City Council to eye zoning issues Tuesday
The Biloxi City Council will face a host of residential and commercial zoning issues when it meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall.
Also on the agenda are measures to approve the appointments of Tanya Lyons Swoope and Mildred Roy to the Biloxi Development Commission; provide $18,000 in funding for two youth sports leagues, and to consider resolutions to continue work on several ongoing city projects, such as the Biloxi Sports Complex.
To see the agenda and available resolutions, click here.
‘Nemo’ located on Town Green this evening
Main Street Biloxi raises the curtain on another in its series of “drive-in” movies this evening with the 6:30 Town Green presentation of the popular animated flick “Finding Nemo.”
Moviegoers, who are asked to bring one canned food item for the Salvation Army Food Bank as admission, will find family-oriented games, nominally priced concessions, and, shortly after dark, the presentation of the Disney-Pixar movie.
Bleachers will be provided, but moviegoers also are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. The production is co-sponsored by the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi Regional Medical Center, The Bay Press and the city.
To see the lineup of other events taking place this weekend, courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.
Mayor speaks to the issues on City Desk
Mayor A.J. Holloway -- who this week took calls from Geraldo Rivera, Neil Cavuto, CNN and a host of other media types, but not a hurricane named Dennis – guests on this week’s “City Desk” webcast.
Among the topics raised by host Gary Michiels: business-interruption insurance, the impact of casinos on city services, ongoing budget work, and an update on the progress of the Caillavet Street revitalization project and the upgrades to the Cedar Lake bridge.
To listen to the 32-minute program, click here.
Big Leaguers in town next week
As many as 700 visitors – players, coaches, family members and friends – will begin arriving in Biloxi on Wednesday for the 2005 Southwest Regional Tournament for Big League Baseball.
Tournament Director Randy Jenkins, who also serves as the special projects manager for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, reports that a total of eight teams -- representing Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas -- will compete in the tournament, which will be played at the Biloxi Sports Complex.
You can find more information about the tournament online, in a section of the city web site that has been set up for tournament visitors. To see it, click here.
News and notes
Now online: Several city reports and brochures have now been posted in the Publications area of the city web site. Among the new titles: the Report on the Quality of Drinking Water in Biloxi, which is now arriving in mailboxes of Biloxi water customers; a new brochure about the Biloxi Lighthouse; updated color and black-and-white versions of the city’s standard print advertisements; and a poster about soon-to-be recognized landmark homes in Biloxi. To see the online collection of city publications and reports, click here.
Storm info: Also in the works for Biloxi residents is the 2005 version of the city’s annual Storm and Flood Preparedness guide. Flood-prone property owners received their version of the mandated report a few weeks ago (see it by clicking here), and the updated version of the citywide mailout, which is timed for release before the Aug. 16 anniversary of Hurricane Camille, is being designed now. To see the 2004 version of that mailout, click here.
Road report: See the latest on how road construction is impacting the flow of traffic citywide by reading the daily Traffic Update. To see the report, click here.
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