Southaven mayor highlights changes to law enforcement, infrastructure improvements in 2021 State of the City update

Southaven mayor highlights changes to law enforcement, infrastructure improvements in 2021 State of the City update
Southaven Mayor Musselwhite (Source: WMC Action News 5)

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (WMC) - Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite announced the 2021 State of the City including several renovations and projects the city has been working on or completed within the last year.

Musselwhite shared the update on his Facebook page.

2021 STATE OF THE CITY… We all faced challenges in 2020 like never before. As a city, we had to be quick on our feet...

Posted by Mayor Musselwhite on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Land was secured for Southaven’s new fire station and construction is set to start in the spring to better serve the community. The last phase of a $7.4 million project for hydrant expansion in annexed areas was also completed.

Musselwhite says police are actively wearing body cameras for the first time in the city’s history and all positions that have been vacant due to challenges with recruiting and retention are filled. The Southaven Police Department also added six new positions this year and implemented a 3-year officer expansion plan.

There were also improvements to infrastructure with street resurfacing of residential streets and arterial roads.

A $1.9 million project for City Hall renovations has been completed. And the city also focused on enhancement and expansion for parks and recreation with projects like the indoor softball facility in Greenbrook and the soccer expansion at Snowden Grove Park.

Musselwhite’s full update on the state of the city can be read at the Facebook link above.

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