DRC Agenda for Wednesday, October 06, 2021

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Popp’s Ferry bridge, harbors open

The Popp’s Ferry bridge is now able to accommodate marine traffic, and Biloxi’s public harbors and marinas are now open to boaters who agree to sign a waiver upon return. “We’ve made initial inspections of the harbors and marinas,” said Port Division Manager Larry Sablich, “but for the time being those boaters who want to […]

DRC Agenda for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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Gilich on AMR: ‚ÄėWe‚Äôve got to figure out a solution‚Äô

Mayor Andrew ‚ÄúFoFo‚ÄĚ Gilich was at the Harrison County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, Aug. 9 to hear a report from AMR, the ambulance company whose response times in Biloxi for July averaged 25 minutes and in some cases, there was no response to calls. AMR representatives, who are under exclusive contract with Harrison County […]

DRC Agenda for Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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Two Biloxi parks to get Sparkling treatment

Two Biloxi parks will be getting new community gardens as part of the second annual nationwide Cheers to You Beautification Program sponsored by Talking Rain Beverage Co., the maker of Sparkling Ice beverages. The program will see the installation of community gardens at St. Mary’s Park and Savarro Park, and new playground equipment at St. […]

Biloxi A to Z: Here’s what’s happening

Headlines from today’s Biloxi A to Z report: — Golf carts, not just yet. — Rain, it was a bunch, but work has resumed. Before and after images. — Drugs. The cops want ’em on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — COVID 19. Still out there. Get vaccinated. No charts today. — They’ll […]

Biloxi A to Z: Weather warning, road work, COVID and more

A flood warning has been issued for the Biloxi River, where the river is expected to crest nearly a half foot above flood stage, at 12 feet 5 inches after midnight tonight. Emergency managers remind those living near the river to take appropriate measures to protect life and property, and to monitor weather updates. The […]

SOTC 2021: What you didn’t hear

It happens every year. Either because of continuity, timing or “whatever,” as Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich might say, a number of words do not make it into the State of the City presentation. This year was no exception. “It’s not that these things are not important. They are,” Gilich said. “Our issue is that we […]

No Planning Commission Meeting for January 21, 2020. There will be a workshop instead.

City Council Regular Meeting Agenda for Tuesday December 29, 2020

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Debris: The big picture and Q&A

The city’s debris teams on Monday marked their 19th working day, on track to have a “first pass” of the entire city completed mid-December. In all, the crews, as of Monday, had hauled away more than 117 cubic yards of the estimated 200,000 cubic yards of debris Hurricane Zeta left in Biloxi. Crews have mailed […]

City Council Revised Agenda for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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City Council Regular Meeting Agenda for Tuesday April 28, 2020

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Mayor’s daily update: Police patrols, latest numbers

The Biloxi Police Department has developed a new team that monitors social distances on the beach during the day and turns into a business watch during the night, making sure that closed businesses are secure. The measure, which police have had in place for a week now, is one of the announcements in Mayor Andrew […]

City limits traffic to public buildings

All non-emergency City of Biloxi facilities are essentially closed to walk-in traffic, but city business is being conducted by phone or email. City staff remains working in respective departments, but access to buildings is limited. The Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center and other public safety centers remains open for emergency issues. “These are extraordinary steps, but […]

City Council Regular Meeting Agenda for Tuesday February 18, 2020

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City Council Revised Agenda for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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November newsletter due out this week

Biloxi’s eight casinos took in $883.5 million in the just-concluded fiscal year, the highest gross gaming revenue figure in a decade. That news, which caught the attention of columnist Nick L. Shrimp, is one of the dozen or so features in the November issue of the citywide newsletter, BNews Monthly, which is due this week […]

DRC Agenda Wednesday October 2, 2019

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Take 2: Another night of BTV testing

Biloxi native Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959, tells the story of the Biloxi Lighthouse in a 2004 documentary airing this evening on BTV: Biloxi Television, the city‚Äôs burgeoning TV channel now carried on Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Channel 56 in Biloxi. In all, nearly six hours of programming are scheduled to air as part […]

AHRC Agenda for Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Robert McKeithen: ‘An unbelievably fine policeman’

Update May 8: A conversation with the McKeithen family. See the story and the videoAlso, see the video of the laying of a wreath by city officials and of the vigil. Update: May 7: City officials laid a wreath and prayed for Officer Robert McKeithen near his patrol car and a prayer vigil was held, […]

City Council Revised Agenda for Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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City Council Special Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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City Council Special Meeting Agenda for Tuesday April 16, 2019

