Historic Crosby Commons: Part I

Published 7:00 am Friday, July 29, 2016

After meeting recently with our Mayor and City Council in an effort to share their ideas, thoughts and vision for historic Crosby Commons Park, the time has finally come to break ground.
This week the community will witness the beginning of phase 2 when equipment moves in the park to begin work on the walking track. In the interest of being fiscally responsible, our great Public Works Department will do the work preparing the site to pave the walking track. In just a few months families will be able to walk through a lighted, beautifully landscaped park, view our Museum in the Park History Markers, or maybe just sit on a bench and read a newspaper or book. Soon to follow, the construction of the stage and restrooms will begin.
I have had many calls from folks from the community wanting to purchase a decorative bench, tree, shrub, or flowerbed for the park in memory of a loved one. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact our Public Works Department for details. 601-799-0602
Recently, we have been replacing destroyed, defaced, or missing city limit signs. In addition, we have incorporated our new style of litter signs at many of the “city limit” locations. We have continued the footprint of the ornate custom street signage to incorporate the intersections of Kirkwood, Magnolia, and Main Street with Goodyear Boulevard.
In closing, I want to give a special thanks to the Pearl River County School District for their recent donation of what will be the city’s second greenhouse. The greenhouse came to the city with ventilation fans, heaters and an irrigation system. Growing our own bedding plants has saved our city thousands of dollars a year. We anticipate having the new greenhouse ready for use by the end of August.

By Jim Luke

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