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Jackson church complained of no water/sewer connections

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – A Jackson congregation accused the city of keeping them from moving into their new church.

Tuesday night they took their frustrations to the city council.

Members of Faith Worship & Outreach packed council chambers to confront council members.

Several members of the congregation signed up for public comment to ask city leaders to help their cause.

Church officials said their new $2 million dollar facility on Medgar Evers Boulevard was completed in September.

They said public works department employees have been giving them the runaround and not allowing them to get water and sewer connections.

There are about 250 members in the 37 year old congregation.

"We're just asking them to provide us with utilities. If they'll bring a tap to our location, we're prepared to pay to come from the church to the tap," said Faith Worship & Outreach Pastor Lester Hughes.

City staff and engineers agreed to meet with church officials Thursday to come to some resolution.

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