehicle flipped over Tuesday night after it struck a pile of gravel on Lynch Street.  No one was killed.  However, there were no barricades placed around the gravel that night. WLBT reported:


There was a leaking water line at that site on Lynch Street. A public works crew worked on the line but darkness fell when the gravel was dumped into the hole. The crew returned yesterday to complete the repairs.

Kingfish note: Marcus Wallace, the owner of M.A.C. Construction, posted these pictures and message on Instagram:



Anonymous said...

Dumba$$ people leading dumba$$ people.

How can you tolerate this crap?

Anonymous said...

Why would one pile the gravel in the roadway...with or without a barricade? Was a sinkhole anticipated and it would self-fill with no further human effort? Perhaps the delivery was for the 3 month old gargantuan sinkhole at Lelia and Ridgewood,the obvious site of the next disaster.I look forward to hearing the reasoning that resulted in this gravel pile sans barricade debacle. I'm sure the rationale to be provided will be entertaining in a sick,sad and disgusting kind of way.Let's give all of our tax dollars to Florida Trial Lawyer John Morgan after deaths and injuries occur. At least he may circulate some back into our private economy via WAPT and WLBT. What a f'ing concept!

Anonymous said...

John Morgan won't touch this as a case. In worst case, limits of damages would be capped at $500k, if the city was found to be negligent. Not nearly as bad as the recent case in Brookhaven where city/county removed a bridge and left the road cut overnight, without any barricades.

At least, a head high pile of gravel could be seen - much better than a four foot deep ditch across the full width of the road. Stupidity is not limited to Jackson/Hinds County - public works employees everywhere seem to lack some degree of common sense.

Anonymous said...

Miller sure has DPW operating like a well-oiled machine! Absolutely wonderful that competency has returned to City Hall.

Anonymous said...

West Street will be the next big sinkhole. Behind Millsaps near Canopy.

Anonymous said...

I may be corrected, but I believe Mississippi government liability is limited to $500,000 OR the limits of insurance, whichever is greater. Now whether the City of Jackson carries any liability insurance is the question to ask. And whether they will be insurable in the future the way things are going.

Anonymous said...

5:47, I assume you blame one of the Transportation Commissioners every time there is a MDOT crew on the highway that blocks traffic. Or Bill Gates every time your Microsoft account fails.

Miller inherited a crew of public employee workers that are in charge of repairing water lines; and another few employees that drive dump trucks. I guess you think Miller should be riding shotgun on all those city trucks, and personally inspecting at the end of the day every worksite where those employees have repaired a waterline; or a sewer line; of cleaned out a drainage ditch; or filled a pothole. All the while trying to clean up a mangled billing system at the water/sewer department.

Just like whenever there is a prison stabbing its the MDOC Commissioner's fault for not having the prison guards running efficiently and perfectly. How many folks do you manage on the fry line at McD's? Can you make sure none of them spit on my food before you put it on the hot tray?

Anonymous said...

Leaving a pile of dirt on the street without a barricade is poor workmanship. But the idiotic prize of the week goes ---- again ---- to Marcus!

First, he calls this a pothole, and rants about the city not being able to fix potholes that he could, if only we would pay him, not require insurance, certainly not require a performance bond, and don't ask him about any licenses or insurance. Then, he 'offers' to sell the city his pothole machine so that they can fix this kind of pothole! Man doesn't understand the difference between a pothole and a waterline repair job, but claims that Mayor and Miller don't hire him because of his politics? Hell, no telling what he might use that wonderful machine for if just given a chance.

But -- sell the city his machine? The one he can't use because he can't get work given to him by the city? The machine he bought thinking he would continue to be handed no bid contracts like he got the past several years for doing nothing? Big question here is, how many liens are on this machine he wants to sell to the city? I'm sure Hemphill is in line, probably with a few banks and several suppliers and owners, to pick up anything that has more value than debt.

Thanks Marcus. Haven't had a good laugh for a few days, you just added some entertainment to the evening.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to claim Jackson a Disaster Area and get FEMA money?

Anonymous said...

But 8:37 his secretary says he's certified !

That should be good enough for you !:)

Anonymous said...

I would have wished that the people in charge of hiring would give some thought before hiring anyone who would not know that when you put a load of gravel in the middle of the street that you should put out some kind of warning.

Anonymous said...

Miller is akin to McGrath, NOT Mississippi Transportation Commissioners. Jackson is not so large that Miller can't get off his butt and out into the field to do some management by driving around. Of course, if Miller can entice some TV Newsers to follow him around then BabyChok will gladly come along for the optics, er, ride.

Anonymous said...

This is demonstrative of a complete lack of ownership/pride, and a severe lack of oversight by city officials. It's especially astonishing in light of a similar lack of oversight that literally resulted in death recently. How many people must die or be injured (let alone have their property damaged) before city leaders are held accountable? It's one thing for the mayor to say "we accept accountability," but another entirely for the same to enact real consequences. Too much talk, not enough action.

Anonymous said...

Many city employees:

- Don't want to work
- Just want the pay and benefits
- Have attitudes
- Wouldn't know customer service if it bit them
- Feel they are entitled to their job
- Have no ownership and pride in Jackson

Anonymous said...


*Most.... not "Many".

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