Welcome to The City of Quitman

Quitman is ideally situated between two beautiful lakes and a pristine river.  Clarkco State Park is located just to the north of our city, while Archusa Water Park is located inside the city limits to the east.  The Chickasawhay River borders Quitman to the west and was used by keel boats to bring in building supplies that started construction of the city.  Recreation is very important to our citizens with hunting, fishing, golfing, canoeing, and camping reigning supreme.

 

 

EMERGENCY DECLARATION – Issued for April 10, 2024

 

The purpose of issuing Veto Message No. 008
on March 5, 2024:
1)  Protect the City from liability claims
2)  Save the Quitman Main Street Program
for the betterment of our community

THE COMPLETE LIST

MAYOR’S VETO MESSAGES
FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK
AND SENT TO THE

CITY OF QUITMAN BOARD OF ALDERMEN

In an effort to promote transparency in municipal government, the Mayor’s Veto Messages are public documents made available to the general public.

Click or touch each individual message below, in reverse chronological order,  to read the entire veto message.

 

Mayor’s Veto No. 008
Date Issued:  March 5, 2024
Subject:  Order to terminate the Main Street Director and dissolve the City of Quitman Main Street Association
(Overridden by the Board  March 19, 2024))

 

 

Mayor’s Veto No. 007
Date Issued:  August 18, 2023
Subject:  Order to increase City of Quitman Aldermen monthly pay an additional $500.00 per month
(Overridden by the Board September 5, 2023)

 

 

Mayor’s Veto Message No. 006
Date Issued:  June 23, 2023
Subject:  Order to Dissolve the City of Quitman Main Street Association
(Mayor’s Veto Stands as Issued)
(Not Overridden)

 

 

Mayor’s Veto Message No, 005
Date Issued :  June 9, 2023
Subject:  Order to begin charging late fees to Historic Clarke County in the amount of $10.00/day
(Overridden  by the Board June 20, 2023)

 

 

Mayor’s Veto Message No. 004
Date Issued:  March 29, 2023
Subject:  Order Issued to Dissolve/Abolish the City of Quitman Historic Downtown/Mill District
(Mayor’s Veto Stands as Issued)
(Not Overridden)

 

 

Mayor’s Veto Message No. 003
Date Issued:  March 29, 2023
Subject:  Order Issued to decrease the Chamber of Commerce lease payment from $450.00 per month to $225.00 per month
(Overridden by the Board April 4, 2023)

 

 

Mayor’s Veto Message No. 002
Date Issued:  March 29, 2023
Subject:  Order Issued to charge Historic Clarke County $225.00 per month rent for the GM&O Boxcar being on city property
(Overridden by the Board April 4, 2023)

 

 

Mayor’s Veto Message No. 001
Date Issued:  March 10, 2023
Subject:  Order Issued to move the GM&O Boxcar owned by Historic Clarke County
(Mayor’s Veto Stands as Issued)
(Not Overridden)

 

 

 

 

 

WTOK Interview this week regarding Archusa Creek Dam with Mayor Steve Watkins.

CLICK OR TOUCH HERE

 

The following three (3) pages contain the correspondence sent this week to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, concerning the Archusa Creek Lake Rebuild Project.  The City of Quitman, the Clarke County Board of Supervisors and Pat Harrison Waterway District are working in close cooperation applying for the required technical assistance, comprehensive planning and preliminary cost estimates needed to begin this project. 

Mayor Steve Watkins
August 22, 2023

To download or print the following document
CLICK OR TOUCH HERE

 

The following six (6) pages contain the correspondence sent to Governor Tate Reeves this week, concerning the Archusa Creek Water Park/Archusa Creek Lake and the City of Quitman Emergency Declaration.  The Governor’s representative immediately came to Quitman to assist.

Mayor Steve Watkins
August 4, 2023

To download or print the following document
CLICK OR TOUCH HERE

Thank you to all who came out to the City of Quitman Town Hall Lunch and Learn with Meredith Massey, Chief of Preservation Planning, Certified Local Government Coordinator with the Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History.  The event was held in the Historical Depot owned by the City of Quitman, a Registered Mississippi Landmark.

 

 

 

The Quitman Woman’s Club presented City of Quitman Mayor Steve Watkins with a Wear Red Day Proclamation designating February 3, 2023 as American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women.  The movement motivates women to determine their risk for cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Shown left to right are Clubwomen:  Ann Potuk, Elaine Read, Carole Loper, Debora Reese, Becky Watkins, Judy Roberts and Meredith Carney witnessing, Mayor Steve Watkins signing.

 

“I recently received the following letter from Governor Tate Reeves awarding the City of Quitman $600,00.00 to be used for much needed wastewater and sewer improvements.  Even though this particular grant cannot be allocated for the City’s stormwater issue, it is a step in the right direction to solving other issues we face with an aging infrastructure.  It was almost a year ago when the City began the process of securing this grant and many of our residents participated in completing the necessary surveys that made all the difference.  I would like for all of you to know how much I appreciate your help and how your effort was not in vain.”    Mayor Steve Watkins

 

 

 

MEDICAL CANNABIS FACILITY BUFFER ZONE

Part of the Mississippi Department of Health and Mississippi Department of Revenue Cannabis Facility Application Process requires a land survey by a Mississippi-licensed surveyor proving that the main entrance of the facility is not within 1,000 feet of a school, church, or childcare facility’s nearest property line.  The following link will provide an approximate visual representation of adapting this requirement to the City of Quitman

CLICK HERE
TO VIEW BUFFER ZONES

 

The Mayor’s Office is providing a link for the citizens of Quitman to view the recorded version of the Mississippi Municipal League Medical Marijuana Webinar as presented on March 28, 2022.  We encourage everyone to be well informed as we prepare to discuss this important issue at our Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the Quitman Depot.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Just Click or Touch
HERE or the IMAGE ABOVE
to view the recorded webinar.

 

 

U.S. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Click the image above for the latest Weather WARNINGS, WATCHES, or ADVISORIES for Clarke Count
Click the image above for the latest Weather WARNINGS, WATCHES, or ADVISORIES for Clarke County.

               

!! SPECIAL NOTICE !!

UNTIL CONSTRUCTION OF THE
NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING
IS COMPLETE,
ALL CITY OF QUITMAN
BOARD MEETINGS
WILL BE HELD ON
THE FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS,
AT 5:00 p.m.
IN THE FREIGHT ROOM OF THE
DEPOT LOCATED AT
100 SOUTH RAILROAD AVENUE.
Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

 

CITY OF QUITMAN
WASTEWATER FACILITY PLAN

(Draft Copy)

Click Here to View

 

 

QUITMAN NOW HAS THE LATEST
USGS STREAMFLOW GAGE
LOCATED ON THE CHICKASAWHAY RIVER