Posted on: September 16, 2020

An Entry Level Civil Service Examination for General Clerical positions in
the City of Laurel will be given on Saturday, October 17, 2020. All
interested applicants must submit applications to Human Resources by
4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020.

• Minimum Age of 21
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Mississippi Driver’s License
• High School Diploma/transcript or GED
• Voter Registration Card (County where you reside)

A high school diploma or its equivalent is required; an Associate’s degree is
preferred. At least 2 years of experience of clerical experience is strongly

• Records Clerk
• Administrative Assistant
• Front Office Clerk (Police Department)
• Deputy City Clerk

Applications may be picked up in the Human Resources Office, Room 302, City Hall
between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Application and required documents must be returned on or before Thursday, October 15,
2020, at 4:30 p.m

Holiday Garbage Schedule

Posted on: September 2, 2020

The garbage pick-up will have an altered schedule Monday September 7, 2020, due to the Labor day holiday.


Monday regular pick up will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and Tuesday regular pick up will be Wednesday, September 9, 2020.


Posted on: August 5, 2020


Posted on: July 9, 2020


Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Municipality of Laurel, Mississippi, that a special election shall be held in the Municipality of Laurel, on the 3RD day of August, 2020, on the following proposition:


Do you approve or disapprove the action of the City Council of the Municipality of Laurel, Mississippi, in adopting an ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC FRANCHISE TO MISSISSIPPI POWER COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI,” whereby an electric franchise was granted to Mississippi Power Company, its successors, and assigns, as per the terms of said ordinance which was adopted by the City Council on the 7th day of July, 2020.

Said election will be held at the Laurel Train Depot in the Municipality of Laurel.

Said polling places will be open from the hour of seven o’clock a.m. until the hour of seven o’clock p.m. on said day. All qualified electors may vote at said election.

Said special election will be held pursuant to a Resolution of the City Council, adopted on the 7th day of July, 2020, calling a special election for the approval or disapproval of a majority of the qualified electors-of the Municipality of Laurel, Mississippi, of the action of the City Council in adopting an ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC FRANCHISE TO MISSISSIPPI POWER COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI.”

A copy of said ordinance and proceedings whereby same was adopted is attached hereto as part of this notice.

Municipal Docket City of Laurel

Posted on: June 18, 2020

COVID-19 Testing at Laurel Cameron Center

Posted on: June 1, 2020

The Family Health Center will provide free COVID-19 testing for City of Laurel employees and the public from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2 at the Cameron Center parking lot. No symptoms or known exposure to a Covid-positive person is required for testing.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Mississippi SBDC Teams with SBA to Assist Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations Affected by Disaster

Posted on:

Laurel Housing Authority Summer Food Rocks!

Posted on: May 28, 2020

FEMA – DR4415MS – Laurel – P#84370 -00124 PN 84370 Final Public Notice

Posted on: May 27, 2020


The City of Laurel, Jones County has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) as a sub- recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives, and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and lowincome populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Sub-Applicant: City of Laurel, Jones County

Project Title: DR4415-MS City of Laurel – Iris Drive Bridge Replacement

Location of Proposed Work: Iris Dr. bounded by Sandra Ave. on the west and Sunflower Dr. on the east.

Facility Address Latitude Longitude Date of Construction
Iris Drive Bridge
City of Laurel, Jones County Mississippi, 39440
31.67510 -89.15381 1950

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone: This project is to replace the existing 21.25-feet long by 24-feet wide by 9-feet high timber substructure and concrete deck bridge with a new a 28-feet long by 20-feet wide by 10-feet high concrete box bridge within the existing right-of-way. The bridge work is located in a Zone AE Floodway. Location in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) was determined by City of Laurel, 280092, Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel Number: 28067CO192E, dated 09/29/2010. The proposed work conforms to all applicable State of Mississippi and local floodplain regulations. There is a potential for the facility to be impacted by future flooding events due to its location within a SFHA.

Proposed Work and Purpose: The City of Laurel proposes to demolish the existing structure and construct a 20-feet wide by 10-feet high by 28-feet long concrete box bridge, including riprap protection, and pavement
approaches across an unnamed drainage, within previously disturbed soils and existing right-ofway. The purpose of the project is to provide access across the unnamed drainage to a residential community. The stream crossing is essential infrastructure. Failure to replace the existing bridge could increase emergency response times to residents and businesses.

Project Alternatives:

Alternative #1 (No action): The ‘no action’ alternative would eliminate critical infrastructure, reduce access and potentially increase emergency response times within the community the existing structure serves.

Alternative #2: Reconstruction of the existing bridge will restore access across the unnamed drainage.

Comment Period: Comments are solicited from the public, local, state or federal agencies, and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to The City of Laurel. All comments are due within 15 days of this notice. The City of Laurel will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.

Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region IV – EHP, 3003 Chamblee Tucker Rd – Office #255, Atlanta, GA 30341-4112 or by email at Please include in the subject line of the email “DR-4415-MS EHAD.” Comments should be sent in writing at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice. Please remove after 15 days after posting.

POSTED ON: (May 20, 2020)

End of Notice