City of Meridian app up for discussion

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Tasks like paying bills and reporting infrastructure problems may be able to be done in the future with a simple tap on your phone screen.

The Meridian City Council discussed the idea of a city app that can do this and more at Tuesday’s work session.

"It’s kind of exciting especially if we can get the community to buy into it,” said Ward 4 Councilwoman Kim Houston.

The app is expected to house other features like job openings and push alert announcements, something Ward 1 Councilman George Thomas says could come in handy.

"It’s a good idea particularly for people who depend on their phones for communications, it will give notifications of road closures, things like that,” said Thomas. “It gives them immediate access without having to dial in, they can just tap it."

Representatives with advertising company Leading Edges discussed the benefits of the app, ensuring city leaders the $11,000 a year price tag would be worth it.

"If it's something that the citizens are interested in, I would say definitely make a phone call to the city and let us know that you are interested and would like to see that happen,” said Houston.

No action has been taken so far regarding the app.