Saturday, April 29, 2017

PRESS RELEASE – CITY OF VICKSBURG

FROM THE DESK OF

SOUTH WARD ALDERMAN WILLIS THOMPSON

For Immediate Release –  Alderman Thompson announces plans for the next phase of street paving in the south ward.

 January 18, 2017

 Contact: Alderman Willis T. Thompson – 601-634-4507

The people and visitors of the City of Vicksburg will have a much better path to fitness because a project to improve the walking trail at City Park is complete. The community is invited to a ribbon cutting to unveil the trail and participate in the inaugural walk scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at City Park, 902 Lee Street.

Improving parks and recreation facilities and amenities are shared goals between the City and Project CHANGE - a policy, systems, and environmental strategy initiative implemented by My Brother's Keeper, Inc. (MBK), that aims to promote healthy living and use of public community facilities that are safe and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. The City of Vicksburg wants people to use the parks for recreation and fitness so families will be encouraged to exercise.

city hall angelMayor Paul Winfield announced a 5% reduction in the base Natural Gas cost of $7.00 for all rate payers effective 11/1/2012. Utility Management, rate consultant for the City, has completed the conversion of 50% of this winter's gas cost to a fixed price and plans to add additional volumes depending on weather and market conditions.

Mayor Paul WinfieldMayor Paul E. Winfield will address the citizens of Vicksburg on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in his annual State of the City Address. The event will be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center located at 1600 Mulberry Street, Vicksburg MS, and begin promptly at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public and all citizens are encouraged to attend.

09/17/2012: The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Monday, September 17, 2012 in support of a Fee in Lieu of Taxes arrangement to support the Ergon, Inc.'s, expansion of its naphthenic specialty oil refinery in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mayor Paul Winfield is pleased to announce that the five-phase, $147 million expansion plan encompasses new administrative and laboratory facilities, a new technical development center and upgrades to the refining units to increase product diversity and quality control. "This expansion is a positive indicator for Vicksburg and reinforces our administration's progressive approach toward economic development for our community," said Mayor Winfield.