Friday, November 19, 2021

Mo' Money! Mo' Money! Mo' Money!

 Get ready to spend more money if you live in Jackson.  WLBT reported: 

 The Jackson City Council is slated to consider possible rate hikes for water, sewer, and sanitation services next week.

The proposal would increase water and sewer fees by 20 percent, while sanitation rates could go from $20.80 a month to either $35 or $45 a month, city officials say.

The increases are needed, in part, to address rising sanitation costs and to help finance sewer repairs mandated under the city’s sewer consent decree, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said....

For a once-a-week pickup service, the rate would increase to $35. For twice-a-week service, it would go up to $45 a month.

“If your average water bill is currently $54, it’s going to go up to $64. And if your sanitation - everybody’s is $20.80 - it’s going to up to $35. So $64 plus $35 is $99. That’s what a family of four (would pay),” Martin said after the meeting. “If you’re not a family of four, your’s is going to be less.”... Article

Funny how all these hikes weren't mentioned before the election.   


Anonymous said...

What are the rates of non-payment, again? Seems like some simple enforcement of those could close the revenue gap that this hike is meant to pay for.

Ben, Dover, and Squeel LLC said...

This is for the privilege of living in Jackistan. If it's Belhaven or The Fondren, that's a win/win (lose/lose?). As an added bonus you have a boy mayor.

Anonymous said...

That's all well and good (I guess), but then there's the issue of actually collecting the payments for residents. And we all know what kind of shit show that is currently. Good luck with all of that......

Anonymous said...

Lol, the folks not paying will continue to not pay and those who do will continue to do. I helped fund Jacksons water budget for years in Lake Dockery while many never got a bill. As long as there are passive idiots like myself then nothing will change.

Anonymous said...

You'll be seeing $120+ for water/sewer/garbage.

Anonymous said...

In Madison the County,there is no sanitation fee for once a week pick up and my water/sewer runs $17.84 a month.

Anonymous said...

Shit costs money….get over it.

Also….about 1 billion dollars headed to Jackson via Joe’s infrastructure bill.

New water and sewer and much more.

If we can keep Nancy New and company from stealing it. Damn republican thrives

Unknown said...

10:11 hit the nail on the head. The people who pay will make up the shortfall from the people who don't. Unsustainable.

Anonymous said...

10:24 : that's nice

Anonymous said...

It's called a "death spiral". As the tax base decreases costs will rise on those who remain. As more leave because of high costs, costs on those who remain will increase. At some point there are not enough tax payers to finance city services at all. Very simple. Enjoy the ride.

Anonymous said...

10:24 - You are paying for your garbage. That is not free no matter how you slice it.

Anonymous said...

Bear Creek user here in Madison. Costs me $20/month for 2 adults, 6 and 2 yr old. Can’t imagine paying more for Jackson water when it seems to be unusable half of the year.

Anonymous said...

No worries. Just cram all the non payers into that "tech" community Jackson developers will never build.

Anonymous said...

Make the white folks pay for it - That racial justice under the Lumumba administration in the Nation of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

It’s included in the county taxes, 3.85 mills acc to Madison County website.

Anonymous said...

10:24 thinks garbage gets magically picked up for free in Madison.

Anonymous said...

Do the folks who pay have some sort of cause of action against the city for the city’s failure to at least attempt to collect from all?

What about the well known policy that the city (for years) mostly refused to disconnect for non-payment. For purely political reasons.


Anonymous said...

((White) biz owner in Jxn)

Really very mixed about the water billing situation here.

Shortly after the system became obviously screwed up, where for years we always received a monthly bill of $20 +/-, all of a sudden we received a bill for $600.00+. We attempted to call the dept to talk with someone to no avail. Immediately thereafter no one would talk with you.. or even answer calls. We then stopped receiving a monthly bill altogether but still continued for many months to contact someone on the phone, but again, could never get anyone to talk to. THAT WAS YEARS AGO.


Although feeling obligated, it's hard to feel guilty to hearing about "those who don't pay their bill". Fuss at me or others all you want, but we haven't been able to pay a water bill even tho we wanted to! All for the unbelievable ineptness of the folks in that, and ALL departments in Jackson. SCREW EM. TOTAL IDIOTS!!

(Although I'm a (white) biz owner here, that's not of particular importance. I'm quite certain there are 100s...or 1000s? of all stripes who are also thought of wrongly through no fault of their own)

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel


Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS