Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Semi- Annual Fire Hydrant Maintenance Starting September 4, 2017

On September 4, 2017 the City of Louisville Fire Department will begin its semi-annual fire hydrant maintenance. Hydrant maintenance will be for the most part conducted between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday although there may be some occasions where personnel will be required to work later in the evening, and on Saturdays.

Please be mindful of our personnel when approaching the fire department vehicles on the side of the road. Residents in the City of Louisville may notice some temporary discoloration in the water. The discoloration of water is not harmful, and is the result of sediment that is always present in waterlines being “stirred up” during hydrant testing. As part of testing procedures, the Fire Department will flow each hydrant until the water is clear, however smaller water lines that lead to each house or business may still have cloudy water. If you notice discolored water it may be remedied by flowing water from your faucets, and a cycle through your washing machine until it is clear. 

Fire hydrant maintenance is important in order to ensure the City has properly working hydrants. The Fire Department generally performs this maintenance twice a year. The hydrants are inspected, flowed to check for adequate water flow, and cleaned around to ensure there is enough clearance for operation of the hydrant. 

A quality fire hydrant maintenance and inspections program is just one of the many components that the Mississippi State Rating Bureau evaluates when an audit of the city’s fire protection is completed. The City of Louisville currently has a fire rating of 7 with 1 being the highest, or best, and 10 being the lowest, or least desirable. Simply stated conducting these hydrant inspections, and maintenance assists in keeping property insurance low, and could possibly help in lowering insurance cost at the same time. Also fire hydrant flushing helps to insure that your firefighters are knowledgeable about the general water volumes available for firefighting operations and whether operations and whether there are any major flow changes since last year’s test. 

Hydrant maintenance is critical to fire suppression and the protection of life and property. If you have any questions regarding hydrant maintenance, and inspections feel free to contact The City of Louisville Fire Department at 662-773-9402.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Meeting Agenda-Aug 15


TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017  



    1. Acknowledge the three Police Academy graduates: Glenda Sherrod, Dylan Alford, Steffan McCall  
    2. Library Update by Beth Edwards
    3. Hearing on Unclean Property- 25 South Jones Ave., owned by Johnny McNeal, 151283403 0100600
    4. PW104-6  Traffic Signals: Bids  
    5. Authorize the Mayor to sign the contract for professional GIS services with Golden Triangle Planning and Development
    6. Request for Robert Hutto to attend Fire Training Chiefs Conference on October 25-26 in Biloxi, registration $135, travel allowance, meals, lodging
    7. Request for Kayla Rogers to attend the Court Clerks Fall Conference on September 6-8, in Tunica- advance travel allowance will be reimbursed
    8. MML Small Town Conference in Oxford on October 25-26
    9. Notice of 2 Economic Development Board three year appointments which end 9-30-17: Wilson Webb is a joint city and county appointee and John Coleman is a city appointee


Thursday, August 3, 2017


Notice is hereby given that the City of Louisville, Mississippi is now taking applications for employment to fill the position of full-time E-911 Dispatcher with the Louisville/Winston County E-911 Service. Job description and requirements are available upon request at the City Clerk’s Office. Applications may be filed at City Hall, 200 South Church Avenue, no later than eleven o’clock (11:00) A. M. on Friday, August 25, 2017.

So ordered by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, this the 1st day of August, 2017.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Louisville Receives Municipal Excellence Award

The City of Louisville was recently honored with the 2017 Mississippi Municipal Excellence Award for Planning and Economic Development for communities under 10,000 population. The award is given to the community that combined the best efforts in making plans aimed at growth, stability and improved quality of life. Louisville won the award based on its role in attracting Winston Plywood and Veneer and maintaining the project after the destruction of the EF-4 Tornado in April 2014. The Winston Plywood and Veneer Project is a success story of a public/private partnership that lead to the first plywood plant built in North America in over 25 years.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Meeting to Discuss Downtown Parking and More

July 19, 2017
Business Owners, Property Owners and Store Managers:
Our downtown area has become extremely busy which we are very thankful for.  However, with growth comes issues.   We are planning a meeting to address the issues and come up with answers that will hopefully be satisfactory to all.
Each of you make your living by your customers.  Giving that customer base a great downtown experience can only increase everyone’s bottom line.
Therefore, we will have a meeting   on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.  
The topics of discussions will be
  • Down Town Parking
  • Public and Private Parking  (Alley ways behind businesses)
  • Streetscapes
  • Signal Lights
  • Signage
Please make every effort to attend this meeting so that we can make our Downtown area even better than it already is.
Please RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce 662-773-3921 no later than Friday, August 4 by 4:00 p.m.
We are making every effort to let everyone in the 4 block area know, however, someone could get inadvertently missed so please be sure that your neighbor is informed about the meeting so that everyone will be present and have a voice.  If you are not the property owner please be sure that the property owner is informed of the meeting.
Mayor Will Hill

Linda Skelton, Chamber of Commerce Director

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Notice For Surplus Cars For Sale


The City of Louisville, will accept sealed bids for the sale of certain property that has been declared surplus and is no longer needed for municipal or related purposes and is described as follows:

CAR 1 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA 1-003567 VIN 2G1WF52K959362046
CAR 2 2008 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1-004377 VIN 2FAFP71V18X142708
CAR 3 2008 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1-004378 VIN 2FAFP71V38X142709

These vehicles can be seen behind City Hall at 200 South Church Street.  Sealed bids will be accepted at the City Hall until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked as “Bid for Car 1 2005 Chevrolet Impala” or “Bid for Car 2 2008 Ford Crown Victoria” or “Bid for Car 3 2008 Ford Crown Victoria.” The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids.  So ordered by the Board of Aldermen, this the 18th day of July 2017.
BABS W. FULTON, City Clerk
PUBLISH: July 26 and August 2, 2017.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

City of Louisville Uncovers an Important Point in History

The City of Louisville was originally surveyed in 1832-1833. The only original survey point was marked at that time by a pair of rock at a point that is now located under Spring Avenue near the intersection with Mill Street. In 1904, these stones were unearthed and a metal wagon spindle was installed and encased partially in concrete to mark the location. Prior to Tuesday, the last time this survey point was uncovered was in the Spring of 1917.

Marking the centennial of that event and upcoming street repairs made this an optimal time to uncover and recognize this critical location in Louisville's history.  It is the intent of the City to place a small manhole over the existing marker for future access and to place a historical plaque on Main Street near the intersection with Spring Avenue. Plans are still in progress, but there is expectations of some grant funds that can be matched by citizen's donation.

The previous video documents the event. Courtesy of WinstonWebNews.