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Mayor's Report


Sep 09

Farmers Market

Posted on September 9, 2021 at 5:42 PM by Melitta Duncan

It’s back!  In continuance of our plan to add focus to the little things that bring big value to our citizens, we will open and promote commerce again at our Farmers Market on Stateline Road West, just west of Highway 51 and adjacent to Fire Station #1.  

The re-opening date is Monday, September 13, 2021 and registration for vendors to sell products may be made by contacting our City Clerk’s Office in City Hall at 8710 Northwest Drive or by phone at 662-280-6554.  The cost to reserve a space is $20 weekly or $50 monthly.  Qualifying products to be sold by vendors must be Mississippi homegrown fruits and vegetables as well as homemade food items.

Obviously, this late in the year many products have already been harvested and consumed, but fall is a great time to market pumpkins, pecans, and fruit preserves, just to name a few. 

Will you be our first vendor and/or help us spread the word today?

Market

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Sep 01

Shows at Saucier

Posted on September 1, 2021 at 10:41 AM by Melitta Duncan

A great idea from a few citizens has been put together with a new name and plan by my team!  So many of our citizens have expressed amazement at the massive new opportunities created for our citizens with our parks enhancement and expansion plan.  Many others express their excitement, but have said, “Don’t forget about the small stuff, too.”  They are so right and if it’s important to you, it’s important to me.  So, here we go with a brand new event at our beautiful Saucier Park on Northwest Drive behind City Hall!

“Shows at Saucier” will be so much fun for our families as we set up the screen on the west side of the lake near the pavilion.  There is plenty of grassy area for picnics for the entire family to enjoy the show.  Our plan is to do one show monthly during the pleasant weather months throughout the year with the first two shows on September 23 (The Secret Life of Pets) and October 21 (Coco).

Mark your calendars now and bring your own popcorn and picnic to the beautiful Saucier Park!

Shows at Saucier

Aug 04

Getwell Road South Widening Project

Posted on August 4, 2021 at 4:42 PM by Darren Musselwhite

Our largest funded priority in mitigating traffic congestion in the City of Southaven is the widening of Getwell Rd south of Church Rd to Star Landing Rd.  This is a massive project expected to cost approximately $9.8 million that has been contingent upon federal funding through the Metropolitan Planning Organization.  The City made application for these funds in 2015 knowing that we had a dire problem even then.  The MPO funding will provide approximately $7.5 million with the City paying the remaining estimated $2.3 million.  We have pressed for this project to be awarded funding and to get it under construction, but have been at the mercy of federal fund availability and federal processes.  We are now close.  Construction is projected to begin in early spring of 2022 with completion two years later.

This project will widen Getwell to five lanes and correct the traffic “bottleneck” at Church Rd.  It will include a landscaped median to improve safety and a 10-ft multi-use pedestrian trail on the west side.  The intersection of College and Getwell will also be widened with proper turning lanes and new mast-arm traffic signals.

This project is part of a comprehensive transportation improvement plan implemented in 2015 to address the traffic challenges brought about by our tremendous economic growth.  It will bring a huge value to the Getwell corridor and be supplemented by additional future projects.