City still considering Grant Street request

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 13, 2000

Natchez aldermen are still considering a request from Grant Street residents to fill in a ditch on that road.

On Tuesday, aldermen heard from City Engineer David Gardner that the county is willing to contribute some funds for equipment and labor for the drainage project. That would leave the city to pay about $18,000 of the total $33,000 cost, Gardner said.

Alderman George Harden asked the mayor and Gardner to look at the project with the county to determine if there is money available.

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Residents in that area had sent a petition to the board about a month ago asking that an open drainage ditch be filled in. Residents said they were concerned because a child almost fell in the ditch.

In other business Tuesday, the board:

Accepted bids for a mid-size van for the Office of Tourism Management. The bid will be awarded at the next meeting.

Recognized RSVP&160;volunteer Johnnie Craig, who won a regional Ageless Hero award for her volunteer work.

Recognized Lois Clark’s eighth-grade government class from Natchez Middle School, which was observing the meeting.

Approved the advertising of bids for a lighting system at the Duncan Park tennis courts.

Accepted a bid for a new sound system at city council chambers from Communication Associates.