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Biloxi, this one’s for you

The explorer Pierre Le Moyne d‚ÄôIberville sets foot on the Biloxi shoreline moments from now, just as he did 320 years ago on this date, Feb. 13, 1699, and a few of our friends have a greeting for him and our city.  The party begins at 3 p.m. and continues throughout the afternoon with a […]

No DRC meeting for Wednesday December 12, 2018

AHRC Agenda for Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Zoom, zoom! Cruisin’ heads into final days

This year’s record-setting Cruisin’ The Coast rolls into its final stretch this weekend, and Biloxi Police Chief John Miller, whose department has the task of keeping traffic moving safely in Biloxi, says it’s been a smooth ride. “Everything’s been good so far,” Miller said, as the eight-day Coastwide parade of cars today announced its registration […]

Hemphill to begin work on Porter next week

Porter Avenue south of the CSX railway will be a bevy of construction next week, as Hemphill Construction begins replacing drainage and water mains on the street, which is north of the Biloxi Lighthouse off U.S. 90. “Two-lanes of traffic will be maintained and opened on Porter although there is a possibility that Porter for […]

DRC Agenda for Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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DRC Agenda, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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AHRC Agenda for Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Gilich seeks OK for library plans

The city’s Finance Division, which has been housed since Hurricane Katrina in the Old Biloxi Public  Library across from the Half Shell Restaurant on Lameuse Street, will be moving to the third floor of the U.S. Post Office on Main Street under a plan Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is asking the City Council to approve […]

City Council Revised Agenda for Tuesday October 3, 2017

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Heads up: You’ll hear the tornado siren test at noon

Residents throughout Biloxi will hear a one-minute test of the city’s emergency warning system today at noon. The city‚Äôs 10 warning sirens are tested simultaneously the first Wednesday of every month, blasting a tornado alert for one minute. The sirens are to help alert residents to the impending dangers of a tornado or hurricane.  The […]

Planning Commission Agenda for Thursday April 20, 2017

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City seeking nominees for Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame

The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the 2017 class of the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame. Nominees must meet a criteria and are selected on athletic achievements, advancement in sports and community service.  Applications may be acquired weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation office […]

DRAFT Saltgrass Steakhouse project moving forward DRAFT

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is hoping to speed up the city’s regulatory process involving the permitting of a new upscale steakhouse on Point Cadet since the development has already been months in the making. The Saltgrass Steakhouse, a brand owned by Golden Nugget parent firm Landry’s, appeared before the city’s Development Review Committee […]

Another year, another great block party

“It was a perfect day,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said from his City Hall office this afternoon, after wandering through some 1,500 cars and thousands of car enthusiasts for the annual Cruisin’ the Coast Downtown Biloxi Block Party. “I think it was great,” Gilich declared. “Everybody had a great time, the weather was perfect, and […]

MDOT to temporarily close lanes on I-110 next week

MDOT has announced that workers will have temporary nighttime closures of lanes on I-110 beginning next week to allow for inspection of the span of the highrise bridge. Sections of the northbound and southbound lanes at the I-110 draw bridge will be closed Monday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 25 from 8¬†p.m. to 5 a.m. […]

DRC Agenda for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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FY 2016 TIGER Grant Projects

The section the city website contains documents concerning the city’s current applications for federal TIGER grants. The program — Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery —¬†is a supplementary discretionary grant program included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.   The City of Biloxi‚Äôs FY2016 TIGER Discretionary Grant Application: Woolmarket Gateway Project The following […]

Planning Commission for Thursday, April 21, 2016

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DRC Agenda for Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Locations of new historical markers

Here are the titles and locations of the city’s initial collection of 10 new historical markers, created and erected in late 2015: The Evolution of Biloxi Tourism,¬†On the grounds of the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd. The Biloxi Lighthouse,¬†On Beach Boulevard, south of the Lighthouse, at Porter Avenue and U.S. 90, at north edge […]

State of the City 2016

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, speaking to a standing-room audience in his first State of the City address, acknowledged the poor condition of roads under construction in east Biloxi and made two promises about the work: temporary paving is in the works for major thoroughfares, and residents and businesses would not see a repeat when the […]

City of Biloxi Restore Act applications

Here is a list of the grants requests the City of Biloxi has made to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Restore Act portal, as of Dec. 12, 2015.   Point Cadet Waterfront Boardwalk and Marina¬†Improvements, Biloxi Small Craft Harbor Expansion¬†and Tricentennial Park Improvements $35 million requested The project includes upgrading the existing Point Cadet […]

