City of D’Iberville holds State of the City Address

The City of D’Iberville held its annual State of the City to update the community on what the city has accomplished and what’s ahead, including what’s going on with the property that was to have the Galleria Shopping Mall near the interstate.

Community members joined inside the D’Iberville Community Center to hear all about the progress the city is making and to recognize those making a difference within the city. The ceremony began with a heartfelt thank you to retiring City Manager Clay Jones for his 29 years of service within the city. “I think you know everyone has a certain time when they feel it is appropriate to retire and for me, now is the time. My family deserves more time with me.”

Mayor Rusty Quave talked about the booming retail sales within the city and how more businesses are continuing to come to the area. “In December, we hit our first million-dollar sales tax generated and so that gives you money to get better service to the community.”

With the revenue being made from Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort and retail sales, it has been able to go back into the community to help with roads, infrastructure, and drainage issues. “I do have quite a few big-time developers that want to come in and do some bigger jobs. I look forward to working with them and we talked about the downtown area and putting in a north and south corridor to bring that road out and hopefully the locals can be involved in it.”

New businesses and projects are in the works including several new restaurants, a new car dealership, and an entertainment complex. “It’s considered a tourism type, water type park, probably about $450 million which is a lot of money, but it’s right on the interstate and you know how many cars go down that interstate.”

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