Dozens of residents turned out Thursday
for open houses at new fire stations in east Biloxi and Woolmarket
in what Mayor A.J. Holloway later referred to as a “$2 million day” for
the city, referring to the million-dollar construction cost of each
To see photos from the dedication ceremonies, click here.
Holloway, meantime, will be asking the City Council on Tuesday to name the new Woolmarket-Eagle Point station as the Barthes-Sentell Fire Station, in honor of two longtime Biloxi fire chiefs. To read his resolution, click here.
Appointments, subdivision on council agenda
Mayor A.J. Holloway will ask the Biloxi
City Council on Tuesday to confirm the appointment of Jerry Creel as
the city’s Community Development Department director.
The request is one of more than a dozen
measures on the agenda for the council’s 1:30 p.m. meeting at
City Hall. The meeting, as usual, is open to the public.
Among the other issues scheduled: approval of 139 residential lots in the Goose Point subdivision north of Pass Road at Eisenhower; approval of a lease agreement between the city and Premier Entertainment for a new seafood restaurant to be located on city property near the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; and approval of almost $13,000 for the Woolmarket Little League Baseball program.
To read the entire agenda and available resolutions, click here.
Weekend fare: Robert Plant, Ronnie McDowell
Robert Plant and Ronnie McDowell are among the headliners in town this weekend, and you can see the entire list of things to see and do online, thanks to listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. To read more, click here.
News and notes
- Marker Madness: Students
from the seventh grade science class at Mercy Cross High School
will be making storm drains from Reynoir to Main streets Saturday morning
in an effort to help remind residents that anything dumped into
these drains will end up in nearby waterways. The work, being organized
by Christy Lebatard of the city’s Engineering Division, is
part of a coastwide effort to help protect the environment. Other
groups interested in taking part in future projects should e-mail Christy
- Petit Bois work: City
engineer Damon Torricelli reports that contractor Kappa Development
is scheduled to begin a $921,000 drainage improvement project in
Rue Petit Bois April 4. Details about the work – which will
take place in city drainage easements behind homes – will
be in forthcoming postcards to nearby residents. Incidentally, to
see a list of major streets and drainage projects in the current
city budget, click
- Webcast: Hear
the latest on city issues of note in “City Desk,” the
weekly webcast hosted by Gary Michiels, publisher of The Bay Press.
To listen, click
- Traffic report: You can see how road work is
impacting the flow of traffic by clicking