Mayor secures financing for major North State project
The Northside Sun has just learned that the Eudora Welty Library is expected to be shut down by the state fire marshals today at 5:00pm, that according to Jackson-Hinds Library Executive Director Patty Furr.
“Our contingency is to put the staff at other branches,” she said.
Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district
District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.
The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.
Plans to transform Parham Bridges Park into a world-class tennis center are finally coming to fruition.
Last week, the Jackson City Council approved a motion to tear down the old Precinct Four substation to make way for a new entrance to the Parham Bridges Tennis Center.
A major sludge-hauling project at the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant should be finished by deadline after all.
After telling the Jackson City Council recently that the project would likely continue into early 2018, a deputy city attorney recently told the Sun the project should wrap up by December 31.
Jackson continues to spend $100,000 a year to maintain Smith-Wills Stadium, even with a major deficit in its parks and recreation budget.
However, city officials have no plans to close or sell the facility, in part, due to the state law governing the facility.
Millsaps launches renovations
Members of the Millsaps College community recently celebrated the formal launch of renovations to the Christian Center, one of the most iconic buildings on campus.
Madison’s commercial developments are continuing to grow. In early September, the mayor and board of aldermen approved the final plat for the Grandview east commercial subdivision.
The sign ordinance is undergoing a restructuring in Madison County’s planning and zoning ordinance in order to address the numerous signs along Gluckstadt Road and throughout the Gluckstadt area.