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2561 Brighton Circle    Biloxi, MS  39531

What's happening in Ward 5     01/24/15

January              Detailed January Calendar
27  Council Meeting  1:30   DOCKET
         Public Hearing on Short Term Rentals will be
         conducted during the Council meeting
February
03  Council Meeting  6:00   DOCKET
10  Council Meeting  1:30    DOCKET
13  Father Daughter Dance  7:00
     Donal Snyder Recreation Center, RSVP by Feb 11
     to Parks & Recreation, 228.388.7170, FREE, food

14  NeptuneMardi GrasParade  5:30MAP
17  GCCAMardi GrasParade       1:00MAP
24  Council Meeting  1:30   DOCKET

Calendar

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

Farmers' Market now open!
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00a - 4:00p under
the I-110 bridge overpass, Howard Avenue.

Traffic & Police Radar Advisories

Which streets are closed & BPD radar

Road/Drainage Improvements                  11/19/14

             Municipal Public Meetings
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Homeowner Associations & Apartment Managers in Ward 5...                                       12/14/14

Please feel free to contact me to meet with residents of your neighborhood or apartment complex about city concerns/issues that impact  you and your neighbors.

Hearing on Short-Term Rentals                01/06/15

A Public Hearing re Short-Term Rentals (often referred to as VRBO, Vacation Rental By Owner) is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, following the regularly scheduled Council meeting at 1:30.

Hearing on Tree Committee                      01/06/15

A Public Hearing re "The Possibility of Amending the City of Biloxi Code of Ordinances to establish a Tree Committee" will be conducted Thursday, January 15, 2:00, at the Planning Commission's regularly scheduled meeting.  Planning Commission meetings are held at the Community Development Auditorium, 676 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard.

       Quick Notes                              01/19/15

  • Channel Mark subdivision...  HNTB, the construction manager, met with the contractor January 7. The storm drain issue will be resolved by lining the drainage lines with plastic sleeves that will be heated/bonded to the interior of the pipes; fabrication of the custom sleeves takes about 6-8 weeks.  Also, some of the handicapped ramps will be moved; some will remain as they are; all will have the slope modified to comply with the contract specifications.  The project is now expected to conclude this spring.
  • Churchill Avenue... Work to control the erosion of the roadway is scheduled to begin after the resurfacing of Veterans Avenue is completed in the next few weeks.
  • River Place & The Enclave road work... Contracts for these projects are expected to be approved at Tuesday's Council meeting.  If approved, work is likely to begin in March.  If road and drainage bond money is still available, a few concrete panels in Bay Pointe may also be replaced.
  • Balmoral Avenue, Edgewater Park... Work has been underway for a couple of weeks now; expect detours from time to time.
  • Sidewalk along Switzer Drive and the railroad crossing on Eisenhower...  CSX Railroad has to review the plans, then MDOT (Mississippi Department of Transportation) will grant approval for the city to advertise thie project... with any luck the work will begin sometime this summer.  (CSX is notorius for their lengthy reviews...)
  • Is it possible to put in a turning bay/lane on Hwy 90 at Edgewater Drive? As per Public Works, for this to happen, a traffic study will have to be commissioned to determine if a turning bay is warranted, plans will have to be drawn for MDOT's review and approval, and the city will pay the cost of the project.  (As part of the city's big Infrastructure, utilities under the roadway of Highway 90 will be moved north of the highway.  This work, in west Biloxi, is about a year-and-a-half away.)
  • Check back for an update on the Park View lift station in a few days.
  • Road work recently completed at the intersection of Eula and DeBuys was done by the Harrison County  Utility Authority to repair a broken sewer line.  (Several constituents had inquired about this project.)