Dear Citizens of District One:
Thank you for expressing confidence in me and my convictions to make District One the best that it can be. I fully intend to prove myself the capable person that you elected to office as Supervisor of District One. I have committed and dedicated myself to the improvement of District One. My office is dedicated to handling your concerns, as they relate to the business of Hinds County, as honestly, efficiently, and professionally as possible. We are excited to serve you, the citizens of District One.
My vision for District One could very well usher us into the 21st century by expanding the business community to include introducing new businesses to the area and expanding the county internet site to provide citizens with timely information referencing county services and records. Yet, my vision will keep us grounded as a family-oriented community by bringing in unique entertainment and recreational options for the family.
However, we must first get a handle on issues that taint our community, such as crime, outdated facilities, and loss of businesses. When I say "we", I mean government agencies, business communities, neighborhood communities, and each and every individual. It will take all of us to reveal the "good" that we know has been lying dormant within District One.
On April 4, 2008 several tornadoes devastated the North Jackson area. It was at that time that Supervisor Graham was first made aware of the poor condition of the County’s Emergency Alerting System. Since that time, he has diligently led the charge to secure funding to repair and/or replace as many sirens in the County as possible.
In August, Hinds County received a $550,000 grant from MEMA to replace all of the sirens. According to the grant, the sirens must be replaced in increments of 10. An implementation plan has been mapped out to replace the sirens that are broken and in need of serious repair first. Following that stage the remaining sirens will be replaced according to age. There are seven sirens that will not need replacing. The first ten to be replaced are:
- Harris Street/Vine Street (Jackson)
- Duling Avenue/Old Canton Road (Jackson)
- Northgate Boulevard/Watkins Drive (Jackson)
- Percy V. Simpson/Sunset Drive (Jackson)
- Medgar Evers Boulevard/Presidential Drive (Jackson)
- Magnolia Road/West Hill Drive (Jackson)
- Hwy 18 South/TV Road (Jackson)
- Holly Hill Drive/Old Lake Red. (Jackson)
- 1570 Terry Road (Jackson)
The sirens are being replaced with the Federal Signal’s Modulator siren series. Some of the new sirens features include:
- Voice communication
- Continued emergency operation regardless of power failure
- Easy servicing
Special thanks to Congressman Bennie Thompson for his participation and assistance with this project.
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