Aldermen discuss citywide cleanup and downtown Wi-Fi access
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tuesday, the Poplarville Board of Aldermen discussed an upcoming citywide cleanup, downtown Wi-Fi access and heard senatorial candidate Anne Smith’s platform.
Last month, according to previous Item coverage, Poplarville resident Laurie Lombardino addressed the board with plans to create a cleanup program in the city.
The cleanup event, “Poplarville Pride, Poplarville Wide,” is scheduled for April 25, Lombardino said at Tuesday’s meeting.
“I’ve conducted face to face meetings with business owners regarding the creation of volunteer groups to clean a certain section in town,” Lombardino said.
Poplarville Mayor Brad Necaise said that volunteer crews will be divided up and assigned a designated section to clean.
“When volunteers complete the sign up sheet, they can suggest areas in and around Poplarville to clean,” Lombardino said.
For more up to date information about the cleanup, follow the program’s Facebook at Keep Poplarville Beautiful.
Visitors to Poplarville’s downtown area now have the ability to access the Internet while perusing the businesses.
Wi-Fi access is available from old city hall to the Rusty Roosta, Necaise said. This access was made possible through a partnership with Media 3.
Former Poplarville Aldermen Anne Smith is running for the office of Mississippi Senate in District 47.
Smith served on the board of aldermen from 1997 to 2005, she said.
“I know it’s the right decision and I can make a difference,” Smith said. “We need to make changes for the good, but not too quickly. There needs to be integrity and thought put into these decisions. People shouldn’t be struggling and we need to look at everything and come up with a plan and a goal. I understand what it’s like to see how state law affects people, businesses and local government. My heart is in it and I genuinely love Mississippi and the people here.”
Necaise said he would also afford other candidates the opportunity to speak before the board.
For more from Tuesday’s meeting, check Thursday’s edition of the Item.
The next Board of Aldermen meeting will be held on April 7, at 5 p.m. at city hall.