Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Semi-Annual Fire Hydrant Maintenance starting May 15, 2018

On May 15. 2018 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 Saturday although there may be some occasions where personnel will be required to work later in the evening. Please be mindful of our personnel when approaching the fire department vehicles on the side of the road.

Residents 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 fire hydrants. 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 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, May 14, 2018


Tuesday, May 15, 2018  

5:30 P.M.



Housing Authority- invitation to meeting

Troy Johnson-Financial business

Deadline for objections

Adopt a Resolution of Intent to issue General Obligation (GO) Bond Series 2018 or obtain a loan from the Mississippi Development Bank in the maximum amount of $5 million dollars -enclosed

Extension was granted for GAN 2016 principal of $3,500,000, now due on 5-27-19


Deadline for objections

Adopt a Resolution of Intent for Airport loan from MDA in the amount $178,342.50-enclosed

Authorize payment to Clearwater Consultants for $7,986.70 for the AIP project

Tax Exemption for Winston Plywood and Veneer

Rescind two orders made on January 23, 2018, granting tax exemption for WPV

Accept application for products exemption, additions exemption, and new enterprise exemption from all advalorem tax except school tax and adopt resolution to grant tax exemptions on 2017 and 2018 tax for Winston Plywood and Veneer

Unclean Property: Hearing for 118 Foster Street, parcel 151283402 2500200, owned by Clydesdale Farms

Annexation study- payment to Slaughter & Associates $6,722.23 to be paid from City Economic Development Fund 395-600-600

Accept Term bids- enclosed

Acknowledge bids received for PW104-6 Traffic Signals project

MML – adopt a resolution appointing a voting delegate and alternate-enclosed


Monday, May 7, 2018


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, 2373 South Church Avenue, no later than eleven o’clock (11:00) A. M. on Thursday, May 24, 2018.  So ordered by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, this the 1st day of May, 2018. Babs W. Fulton, City Clerk