Friday, March 30, 2018

Meeting Agenda - April 3





Beth Edwards- Library
Tonya McWhirter- invitation to DARE
Demery Grubbs- financial plans
Authorize a request for extension on bridge loan
Long term debt plan

Mike Forster- Airport
Property acquisitions for airport
Authority to proceed with loan from MDA to cover purchase interim to our reimbursement from FAA AIP grant

Pay invoices to Baker Ready Mix Construction for $52,886.36

Capital and Recovery Projects and Safe Room handout on Tuesday

Authorize payment of Docket of Claims # 23869-24059 for $109,369.87-enclosed

EPA Brownfield project: Payment to PPM for $6,612.50

CDBG & ARC 2018-2019 projects
Accept recommendation of selection committee to accept administration proposal from Sample, Hicks and Associates 

Accept recommendation of selection committee to accept engineering proposal from Calvert-Spradling Engineers Inc.

Authorize publication of public hearing for April 20 at 10:00 a.m. on CDBG Public Facilities projects

Give notice for Term Bids for Supplies for the 2018-2019 budget year

Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement- authorize the city’s participation in the MS Task Force

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mayor Issues Proclamation on Deployment of the 155th

Please read the official proclamation below

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mayor Talks Trash

In an effort to combat an ever growing litter and trash problem within the community and in conjunction with the "Great American Cleanup " Project, Mayor Will Hill has issued a proclamation making March 6th through April 3rd as the "Community Wide Cleanup Month in Louisville. Mayor Hill's comments follow:

"Everywhere you look there is litter and ugliness, and it is not isolated to one street, one neighborhood, or one ward. A simple walk down Main Street is a burden of feeling compelled to pickup litter every few steps. We have many great things happening in the community and many more projects are unfolding over the months ahead, yet we cannot allow the big things over shadow the small things that ruin our chances to have the community we all desire. Littered streets, intersections, and walkways become a magnet for more litter and we must all pull together to do our part. Teamwork makes the dream work, if everyone does a little we can achieve so much but if only a few try to do a lot it will not be as successful. I plead with everyone, every neighborhood, every church, and every club to determine how you may help cleanup Louisville."

"The City of Louisville routinely tries to provide trash detail for community service through the Louisville Police Department. Unfortunately, we have had limited participation in recent months and the task at hand is beyond achievable by a select few individuals in a few days. I have been approached about the Louisville Police Department's role in littering and the reality is the Police cannot be everywhere at every moment. I am instructing the Police Department to be more aggressive as littering is against the law." 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Schedule for the City of Louisville

Christmas Garbage Collection Schedule: City of Louisville garbage collection normally picked up on Monday, December 25, will be picked up on Wednesday, December 27.

Landfill Schedule: The landfill will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017 for Christmas and closed Monday, January 1, 2018.

City Hall will be closed Monday, December 25, and Tuesday, December 26. Will re-open Wednesday, December 27, with regular business hours. Will also be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 New Years Day and open Tuesday, January 2, with regular business hours.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

City Proclamation for LMSD Family Center

Pictured with Mayor Hill are Barbara Eichelberger & Ada Woodward of the LMSD Family Center

Proclamation of Safety and Reading Fair Month in the  Louisville Municipal School District's Family Center

Whereas, the Louisville Municipal School District Family Center located at 177 North Columbus Avenue is designed to assist parents, participants, and teachers in helping students achieve success through services and programs offered, and;

Whereas, October is “Safety and Reading Fair Month” at the LMSD Family Center, and;

Whereas, the LMSD Family Center will host a variety of programs throughout the month of October to emphasize safety, drug awareness, and the importance of reading, and;

Whereas, we the City of Louisville hereby Proclaim October as Safety and Reading Fair Month of the Louisville Municipal School District Family Center and call upon all citizens, children, parents, and schools to work together to achieve success, and;

Where is, let it be resolved The Honorable Will Hill, Mayor of the City of Louisville, declares October as Safety and Reading Fair Month in the City of Louisville in cooperation with the Louisville Municipal School District Family Center.

Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the City of Louisville, Mississippi to be a fixed this 2nd day of October, 2017.

ATTEST: Babs W Fulton, City Clerk
William A. ''Will” Hill, Mayor

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.