Thursday, December 29, 2011

Elect D.I.

ELECT D.I. ALDERMAN-AT-LARGE - Ridgeland; Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012

Ridgeland -- D.I. Smith has officially announced his campaign for election as City of Ridgeland Alderman at Large.

D.I. pledges to maintain his commitment to low taxes, open government and job creation. “We have a great city because our neighborhoods are strong, our business climate is favorable and our taxes are affordable.” “As your next Alderman at large, I want to build on these strengths while making Ridgeland greater through the South East Ridgeland Redevelopment and protecting our property values through strong code enforcement and being proactive in fighting crime."

D.I. earned the reputation as a watchdog for taxpayers over the last four years when he helped raise awareness about property taxes in Madison County and provided online resources for taxpayers and to stay informed about issues in the community.

Smith was a champion of homeowner issues as a member of the Madison County Board of Supervisors. He led the fight to renew curbside recycling for the County and helped subdivisions get speedbumps, signage and additional traffic calming measures, and DI took the lead on informing property owners about the new FEMA flood maps, allowing effected subdivisions and property owners to take timely action to avoid massive increases in their property insurance costs.

DI Smith is a member of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, the City of Madison Chamber, the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Military Officers Association of America, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, Army Aviation Association of America, the Army War College Alumni Association, and the Madison-Ridgeland American Legion Post. He has also done extensive research, writing and speaking about programs affecting the military.

D. I. and his wife, Linda, are members of Highland Colony Baptist Church, Ridgeland, MS; where DI also serves as a Deacon.

You can find D.I. on Facebook at and on Twitter at

You can click here to get involved in supporting D.I.'s campaign  


Wards and Polling Precincts| The City of Ridgeland

Thursday, November 24, 2011

DEQ PUBLIC HEARING on the proposed North County Line LANDFILL

The Mississippi Department of Environmental
Quality (MDEQ) invites you to a

Public Hearing
for the proposed North County Line Landfill
Thursday, December 15, 2011
starting at 7:00 p.m.

Tougaloo College – Holmes Hall Auditorium
500 W County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS
(601) 977-7744

For More Information:

Melissa Collier
Director of Community Engagement
(601) 961-5025

Lynn Chambers
Permit Manager
(601) 961-5117

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 8th GENERAL ELECTION: What State House Dist? What State Senate Dist?

I've had several calls and emails wanting to know what State House and State Senate District they lived in... You can see all of the various districts that you are in by clicking on the link below. Simply scroll down the streets which are in alphabetical order...

You can see the "address library" for all of Madison County at

Here is the sample ballot for the Nov 8 General Election - Madison County

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2011 Property Tax Bills

Back in July 2011, I reminded everyone to examine and inspect your property records.  Now the tax bills based on those property rolls are going in the mail.

The Madison County Tax Collector, Kay Pace, will mail the 2011 Property Tax Notices today (Nov 1, 2011).  The notices are mailed to the property owners as of Jan 1, 2011.  Anyone who has purchased property during 2011 may have to contact the previous owner or the Tax Collector to get a copy of their tax bill.

If unpaid, damages accrue after February 1, 2012 at the rate of 1% per month.

Click here for the Madison County Tax Collector (601) 859-5226. For your convenience, tax bills may be viewed and paid on-line.

The 2011 Tax Rolls and information on your property can be found at the Madison County Tax Assessors web site under "Land Roll Express Search."

Additional Property Tax information can be found on the Mississippi Department of Revenue web site.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Madison County 2011 Tax Sale and SPECIAL Parkway East Supplemental Tax Sale

Picture from this morning's Tax Sale

 Click here for additional information about delinquent taxes

The 2011 Tax Sale and special Supplemental Tax Sale will be held 9 A.M., Monday, August 29, at the Madison County Office Building, Canton.  Click here to see additional information on the Madison County Tax Collector's web site.

So, Friday, 5 P.M., Aug 26 is the last opportunity to pay 2010 property taxes and avoid additional fees, penalities and interest payments.

