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Posted on October 13, 2017 at 11:52 AM by Darren Musselwhite
We’ve got some “R&B” going on in Southaven. No, no, not Rhythm & Blues, but
revitalization and beautification! In
communicating my vision for our city, I’ve said many times that we need to
improve our look and show pride in our city.
Southaven is such a great city, but we still have enormous potential to
be even better. Little things make a
I hope you’ve noticed the new decorative metro street
sign blades being installed and like them as much as I do. These signs are custom-made for Southaven and
are being placed at all arterial intersections in our city that have mast-arm
This project is a small piece of a much larger plan to
revitalize and beautify our city. This
doesn’t happen overnight, but many small pieces do gradually add up to a larger
effect. The City has worked to encourage
removal of vacant signs and renovation of dilapidated properties in our
original business district. We created the “West End Business District” that
provides financial incentives to bring back new business to our original
business district. We’ve completed
landscaping projects and improved the scope of detail with maintenance of our
street right-of-ways city-wide. In the
upcoming year, we will have more resources in our Public Works Department to
make our street right-of-ways even better. Mast-arm traffic signals have been
painted and banners added. Intersections
on Main Street and Highway 51 will be modernized in 2018 by removing the old
span-wire traffic signals and installing new, modern mast-arm signals with
pedestrian options. Our “Serve
Southaven” program is flourishing with volunteers stepping up and adopting
beautification projects like landscaping residential subdivision entrances that
have been neglected by homeowners’ association failures.
Little by little, we are getting there. There is a fine line between mediocrity and
excellence. Let’s be excellent!