Bay Village re-zoning, other issues on agenda Tuesday

Six measures involving zoning issues are on the agenda for the City Council’s Tuesday meeting at City Hall. The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 1:30 p.m.

Two of the measures before the council involve the Planning Commission’s recommended denial of zoning changes to allow the Bay Village subdivision in west Biloxi. Other zoning issues include final plat approval for the Seashore Oaks Condominiums on Beach Boulevard, an extension of approval for variances at the Best Western Motel in west Biloxi, and the replatting of a subdivision known as Kouvarakis Gardens Subdivision, west of Rodenberg Avenue.

A measure involving the re-zoning of 18 acres of Back Bay land for casino-resort development will have its first reading and will not be voted on at Tuesday’s meeting.

To see the complete agenda – resolutions are not available online this week – click here.

Monday meeting: The Biloxi City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday at 3:30 p.m. to discuss renewal of the city’s property insurance, which expires on Monday. Council members last week tabled a proposal that would have increased the level of wind and flood coverage for city buildings. For background on the issue, click here.

Ludacris, Rain on stage this weekend

Among the weekend’s entertainment offerings are a Ludacris concert tonight at the Coast Coliseum, and Rain, the Beatles Experience at the Beau Rivage.

You can also get a preview of the Fourth of July events in listings compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau. To see the listings, click here.

A centennial observance at City Hall

The City of Biloxi on Monday will observe the centennial of the building housing City Hall, a three-story marble structure that once served as a U.S. Post Office, federal courthouse and Customs House.

A 5:30 to 7 p.m. public reception is planned for the day, which marks the 100th anniversary of the building being declared “completed satisfactorily.” The building became City Hall in 1960 and joined the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Among those scheduled to attend Monday’s ceremony: U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, former mayors and councilmembers, and Bryan Rosetti, a Biloxi High School student who will portray Laz Quave, Biloxi’s mayor when the federal building became City Hall.

A display chronicling the early years of the building also will be unveiled. To get a sneak preview, click here.

News and notes

KaBOOM!: The fun-loving folks from KaBOOM! will lead volunteers and partner agencies in a playspace build at Busch Park in east Biloxi on Saturday. For details about the project and how you can be involved, click here.

Storm and Flood info: The city’s annual Storm & Flood Preparedness guide should begin arriving in mailboxes throughout the city beginning on Saturday or Monday. You can see the 12-page newsletter and a host of other information in the city’s online storm center. To go there, click here.

Road work: The weekday Traffic Update from the Public Works Department provides an overview of major roadwork taking place throughout the city. To see today’s report,
click here.