Ridgeland held a ribbon-cutting on Dec. 6 on Highland Colony Parkway for its “Plant the Parkway” tree planting project. Pictured is Mayor Gene McGee (center) with city and business officials.
Ridgeland held a ribbon-cutting on Dec. 6 on Highland Colony Parkway for its “Plant the Parkway” tree planting project. Pictured is Mayor Gene McGee (center) with city and business officials.
The Police Department received an insurance check for a police cruiser that was involved in a one-car accident last month, Police Chief John Neal told the board of aldermen last week.

Aldermen unanimously approved acceptance of the insurance check for repairs on RPD unit 359, a 2018 Dodge Charger. Neal said the vehicle was involved in a one-car accident on November 2. 

The check was for $1,643.45.

In other board action, aldermen last week:

 •    Approved a Lake Harbour Extension supplemental addendum extending the contract with Waggoner Engineering for professional engineering services contract for twelve months. This marks the fifth addendum. The new completion date is set for December 31 of 2019. 

•    Approved a Lake Harbour Drive Extension preliminary engineering estimate of $531.68 to Waggoner engineering for work done over the month of October. The local portion of this payment is $106.34, or 20 percent.

•    Approved three applications and resolution petitioning the 2018 MDOT Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund Program regarding the  Ridgewood Road, Highland Colony Parkway and East County line Road projects. The Mississippi Legislature established the fund in 2018 and has agreed to allow up to $250 million for the fund. The combined estimate for the cities projects is $12.7 million.

•    Gave Mike McCollum authority to advertise for landscape maintenance.

    •    Received $15,000 from Renasant Bank for the overlay of Towne Center Place and Orchard Court.

• Approved a new style of roof for Southern AgCredit’s Steed Road office. According to firm representative Mark McKay, the new roof would feature a similar appearance and fix some leveling issues. The roof will feature architectural-style asphalt shingles in the color of Driftwood.

    •    Approved the payment of claims.