The Biloxi City Council will meet tonight to avoid scheduling conflicts with Tuesday’s municipal primary elections.
Councilmembers face an agenda of less than a dozen issues for the 6 p.m. meeting. Among the measures: approval of advertising for sale of lots in the Caillavet Street revitalization area, appointment of Wanda Hurlbert to the Biloxi Public Library board, purchase of a dual purpose canine and training ammunition for the Police Department.
Individual resolutions are unavailable, but you can see the agenda by clicking here.
Poll workers get briefing on upcoming primaries
Several dozen poll workers who will be staffing the municipal party primaries Tuesday gathered at City Hall Friday afternoon for a refresher course on regulations and guidelines governing elections, and technicians tested the electronic voting machines that will be employed at voting precincts throughout the city.
For more information on the party primaries, including ward maps and a list of candidates, click here.
Seafood poster now on sale at Visitors Center
A new poster commemorating the Golden Fisherman and the Biloxi seafood industry is now available -- $5 each – at the Visitors Center on the Town Green.
The 24-by-36-inch full-color poster features the Golden Fisherman surrounded by about a thousand names of Biloxi families associated with the seafood industry and a listing of Shrimp Festival royalty dating back to 1948.
To see a small, online version of the poster, click here.
Funding process underway for social service agencies
The city has mailed funding guidelines to the nearly three dozen social service agencies that Biloxi taxpayers have helped fund over the years, and agencies are being notified that the deadline to request funding applications for FY ’05-06 is June 1.
For info on the project, e-mail Federal Programs Manager Susan Pickich.
And to see how social service funding by the city has mushroomed – from $25,000 in FY ’90 to more than a million dollars in the current budget -- click here.
News and notes
Get it right: Police Chief Bruce Dunagan has a message for U.S. 90 motorists, particularly those on U.S. 90 near the Town Green: The right-hand turn lane is for right-hand turns only, and motorists traveling in the lane must turn right at the first intersection they approach. Hear more about the issue and what police are doing about it in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen, click here.
Petit Bois drainage: Mayor A.J. Holloway is sending postcards this week to a number of residents in the Petit Bois subdivision, where a drainage improvement project is pending. To read the postcards for yourself, click here.