City Council faces four meetings Tuesday

The Biloxi City Council starts a day of meetings Tuesday morning at 10 with a meeting that council members called to discuss amendments to master plans for the Isle of Capri Casino Resort and the Palace Casino Resort, two Point Cadet resorts that are aiming to re-open their doors to the public shortly after Christmas.

Each of the public meetings will be at City Hall.

After the 10 a.m. meeting, council members will discuss the city’s employee dental insurance plan in a meeting called by Mayor A.J. Holloway.

Then, at 1 p.m., council members have called a special meeting to hear about a Point Cadet development proposal by Landry’s.

No resolutions have been included on the special meetings agendas.

The regularly scheduled 1:30 p.m. council meeting has a four-item agenda, including the first reading of a request to re-zone land at Irish Hill Drive and St. Jude Avenue to allow a 12-unit condominium project. The council will not take action on this ordinance until its second reading, at a future meeting.

To see the agendas for each of the meetings, click here.

President OKs extension of FEMA reimbursement

President Bush has extended the FEMA reimbursement timetable, meaning that local communities can continue to receive 100 percent reimbursement for hurricane expenses, such as debris removal.

With the extension, cities incurring millions of dollars in storm-related expenses will be reimbursed through mid-January, which was welcome news to Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway, where debris-removal crews have about 3 million cubic yards of debris to remove from neighborhoods.

Read more about the announcement by clicking here.

Downtown to host Christmas in the City

Main Street Biloxi has announced that Christmas in the City, a day of activities throughout the Vieux Marche, will take place on Dec. 3.

Among the plans are a Children’s Walking Parade, a visit by Santa and a host of family-oriented activities.

To read more about the event, click here.