City of Vicksburg is in a strong financial position despite declining tax revenues

City of Vicksburg is in a strong financial position despite declining tax revenues

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Highlights of today’s meeting of the Vicksburg Mayor and Board of Alderman:

  • Vicksburg Accounting Director Doug Whittington outlined the final adjustments to the FY 2020 budget.
  • The board approved a transfer of $25,250.00 from the North Ward Alderman’s discretionary funds to Vicksburg Main Street for Downtown Christmas in Vicksburg to cover the rental of a carousel and to purchase Christmas decorations.
  • The board approved a request from Triumph Ministries, Inc. (dba Kings Empowerment Center) for matching funds in the amount of $10,000.00 to continue providing the following programs and services: 1. church basketball league; 2. literacy programs; 3. health and wellness for senior citizens.
  • The board authorized $870.04 for a single ad in the Vicksburg Post for Friday’s street renaming ceremony honoring Dr. Briggs Hopson.
  • After completing the city’s FY 2018 audit, Memphis-based accounting firm Booker T.  Camper, Jr., CPA, concluded that the City of Vicksburg is in a strong financial position.
  • Mayor George Flaggs Jr. warned that if tax revenue continues to decline, a millage increase may be in city resident’s future.