Saturday, December 3
– Christmas on the Water Boat Parade, 6:00
Tuesday, December 6
Council Meeting, 6:00
Tuesday, December 13
-Council Meeting, 1:30
Friday, December 16
Special Needs Christmas Dance, 6:00
Tuesday, December 20
-Council Meeting, 1:30

REMINDERS…

(09/02/16) Waste Pro (Garbage & Recycle)
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(08/19/16) HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS (MDOT)
Are you prepared?

(02/15/16)  I’ve added a link to Crime Mapping (above) which tracks crime, by location, in Biloxi.  See Frequently Asked Questions to understand how this program may help you.

(02/15/16)  If you’re looking for an item that appeared on this page previously but is no longer listed/shown, click on the Archives link at the top right corner of this webpage.

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(11/23/16)  A reminder that Waste Pro’s rubbish pick-up day, regularly scheduled on Fridays, has been moved to Saturday this week because of Thanksgiving.

(11/23/16)  Council listened to public comments and discussed the possibility of redrawing ward lines at yesterday’s Public Hearing; six city residents voiced their opinions during the Citizen Comments portion of the hearing.  Although no vote has been taken, comments indicate there may not be enough Council support to change the ward lines.  The issue is on the Council agenda for Tuesday, November 29.

The city contracted with Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District (SMPDD) to conduct the study based on two annexations that added territory (approximately 250 residents) to Ward 7.    During their presentation it was noted that pre-clearance and post-clearance by the Department of Justice are no longer required for changing ward lines.  SMPDD noted that Keesler Air Force Base and off-base military housing were included in the current ward lines established in 2013 (six weeks before city elections that year), however, the number of residents in those areas were not included in calculating the population of each ward; wards 2 and 3 have significantly more residents than calculated in 2013.  (See the current ward map and the proposed alternatives in the entry below.)  Generally, by law, municipalities must use census data to consider/revise/balance their voting districts/wards after the latest census data is available.  The next national census will be conducted in 2020; that data will be available sometime in 2021. 

(11/17/16)  A Special Council meeting, called by the Mayor, has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 22, 1:30, for a Public Hearing to redistrict the wards for the purpose of electing City Council Members; the proposed ward boundary re-designation identified as Plan 1, as well as alternative proposals Plan 2 and Plan 3, and the new polling places, if any, to be located in those newly designated wards, and to present the demographic information upon which it is based.  City elections will be conducted next spring.
See the proposed changes:    
Proposed #1      Proposed #2      Proposed #3     Proposed #4, No Change

(11/15/16)  Sign up for news and information about your city… Bmail delivered to your inbox.  Just click here.

(11/15/16) Waste Pro’s Service Schedule Change (garbage, recycle and rubbish services) for the week of Thanksgiving Day… Click to read.

(11/13/16)  I’ve placed a link to the city’s jobs listing at the top of this column for those interested.

(11/01/16)  A First Reading was conducted on the ordinance establishing Waterfront Design Standards and Guidelines within the Point Cadet, Back Bay of Biloxi, Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, and West Beach Boardwalk Overlay District during last night’s Council meeting.  A Public Hearing on this topic will be conducted Tuesday, November 29, 1:30, City Hall, for further discussion and public comments on the proposed ordinance.  Please feel free to read/review the standards and share any questions or concerns you have with me, ptisdale1@yahoo.comClick here to see the Waterfront Design Standards and Guidelines.

(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.

(10/18/16)  The Balmoral Avenue (Edgewater Park) drainage project is almost complete.  A walk-through was conducted last week to develop a punch list of items to be completed before the project is considered “finished” and the contractor’s final pay application can be presented to the city council for approval.  Those residents on Balmoral who have concerns that some contractual aspects of this project are still incomplete, for example, the grassing issue on either side of the roadway, are encouraged to e-mail me ptisdale1@yahoo.com so I can follow up on your concerns prior to council’s approval of the final pay application.

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