Tuesday, October 27
Council workshop, 10:30
-short-term rentals Q&A with state Department of Revenue reps
Council Meeting, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 31
Set your clock back one hour before going to bed… Daylight Savings Time ends Tuesday, November 1, 2:00 am
Tuesday, November 3
Election Day, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sample Ballot      Voter ID 

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Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day, all city offices are closed
Thu-Fri, November 26-27

Thanksgiving, all city offices are closed
Thu-Fri, December 24-25
Christmas, all city offices are closed
Friday, January 1
New Year’s, all city offices are closed
Monday, January 18
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
All city offices are closed
Saturday, February 6
Deadline for candidates to qualify for city elections
Tuesday, February 16
Mardi Gras, all city offices are closed
Friday, April 2
Good Friday, all city offices are closed
Tuesday, April 6
City Primary Election
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Tuesday, April 27
Primary runoff elections…
if they are necessary
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Monday, May 31

Memorial Day, all city offices are closed
Tuesday, June 8  
City General Election
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Sunday, July 4
Independence Day
Monday, September 6
Labor Day, all city offices are closed

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(10/24/20)  The city’s FY 2019 audit (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, 2019) will be a late addition to the Council agenda Tuesday.  

(10/23/20)  Next Council meeting: Tuesday, October 27 1:30 pm.  Agenda
   Of particular interest…
(1) 4A Appointment, Jeffrey Braden, Coast Transit Authority board
(2) 5B Reappointment Elmer Williams, Architect & Hist Rev Commission
(3) 5C Reappointment Arlene Canaan, Architect & Hist Rev Commission
(4) 5D Reappointment Wallace Barnes, Architect & Hist Rev Commission
(5) 5E Pay balance of cost, Golden Fisherman statue, Seafood Museum
(6) 5M Tri-Party Agreement, $15,000, incentive grant, 560 Howard Ave.
(7) 5P Sale of city surplus property on Caillavet Street
(8) To be added… Audit FY2019 (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report)

(10/19/20)  Erosion prevention measures underway at the Churchill Avenue ditch.  The picture on the left shows rip-rap installed to slow erosion by the culverts.  Picture on the right… a knee wall under construction to slow/stop erosion along the west bank of the ditch.

(10/19/20) Demolition of empty homes on Oakmont Place has begun.  The removal of several vacated homes is part of the Popp’s Ferry Road Extension project, connecting Pass Road to Beach Boulevard.

(10/14/20)  Miss the Ward 5 meeting?  See the video  See written summary

(10/13/20)  West Biloxi boardwalk is chugging along… lights are up (not sure if they’re “on” yet) but some odds and ends of work remain… anticipated completion date is the end of October.

Veterans Blvd, looking west                             Camellia St, looking east

(06/14/20) Hurricane Katrina infrastructure projects; still ahead…
   The “North Project” (roughly Biloxi Bay to the beach, from Forrest Avenue to Point Cadet) has gotten a lot of attention because it’s huge and has taken years more to complete than anticipated… some would say never ending.  But, the North Project is nearing completion… Oscar Renda Contractors are wrapping up pipe installation repairs before putting a final layer of asphalt down on the remaining roads. Finishing fence replacements, incomplete sidewalks, etc., will continue for the next several months.

   All Hurricane Katrina infrastructure projects north of the railroad tracks (and those north of Biloxi Bay) have been completed with the exception of the North Project .
   Still, more projects lie ahead… all south of the railroad tracks.   See Map

Project Code Contractor Est Finish Est Cost
BVW1 & BVW2 Hemphill Construction Completed
SXSS Lane Construction   Fall, 2021 $11.0M
STM1 & STM2 Necaise Brothers 30 months $32.0M
BEA1, BEA2, BEA3  Bids in fall 2020 18 months $18.2M
ROD9 Bids in summer 2021 N/A $15.3M
BVE1 & BVE2 Bids in spring 2022 N/A $24.1M

   After bids are awarded but before construction begins to replace the water lines, sewer lines, drainage lines, roads and sidewalks, a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled for an explanation of what will be occurring and to answer questions neighborhood residents may have.  If you live in one of those neighborhoods, be sure to attend!  It’s been my experience that only about 10% of the residents, if that many, attend these pre-construction meetings… they’re for your benefit.

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