What's happening in Ward 5 11/22/14
Big Lake Rd >>> 25 mph!
Street light out in Ward 5?
Mississippi Power Co. at 1-877-656-1836
Pick up debris, trimmings, etc.
Public Works at 228-435-6271
Which streets are closed and BPD radar
Balmoral Avenue Update 11/12/14
The Balmoral Avenue Pre-Construction meeting will be held Tuesday, November 25, 6:00 pm, at the Donal Snyder Recreation Center on Pass Road. Residents in Edgewater Park should be receiving notices in the mail in the very future.
Short Term Rentals aka VRBO 11/08/14
The issue of short-term rental property (rented for less than 30 days), sometimes referred to as Vacation Rental By Owner (BRBO) is seeing more property owners come before the Planning Commission requesting the required Conditional Use in specific zones that will enable them to market their property (a second home) for profit. There's an estimated 160 residences in Biloxi that are being advertised online. Only one short-term rental property has been approved by the city council. Property owners planning to make their property available as a short term rental need to be aware that Homestead exemption and taxes are associated issues. Council approval for the most recent Conditional Use request for a short-term rental has been tabled until a Public Hearing has been conducted on the topic; no date has been set for the Public Hearing. All short-term rentals require approval by the Planning Commission and then by the city council to operate legally in the city limits.
Baseball Letter to Ticket Holders 11/08/14 Because I purchased season baseball tickets, I received a letter from Biloxi Baseball, the Class AA team coming to Biloxi next year, that noted the owners "are projecting a late April/early May date to begin play at MGM Park, based on weather, construction, etc. If the weather worsens, the date could be later in the spring." The team name and logo will be unveiled at the Saenger Theater on Reynoir Street, Monday, November 24, at 4:00 pm .
Road/Drainage Improvements 11/19/14 About a year ago, the Council approved $14 Million in bonds to improve roads and drainage throughout the city. I asked for the list of roads and drainage projects that would be addressed. Council members were asked for their input, as was the Public Works department. Click the button below to see the projects, listed by ward.
Municipal Public Meetings
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New Sidewalk for Atkinson Road11/22/14
Public meeting to learn more, Mon., Nov. 24, at the Donal Snyder Recreation Center; Click to read more...
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