Mayor Bland discusses city projects with Meridian Rotary Club
Mayor Percy Bland addressed the Meridian Rotary Club Wednesday discussing the growth in the City of Meridian during the hardships of COVID-19.
“We kept a lot of small businesses open and we were able to continue to keep food on the table for a lot of our citizens here in the City of Meridian because of some of the policy things that we did do," said Mayor Percy Bland.
Many projects were completed in 2020 and many more are on the rise now. Also, the city’s sales tax revenue went up last year during the pandemic. Mayor Bland says the city is continuing to see a large amount of growth.
“We did a lot of infrastructure projects including a water meter project. We changed out every water meter in the City of Meridian," said Bland. "We also continued on our LED lighting program which is now at 90 percent completion with Mississippi Power with LED lights all throughout the City of Meridian. At the End of the year, we got a $20 million paving bond with the City Council.”
The city is looking forward to opening several businesses this spring including the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Threefoot Courtyard Marriott and the brewery downtown.