Monday, July 11, 2022

Credell Wipes Out Creek Repair as Yards Wash Out

Carolwood residents must continue to see flooding washout their yards after the Clan of Calhoun revoked funding for the repair of White Oak Creek last week. 

Hinds County Supervisors Robert Graham and David L. Archie slammed Supervisor Credell Calhoun, Vern Gavin, and Bobcat McGowan at a press conference on Carolwood Drive Thursday.  Mr. Graham said the Supervisors voted earlier to spend $2 million in ARPA funds to fix White Oak Creek.  The creek floods on a regular basis and has already eroded more than ten feet from resident's yards.  

However, the Calhoun Clan rescinded the appropriation on July 5.  Mr. Graham accused the Clan of using the funds to "repair a vacant building."  "This is sad, and it's a shame," said the District 1 Supervisor.  

Jackson City Council President Ashby Foote chimed in with the two Supervisors in criticizing the revocation.  He said the flooding has worsened and the residents desperately need relief.  He thanked State Representative Shonda Yates for placing $2 million in the state bond bill to fix the creek.  Mr. Foote said it will take $4 million to fix White Oak Creek.  

Flooding victim Jojo Adams (No relation to Jojo Starbuck) said flooding was washed twelve feet away from his yard.  (6:00).  "We need help and we need it now.  I know the county has the money.  We really need your help" said Mr. Adams as he begged them to reconsider.  

"The residents of Northeast Jackson need our help," said Mr. Archie. He blasted his colleagues, calling Supervisors Gavin and McGowan  "two dummies that doesn't  understand much of anything" before he said a little inconvenient fact often ignored in the downtown halls of government, "The people that live in Northeast Jackson have to pay the highest taxes in the state of Mississippi.  We need the citizens of Northeast Jackson and North Jackson to continue to live here and continue to be here."

Mr. Archie wasn't through: "When we made the commitment to the state that we would give the $2 million of American Rescue money to this project, and when we left the table and the deal was done, there was a handshake.  Credell Calhoun appears to have backed out of the handshake."

Representative Yates said the decision was very unfortunate. She said there are areas that need immediate attention.   


Anonymous said...

That money was needed for midnight baseball at Grove Park, right?

County Cletus said...

When is enough enough ? Cancel funds for the soul purpose of stealing it. Bobcat need anew weedeater hush money?

Anonymous said...

There are residents on Kristen Drive who are also losing their back yards due to Purple Creek erosion, 3-6 feet, where the creek runs between Kristen Drive and Ferncreek Drive.

Anonymous said...

They made a fatal error in showing that one of the affected residents is Caucasian.

Anonymous said...

Attention all folks in Hinds County!! This message applies to both unincorporated areas and incorporated areas. This message applies to all voters, residents, and elected officials. Please listen closely.

Focus ONLY on water, sewer, drainage, streets, garbage pickup, crime, and schools. Nothing else matters. Nothing else will ever matter until those things at least reach an acceptable minimum standard.

Anonymous said...

That money is needed for multiple fact-finding trips to Paris, right? Those Parisian hookers are expensive.

Krusatyr said...

I know this is a desperate solution, but can property owners form a civic organization among themselves to purchase at discount and place rip-rap stones, a wheel barrel at a time, along the creek bank in dry weather, securing it in place with bags of sand and cement? Maybe a retired civil engineer can provide guidance for a reduced fee. Negotiate with County for a sales tax rebate?

Anonymous said...

To the residents of NE Jackson-

Get out NOW while you can!

Anonymous said...

Kenny Wayne Jones stopped the vote because he controls Calhoun, Gavin and Bobcat. He didn't see were he could get a kickback to support his habit. Remember Jones is the one went to Auditor on People in the county after he didn't get his.

One call dats all said...

Sounds like the residents are being discriminated against based on their race. Perhaps a lawsuit is in order

Anonymous said...

So much private property. So little legal authority to spend public funds there. Perhaps some decisions are less political than legal.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of black folk along White Oak Creek. Not a race issue

Anonymous said...

JoJo Adams is not one to be messed with. He is going to open up a can of Sardis whoop ass on someone.

Anonymous said...

We are down to Kenny Stokes, David Archie and Robert Graham being the voice of reason in these parts. Shocking how quickly this board has deteriorated to this point. Bobcat seemed sensible last term. If Archie could flip Bobcat, whoa Nellie, imagine the fun.

Krusatyr said...

I intended to say County to rebate property (not sales) taxes for affected owners along creek.

Anonymous said...

These rich old money whites can easily come up with that money.

Kingfish said...

Drainage is a proper government function, even from a Libertarian point of view.

mmorris1908 said...

so, ya'll don't see david archie in these pictures supporting this funding? don't let the loudest person in the room fool you... they not always the brightest.

Anonymous said...

Krusatyr, Your plan, which is fraught with plenty of obstacles, omits the one major part of what would be required - and that is a comprehensive repair of the drainage structure. Doing it piecemeal with some property owners doing it on their part of the drainage structure without all being done would be a waste of time, resources and 'rip rap'.

Much more is required than just shoring up the banks that are eroding which is the result of the problem and not the problem itself.

Anonymous said...

"Mr. Archie wasn't through: "When we made the commitment to the state that we would give the $2 million of American Rescue money to this project, and when we left the table and the deal was done, there was a handshake. Credell Calhoun appears to have backed out of the handshake.""