City of Biloxi tidelands grant applications FY 2017

 Process and history | DMR ranking of applications | Tidelands revenue | Tidelands awards   Here is a list of Tidelands applications submitted by the City of Biloxi, as of Dec. 12, 2015, to be considered by the state Legislature in its January session, for Fiscal Year 2017.    West Biloxi Festival Boardwalk and Boat Ramp $3 million […]

City unveils plans for Tidelands, Restore Act applications

The City of Biloxi is applying for $14.5 million in Tidelands funds for waterfront improvements along Back Bay and west beach, and at the same time is applying for more than $112 million in funds through the state’s Restore Act. The proposals include improvements and expansions of city marinas and harbors for recreational and charter […]

Planning Commission Agenda for Thursday, November 19, 2015.

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Biloxi Connect: Frequently asked questions

  Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Biloxi Connect, the new online or mobile service designed to help residents make service requests quickly and conveniently.   Why does the city offer this service? This service is designed to make communicating with the city easier, and to take advantage of available technology.   […]

Baseball, music and other performing arts

Lots to do this weekend. The Biloxi Shuckers host the Chatanooga Lookouts at MGM Park; Lady Antebellum plays the Coast Coliseum; Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell play the IP; “Yaye” continues its run at the Beau Rivage, and, of course “Katraina +10” is at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. See the entire lineup .

Kirkland to lead development, innovation efforts

Continuing his restructuring of Biloxi municipal operations, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich today announced the creation of a new position within the mayor’s office, and selected a former Biloxi CAO to fill it. “I was elected in large part because of my commitment to more aggressively pursue economic development and my pledge to address 21st century […]

Storm prep guide being delivered across Biloxi

Residents and business owners throughout Biloxi are now receiving the city‚Äôs annual Storm & Flood Preparedness guide in their mailboxes, just as the peak of hurricane season arrives. The 12-page compendium includes a storm tracking map; information on evacuation routes and shelters; tips on how to create a storm plan for your family; frequently called […]

DRC Agenda for Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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No shucking: Gilich says let’s ‘Play Ball’ June 6

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich announced today it’s time to play ball on June 6. The mayor said an agreement is now in place to open MGM Park for the June 6 Biloxi Shuckers home game against the Mobile Bay Bears. “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve been able to reach an agreement with the Biloxi […]

DRC for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Biloxi casinos pass $2 billion mark in taxes paid

Biloxi’s casino gaming industry, which marked its 20th anniversary in 2012, achieved a milestone without much fanfare last month: The industry crossed the $2 billion-dollar mark in taxes paid to state and local governments. Gaming figures compiled by the city, based on state collection of $16.6 billion in revenue from Biloxi casinos, show the casino […]

Pass, Popp’s Ferry signals remain down

Traffic signals at Popp’s Ferry and Pass Roads, downed yesterday by a vehicle accident, are not expected to be fully operational until around noon today. The intersection has been converted to a four-way stop until repairs are completed. Police also may be at the intersection, helping to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently. Motorists should […]

Planning Commission Agenda for Thursday, April 16, 2015

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DRC Agenda for Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Planning Commission Agenda for Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Beauvoir goes Scottish this weekend

You’ll find plenty of pipe bands, Irish dancing, sheep herding and jousting this weekend as Beauvoir hosts the two-day Scottish Highland Games, one of this weekend’s top events. The festival features traditional foods, such as meat pies, sausage rolls and pastries, and other fair fare. A host of vendors will offer unique Scottish and Irish […]

There will not be a Planning Commission Meeting on Thursday September 18, 2014

There will not be a Planning Commission Meeting held on July 3, 2014

AHRC Agenda for Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Planning Commission Agenda for Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Planning Commission Agenda for Thursday, June 5, 2014

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MDOT to close I-110 June 2-3 and June 15-19

MDOT has announced that the I-110 highrise will be closed to all traffic on Monday and Tuesday (June 2-3) from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. and again on June 15-19 as contractors move into the final stages of an $8.5 million upgrade of the bridge‚Äôs mechanical and electrical systems. MDOT says that although the contract […]

No DRC on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

No DRC for Wednesday April 30, 2014

There will be no DRC April 30, 2014.

Keesler reports $1.1 billion impact in FY ’13

Keesler’s total economic impact for Fiscal Year 2013 has been calculated at more than $1.1 billion. The figure was finalized as base officials completed the annual process of data assimilation and validation. “Those economic impact numbers are a reflection of the incredible dedication, talent and experience of each member of Team Keesler. We’re proud that […]