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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Big Jump in Sales Tax Revenue for Previous Month

Meeting Agenda- July 18


TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017  



    1. Unclean Property- set hearing for August 15 for 25 South Jones Ave., owned by Johnny McNeal, 151283403 0100600
    2. Per Sample & Associates for the RIF Grant and the Polo air conditioner project  (One order)
      1. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Request for Cash $88,362.35 from MDA
      2. Authorize payments to Calvert-Spradling Engineers for $1,800.00 from city funds which will be reimbursed by WCEDP
      3. Authorize payment to Burton Construction Inc. for $88,362.35 from RIF funds
    3. PW104-6  Traffic Signals: give notice for Request for Bids
    4. PW104-10 Railroad repairs and Railroad Avenue upgrades:  give notice of Request for Bids
    5. Ordinance 223 Truck Routes- amendment to clarify and update routes
    6. Disposition of Fixed Assets-  advertise and sell 3 police cars-enclosed
    7. Request to hire part time Recreation employee- enclosed
    8. Board Appointments-handout on Tuesday
      1. Historic Preservation Board- 3 yr. term beginning 8-1-17
      2. Historic Preservation Board- 3 yr. term beginning 8-1-17
    9. Request for travel for Will Hill to Philadelphia, PA for conference

  2. ADJOURN  

Thursday, July 6, 2017