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–Council Meeting, 1:30 pm
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(07/12/16) Can Tisdale serve as City CAO? State Ethics Commission says it’s possible. Mayor says he’s pleased to hear that; will ask for Attorney General opinion.
(07/02/16) The beach, from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor east to Harrah’s Great Lawn, will be a fireworks-free area the evening of July 4, for viewing the fireworks display that begins at 9:00 pm.
(07/02/16) Bike Biloxi, Tuesday, July 19, is a guided bike ride that leaves from the Visitors Center at 6:00 pm and travels the downtown bike route. Riders provide their own bike and helmet. The ride will stop in Downtown Biloxi for drinks and refreshment at a downtown eatery (your expense). The event is free to the public; all ages welcome. More details? 228.435.6339.
(06/30/16) Click here to see the July 5 Council Agenda
Item O under the Consent Agenda addresses the Popp’s Ferry Road extension from Pass Road to Highway 90. You may have been among those who attended the presentation some months ago at Donal Snyder Recreation Center to view a presentation on Alternate B (joined Highway 90 at the south end of Oakmont Place) and Alternate C (a bit further west, between Beach View and Maison d’Orleans), were able to question the design engineers present, and express any concerns related to the two alternate routes. Highlights of the Resolution to be acted upon, authorizing submittal of an environmental assessment:
(A) Alternate B, the preferred route, joins Highway 90 at Oakmont Place… Environmental studies have determined that it would provide more direct access to the area occupied by the Coliseum and Convention Center, and better fulfill the critical need for better ingress/egress to the north. It would be constructed largely on vacant land and require demolition of fewer residences, would cost less, and have less impact on existing wetlands than Alternative C (just west of Maison D’Orleans Apartments).
(B) City commits to issue municipal bonds in amount of $1,300,000 for the 20% local match required for federal funds ($6,500,000)already committed to the project.
(C) In conjunction with construction of a new at-grade crossing, the city must determine and designate closure of three (3) existing at-grade roadway railroad crossings.
(D) Authorizes the Mayor to negotiate three (3) crossings to close with CSX Transportation
(06/26/16) Mayor Gilich to nominate Tisdale as CAO; Nichols, current CAO accepts position with Biloxi Public Schools. Read the city’s press release.
(06/11/16) See the city’s proposed Leisure and Recreation Districts, i.e., the “Go Cup” district(s). Since it’s the First Reading, a procedural requirement, the Council will not vote on the issue until the Second Reading, likely to occur at the Council meeting of June 28. If you wish to comment on the proposed district(s), you may do so under the Citizen Comments part of the agenda at this Council meeting or the next; comments are limited to 3 minutes.
(06/09/16) Your City Council approved last month a contract with Sweep Masters, a Theodore, Ala.-based company that uses vehicular sweepers to clean parking lots across the Gulf Coast. The cost to Biloxi: $55 per curb mile or $150 an hour. Among the roadways scheduled for monthly sweeping: Caillavet Street, Howard Avenue, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, White Avenue, Pass Road, Popp’s Ferry Road (including the bridge), Cedar Lake Road to I-10, Brodie Road (Cedar Lake to Destiny Plantation), Richard Drive, Jam Lane, Debuys Road (U.S. 90 to Pass Road), Eisenhower Drive, Rodenberg Avenue and Veterans Avenue. Some streets, such as Pass Road and Popp’s Ferry Road, are scheduled to be swept twice a month. Under the plan, major thoroughfares typically will be swept at night, usually from 7 p.m. through the early morning hours, and any neighborhood streets will be swept during the day.