This rendering shows the look of three new office buildings on West Jackson?Street.
This rendering shows the look of three new office buildings on West Jackson?Street.
RIDGELAND — City officials approved architectural review and site plans for three new office buildings on West Jackson Street last week.

All three plans were submitted by Patrick Rowland. They show three office buildings at 206, 208 and 210 West Jackson Street. All three buildings show two floors and a porch area and are expected to be just over 3,500 square feet each. Each will include multiple offices, reception areas, kitchenettes and men’s and women’s bathrooms.

The Board also elected Ward 3 Alderman Kevin Holder Mayor Pro Tempore. Ward 2 Alderman Chuck Gautier previously held that position.

In other board action city officials:

• The board elected Holder as Mayor Pro Tempore, a position previously held by Ward 2 Alderman Chuck Gautier.

• Approved a request from Police Chief John Neal for an agreement with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics for Detective Hunter Bridges to be appointed as a non-compensated special contract agent.

• Authorized a request from the Public Works Department to bid for sheet pile materials to be used to stabilize Old Agency Road.

• Authorized a contract extension with Allen Engineering and Science for the city’s 2018-2020 implementation of Phase II Stormwater Management Program. A memo from Public Works Director Mike McCollum’s office said that the fee for fiscal year 2018 is not to exceed $18,000, though implementation for the following years would see a $500 increase per year.

• Authorized McCollum to advertise for “debris monitoring services.” McCollum said that Neel-Schaffer currently holds the contract that will expire at the end of September. The order also allows the city to consider reauthorizing Neel-Schaffer. These services are only activated in the event of a natural disaster.

• Approved McCollum to advertise for bids for the upcoming East County Line Road resurfacing project estimated to cost $1,250,000. The city entered into an interlocal agreement with the City of Jackson in January for a fifty-fifty split of the resurfacing project.

• Approved a selections committee recommendation for CE&I Contract for East Lake Harbour Drive Rehabilitation.

• Received a $5,000 grant from PepsiCo Recycling for the Keep Ridgeland Beautiful Campaign.

• Approved a payment of $41,958.20 to Care Environmental Corporation for Household Hazardous Waste Day.

• Approved Alderman Bill Lee’s Appointment of Judy Rice to the Zoning Board. Rice approved on a 6-1 vote with Ward 6 Alderman Wesley Hamlin voting “No.”

• Approved the donation of a 1990 Pierce fire engine to the Puckett Fire Department. The truck is being replaced by a new, custom built 500 gallon truck. The new truck will be on display for the public at city hall on Aug. 15.

• Approved Ward 4 Alderman Brian Ramsey’s nomination of Lynette Praytor to the Architectural Review Board.

• Approved the claims docket, excluding some Costco related charges. Ward 5 Alderman Bill Lee joined Ward 1 Alderman Ken Heard in voting 5-2 against paying $2,850 in Costco related charges.