New business

Laurel City Council discusses renovations and possible new business

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) – The Laurel City Council met Tuesday, July 19 to plan upcoming renovations, proposed projects and monthly reports. A possible project could mean the arrival of a new company in The City Beautiful.

If approved, the law firm of Carroll, Warren and Parker, PLCC, would provide legal services for the voluntary annexation of the potential new company.

Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee said the venture would cost the city nothing but bring many economic opportunities.

“We had the lawyers today to handle this feasibility to check and see (if) it’s possible for this business to come to town,” said Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee. “So if they decide to come to the city, they will pay all the annexation fees and everything. The town will come out of nothing, except we will gain a new business inside the town of Laurel, and they will have all the services and everything the town offers.

The council also discussed a major renovation of an outdated school building that would better serve the needs of the city.

“They’re going to renovate this place,” Magee said. “It has been in a dilapidated state for many, many years. It used to be an old primary school, so now it will be apartments for the elderly and other people.

Magee also said several proposed projects would receive funding through the $4.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act.

“The state is supposed to match that dollar for dollar, so we should have about $8.5 or $9 million for water, sewer, drainage, and streets,” Magee said.

The next city council will be held on August 2 in Laurel.

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