Tuesday, January 24
Council Meeting, 1:30
Saturday, January 28
-Trip to Wonderland, ages birth-5
–Excel By 5, Lopez school campus
–10:00-11:45 a.m.
Saturday, February 4
Baseball & Softball Registration
Tuesday, February 7
-Council Meeting, 6:00
Saturday, February 11
Baseball & Softball Registration
Tuesday, February 14
-Council Meeting, 1:30
Tuesday, February 21
-Council Meeting, 1:30
Friday, February 24
-Seniors Mardi Gras Luncheon, Noon
-Special Needs Mardi Gras Ball, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, February 28
Friday, March 17
-Special Needs St. Patrick’s Day Dance, 6:00 pm


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(01/19/17)  Tuesday’s agenda finds First Readings on three re-zoning matters: (1) Proposed development for Belle La Vie planned community in Ward 7, (2) Proposed neighborhood business on Baker Street, Ward 2, and (3) Re-zoning of two parcels on Pine Grove Avenue in conjunction with a proposed RV park, Ward 5Scroll down for additional information posted earlier on the Belle La Vie (01/13) and RV Park (01/09) matters.  Generally, during a First Hearing a Motion and a Second are made but no discussion occurs, nor is a vote taken.  During the Second Hearing, usually the next regularly scheduled Council meeting (Tuesday, February 7, 6:00 pm), the matter is discussed and the Council votes.  As at every Council meeting, during Citizen Comments individuals have 3 minutes to address Council on the subject of their choice; 45 minutes total is set aside for comments.

(01/13/17)  Belle la Vie, a proposed master planned community at the northern edge of the city limits (Woolmarket), will likely come before the Council on Tuesday, January 24, 1:30 pm for a First Reading to rezone the 600 acre site that will be developed in 22 phases.  Click here to see a map of the proposed re-zoning (pdf)  A Second Reading and Council vote on this issue would be expected to occur at their next regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday, February 7, at 6:00 pm.  Citizens who wish to speak in favor or in opposition to this proposed rezoning will have 3 minutes to address the Council during Citizen Comments.

(01/13/17)  MLK Day or Great American’s Day?  (Update, 10:00 pm) Gilich: Change name to match federal holiday
(9:00 pm)A tweet from the City of Biloxi earlier today noted that city offices would be closed Monday, January 16, for “Great American’s Day”.  This generated some comments from irate citizens and some media (local and national) as to why it was not “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day”.  Seems that the city, in 1985, designated, by ordinance, the third Monday of January as Great American’s Day (believed to be following the state’s designation of state holidays at that time, perhaps). I’ve always referred to the holiday as MLK Day, as does the city, which has supported events on that day for a number of years.  The ordinance obviously should have been updated/revised decades ago to accurately reflect Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Now you know the rest of the story…  Click here to see the current ordinance, 15-2-2, listing city holidays and the 1985 ordinance listing city holidays.

(01/10/17)  Need a job? Biloxi Shuckers hiring for 2017 season… click here

(01/09/17)  For residents of Briarfield subdivision: The Planning Commission approved the rezoning request for Case No. 17-002-PC, Newman RV Park (see next entry below) by a 10-0 vote last Thursday, January 5th.  Looking ahead, this issue will most likely come before Council on Tuesday, January 24, (if the Planning Commission transcript has been transcribed) for a First Reading (no vote) followed by a Second Reading, and vote, on Tuesday, February 7, 6:00 pm.  Citizens who wish to speak in favor or in opposition to this proposed rezoning will have 3 minutes to address the Council during Citizen Comments.
Click here for current zoning of this property, 130 Pine Grove Avenue and and surrounding properties.
Click here for Land Development Ordinance tables noting businesses permitted in the different zoning classifications.
Click here to see the city’s Land Development Ordinance Manual.

(01/09/17)  Check out “Useful Links” at the top of this page… or click here.  I’ll consider adding any links you send me…

(01/04/17)  For those residing in the Briarfield subdivision (Beach View Ave., Pine Grove Ave. and Briarfield Ave.), the Planning Commission meets Thursday, January 5, 2:00, at the Community Development building to hear a number of cases.  The public is permitted to comment for/against cases on the agenda.  Among them is Case No. 17-002-PC — Beachview Newman, LLC, represented by Tom Newman — an application requesting a Zoning Map Amendment, to consider a change in zoning for two (2) parcels of land collectively measuring 120’ X 204’ (more or less) in size, from their current zoning district classification of RM-30 High-Density Multi-Family Residential to CB Community Business, for those properties identified as 130 Pine Grove Avenue, and also an unnumbered parcel fronting to Pine Grove Avenue.  Click here to view the complete agenda that includes a Tree Hearing.

(12/27/16)  Biloxi Farmers’ Market, Tuesdays & Thursdays… produce, plants, homemade baked goods, and more!  Under the 1-110 bridge overpass on Howard Avenue, 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m…. for more details contact Tina Cowart, 228.388.2443.

(12/23/16)  The next regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting is Thursday, January 5See the Agenda

(12/17/16)  It’s possible to view the Docket that the Council approves at each regularly scheduled meeting!  The docket, which lists city expenses/payments to be approved by Council, appears under the Routine Agenda part of the Council agenda.  To view the docket, click on the Council Agenda (city’s home page, top left corner); when the agenda appears, scroll down to the Routine Agenda and click on the blue link right beside it… the Docket appears!  (It’s a PDF [portable format document], so you’ll need the PDF viewer, Adobe Acrobat… the download’s free.)  Click Here to see the Docket for Tuesday’s Council meeting.

(12/14/16)  The Engineering Department’s GIS team (Geographic Information System) maps Biloxi from a number of practical perspectives that may be of interest to some of you. If you visit the city’s GIS geoportal/website, click on the “Layers” link near the top left corner of the page and you’ll be able to view city subdivisions, historic properties, flood insurance rate maps, etc., by checking the box(es) beside the topic(s) that interest you and that information appears on the map you’re viewing.  For example, check the box beside  the topic Subdivisions and a list of all the developed subdivisions, by name (and color coded) appear on the map.  On the right side of the page are tools you can click on to help you view the map, i.e., magnify or reduce parts of the map to help you zoom in/out on what you’re seeing or searching for.  To go to the GIS geoportal, click here.  It’s pretty cool…

(12/09/16)  I’m hearing that some business owners are disappointed that temporary signs (banner flags, feather flags, etc.) are permitted only for two (2) thirty day periods in their annual permitting period, as stated by city ordinance prior to Hurricane Katrina. Following Hurricane Katrina, such restrictions for temporary signs were lifted by Council action because almost all business signs were damaged or destroyed by the hurricane.  On March 3, 2015, Council revised Ordinance 2274, that permitted businesses to use temporary signs for one additional year and included Section 2, “… and at that time… shall automatically revert to the version effective prior to the adoption of this ordinance… “.  Apparently business owners are learning of the restrictions when they apply/receive their new permit.  Please contact me if you’d like to discuss this issue.  Click here to read the ordinance approved March 3, 2015. 

(10/30/16)  Another periodic reminder that I’m always happy to meet with Home Owner Associations or neighborhood groups in Ward 5 to discuss your city-related concerns… I’m just an e-mail or phone call away.  Not sure if you reside in Ward 5?  See the map.

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