As of 5 P.M., Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011, there are over 3,000 parcels with unpaid taxes and special assessments equaling approximately $4.0 million.  A comma separated variable (CSV) file can be downloaded at the Tax Collectors web site

This year's tax sale will be preceded by a special "supplemental tax sale" of Parkway East PID parcels. See The Madison County Journal article New legislation allows county to put delinquent property on tax sale

Here are links to on-line spreadsheets of the tax sale listing and the special tax sale list. for web version Google spreadsheet version

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Madison County Election and Absentee Ballots

Detailed results of District 3 Supervisor race

Madison County Republican Official Recapitulation Primary Election

There were over 1,000 absentee ballots submitted in Madison County. There were also scores of affidavit ballots and paper ballots completed when machines were not working.

Many of the absentee ballots are having to be "transcribed" to a scanable ballot to allow them to be machine counted. So, no absentee ballots have been "COUNTED".. that will be done by the scanner.

The processing of absentee ballots will resume at 1pm today. After all absentee ballots are completed, affidavit and paper ballots will be processed.

Hopefully, we will have official results sometime later today (Thur).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Madison County MS Re-Districting 2011

Judge rules in favor of county, elections to be held on new lines

Everyone needs to read the Attorney Generals comments about the Madison County lawsuit and rushing through the redistricting... See the AG's comments: AND I think AG HOOD is correct about this matter... why put the entire system in gridlock for no reason!

Existing county maps OK'd for elections
No time to redistrict before voting, judge says

Judge: Madison County didn't have time to redistrict 

***Madison County Journal 3/23/2011*** Supervisors adopt 'Plan 3' map for redistricting

Madison County is in the process of ReDistricting Supervisor and Justice Court Districts.

Jackson Jambalaya 3/22/2011 Madison County Supes: The Fix is in. (Video)

WLBT TV 3/21/2011 Madison supes hold off on redistricting decision

Clarion Ledger 3/21/2011 Madison supervisors reject call for redistricting delay  (Be sure to click comments)

A PUBLIC HEARING will be held Monday, March 21, 2011, to provide information and obtain public input on the options.  Click here for the Redistricting Guidelines.

PUBLIC HEARING VIDEOS: (Monday, March 21, 2011)

Redistricting only occurs every 10 years; so, we will have to live the consequences for a long time.  It is important to participate to insure taxpayer concerns are heard and heeded!  PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND!

Click for Maps and analytical information.
SD is Supervisor District; click 30x40 to see map with selected streets.

Clarion Ledger article 3/16/11 Madison County Supes eye redistricting

Madison County Journal 3/17/11 Smith could face Redd in remap

Madison County Herald 3/17/11 Supes to pick 1 of 3 maps at meeting

Madison County Herald 3/3/11  Redistricting sets rules of the game

Monday, March 14, 2011


New Homeowners
Over 65 Homeowners (First Time)
People who Filed Deeds in 2010
Marital Status Change
Social Security Disability (First Time)

Applications are now being taken until April 1, 2011

Homestead Worksheet (pdf)
Homestead Requirements (pdf)
eNews UPDATE: Property Taxes and Homestead Exemption

Don't know if you have filed for HOMESTEAD?  Click here to check the TAX ROLLS

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Madison County Regional Solid Waste Management Authority

The Madison County Board of Supervisors has established a REGIONAL Solid Waste Management Authority and appointed the 3-member Board of Commissioners.

See the background info, Copy of the Mississippi Act allowing Solid Waste Authorities, Madison County Board of Supervisors "Resolution" establishing the Authority, related news articles, etc., at

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Recycling is Resumed

Curbside recycling resumed in Madison County, January 12, 2011, with Waste Management.  Recycles in the non-municipal portions of Madison County will be picked up on WEDNESDAYS!

Click here to see the published NOTICE and instructions on how to participate in recycling if you/your neighborhood is not participating.

WE NEED YOUR HELP... Remember, the more we recycle the less that we pay to put in landfills!