The Biloxi City Council will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. for its first look at Mayor A.J. Holloway’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year ’06, and councilmembers will gather again Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30, to discuss the mayor’s appointments of city department directors.
Both meetings will be at City Hall and are open to the public.
The issue of the confirmation of the directors – which requites a majority vote by council – was tabled by the council when Mayor A.J. Holloway placed the measure on the council agendas at meetings on July 5 and on Tuesday.
Holloway is proposing to re-appoint current department heads.
The morning council meeting will be the first of a series of workshops to draft a budget for FY ’06, which begins Oct. 1. Holloway is proposing a $108 million budget, which includes $22 million in funds for Biloxi Public Schools.
The council also has announced an Aug. 16 budget meeting.
For agendas on Tuesday’s meetings, click here.
Baseball on the air
Mississippi’s representative in the Little League Southwest Regionals in Waco., Texas – a team also known as the Biloxi Little League Major Division All-Stars – begins play in the round-robin tournament on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Games will be broadcasts locally on WXBD-AM 1490. The schedule after Sunday: Monday at 1 p.m., Tuesday at 6 p.m., with other dates to be announced. Winner of the tournament advances to the World Series.
To read more on the team, click here.
Weekend entertainment: Plenty to do
“The Showgirls,” Marcel Evans, the Nite Riders, Eddie McDaniel and a host of others can be found entertaining on local stages this weekend. To read the entertainment listings, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.
Point Cadet Marina in line for award
The City of Biloxi and its Port Division staff – particularly those who work at Point Cadet Marina – will be recognized next week when Point Cadet Marina is named a “Clean Marina” by state and national officials.
The ceremony, which will be held Frday at 10 a.m. at the Point Cadet Marina, will mark the third such designation in Biloxi. Marinas at Beau Rivage and the Palace were awarded the distinction in the past several months.
Mississippi Clean Marina coordinator Cherie Arceneaux reports that the Point Cadet ceremony, which is open to the public, is part of a two-day “Clean Marina” observance in Biloxi next weekend, with a host of exhibits to be situated at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor on Saturday morning.
To read more about the two events, click here.
News and notes
Breakfast With the Mayor: Mayor A.J. Holloway will be providing updates on a number of public improvement projects in Biloxi when he addresses the Biloxi Chamber’s “Breakfast With the Mayor” audience on Tuesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Gulf Coast Business Technology Center. The center is at 1636 Popp’s Ferry Road. The session is open to the public, and a free continental breakfast will be served.
North-south issue at Ward 6 meeting: You can read the complete background on the Tuesday’s Ward 6 ward meeting and have your own invitation to the meeting by clicking here.
On the web: Hear background on the issues du jour in this week’s “City Desk” webcast, which is hosted by Gary Michiels. To hear this week’s program, click here.
On the radar: Get the latest on roadwork and see the Biloxi Police radar schedule by clicking here.