It appears there is an epidemic of this type of behavior. The lack of integrity runs rampant from the smallest political office, extending to the highest political office in the land.

It is believed by many nations, some that were once close allies of America, that Washington is no longer agreement capable. It appears that is also the case with Hines county, Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Tell 'em about it, JO-JO

Mrs. Eastover said...

1). Jojo is a nice young man.

2). Can't believe I agree with Archie...

3). Stokes for Mayor...

4). I probably should just buy a pineapple T-shirt and movie to Reunion.

Anonymous said...

I say racism… credell that low life racists tells whites to stuff it and allows there yards to erode while they’re area pays the damn taxes. Fu@! Credell I hope he ends up behind bars

PrayForJackson said...

JoJo For Mayor !!

Krusatyr said...

Personally, I could not stand by and watch my yard wash down stream to the Pearl. Of course there is a multi million dollar underlying problem, hence the group, if willing to act together, might find a retired CE to help orient temporary protection.

I have single handedly landscaped to prevent erosion, with stones, backfill and small trees. Forty five years later, my two weeks of wheel barrow terracing protected my former home from a hundred year flood.

Anonymous said...

Waterfront property

Anonymous said...

NE Jxn is embarrassing itself being hostage and/or ever beholding to these low-intellect warm bodies. Surely they must be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

Y'all complain about not enough water, and now you complain about too much water. Before long you will want passable streets and no car-jackings. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Back off with all the negative vibes, man. That's some clean water by Jackson standards.

Anonymous said...

Who ever runs against Credell Calhoun please come see me, we have a donation for you at our law firm.
Sources close to Calhoun says, he wants his nephew John D. Calhoun to get the contract, that's why he voted against it.
Verne Gavin wants to give Hope Credit Union 5 million to get 50K for his campaign.
Bobcat wants money to take his wife to the boat, since they not getting Ivan Johnson check any more. Bobcat is Bigger embrassment then Stokes & Archie together.

Anonymous said...

Growing up in Northeast Jackson in the late 60's to mid 70's, White Oak Creek between the dead end of Briarfield Drive and Old Canton was our own summer camp. We lived to find something to do in that creek. Fishing, whacking water moccasins, border war with the Leber boys on the other side of the creek, we were there just about every day. My dear late friend Richie E. found a massive prehistoric shark tooth and a cannon ball in that creek. Had some deep holes and some really nice gravel bars.

But that was a time before everything got built up upstream. What was once woods and pastures is now parking lots and buildings. Recent attempts to mitigate downstream flooding by using retention ponds in developments probably hasn't worked as well as planned. The old creek would "get up" but not very often.

Anonymous said...

It’s like a minstrel show about government corruption.

Anonymous said...

"Drainage is a proper government function". Couldn't have said that better myself. The job of Government is to drain the voters.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe Credell is still around. And, harder still that anyone would take his "word" ,much less a handshake, seriously.
That said, after the flood of 1979, it was quite clear that White Oak creek and others needed maintenance that had been ignored for decades.
It was also clear that the city had been negligent for decades in building/development codes and had allowed such to take place in ways that were " pennywise" but "pound foolish". Jackson developers and builders profited mightily from sub-par work and got away with highway robbery on their leases which made it harder for new businesses to get established. Not only do they have to " finish out" the interior, they have to fork over a percentage of sales/profits to the building owner. The lease payment just isn't enough though was, last I looked exorbitant.
And, of course, no building owner is required to maintain their building as we see with those abandoned.
Capitalism was never intended to be a license to steal. It has always required a " level playing field" established by government to enhance competition, not squelch it!

Anonymous said...

9:12 AM said
Capitalism was never intended to be a license to steal. It has always required a " level playing field" established by government to enhance competition, not squelch it!

Absolute drivel. You are delusional. None of what you said is in the US Constitution or Bill of Rights. Nor is it in the Constitution of the Great State kf Mississippi.

The problem is ignorance and complacency. People in Mississippi are willfully ignorant. And as long as I obey the law, no government agency has the authority to stop me or my progeny, from exploiting the ignorant moronic dregs who inhabit this city and state.

If you don’t like it then turn the TV off and read a book. Educate yourselves. Become less exploitable.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me it would be cheaper to purchase the few homes that are subject to flooding and tearing them down rather than spend $4MM to repair the creek.

Anonymous said...

9:52 am You are right, economics isn't specifically addressed in The Constitution. We didn't even have a national monetary system when the Constitution was written.

There is a difference between an economic system and a system of government. Our Founders actually knew that.

Capitalism is defined over hundreds of years in economic books. The role of government such that it enhances and protects capitalism so that it works as intended has been described in economic books and papers for centuries now.

Our Founders were well educated , some self-educated because they read non-fiction books written by the best scholars of their age and past ages. They knew it was important to understand WHY and HOW systems work well or fail.

This insane new literal interpretation of The Constitution they wrote would stun them. There was great effort to make sure it was broad enough and general enough in language to allow for historical changes that would surely come.

I know this because I descend from a Founder. They wrote letters and kept diaries and their meetings were transcribed in summaries.

It's fine not to have gained knowledge. It's very dangerous to not acknowledge what you don't know and haven't bothered to learn.

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