Cool down on the Biloxi Town Green tonight

The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month by hosting a water themed movie night tonight on the Biloxi Town Green.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the green space at the corner of U.S. 90 and Main Street will be filled with carnival games and waterslide. Then at dusk, the movie Aquaman will be shown.

“This is a great way for the community to come out, come together and enjoy recreation activities outside,” Parks & Recreation Director Cheryl Bell said.  “We want to encourage our citizens and visitors to appreciate the outdoors, stay healthy and get familiar with what the Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department has to offer.”

So bring a lawn chair or blanket and be part of the free family fun.  A few bleachers will be set up and concessions will be available for a nominal fee.
See the movie night flyer

Elsewhere this weekend: The Gulf Coast Big Rig Truck Show takes place at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Chris Tucker will entertain at the Beau Rivage and Candlebox will perform at the Hard Rock.
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See a complete weekend lineup

Mayor gives progress report to Chamber audience

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich addressed a full house for Breakfast with the Mayor this week, and gave a recap and update on city projects and issues.

“We got a lot of spinning plates right now”, Gilich said during the breakfast, “and were trying to add some more”.

Gilich, who spoke to a Biloxi Chamber audience at the Hard Rock Live on Wednesday, gave an update on the infrastructure project, Keesler gate, East Biloxi Living, the boardwalks, Popp’s Ferry Extension and Causeway, Margaritaville, East-West Corridor, East Biloxi Convention Study, beach outfalls, Kuhn Street boat launch expansion, Saenger, and Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Also part of the event was the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Officer and Firefighter of the 2nd Quarter Awards.  Biloxi Police Officer Michael Wheeler received the honor for locating and assisting in the arrest of the suspect in the capital murder of Officer Robert McKeithen. Firefighters John Park, Nick Dubuisson and Josh McGoey received the honor for administering lifesaving skills to a individual in cardiac arrest.
See the video presentation of the Breakfast
See photos from the Breakfast
Listen to the City Desk Podcast

City recognizes second quarter longevity recipients

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, on Tuesday, recognized 14 employees for their years of service during a longevity awards presentation.

35 years of service: Chief Joe Boney, Fire Department director

25 years of service: Tammy McMillan, (Court) Administration Department; and Ernest Thibodeaux, Public Works Department

20 years of service: Gregory Eleuterius Jr. and Joseph Freeman, Parks & Recreation Department

15 years of service: Wiley Goss, Engineering Department; Brian Locke, Parks & Recreation Department; and Anthony McClain Sr., Eric Aguilar, and Stella Giles, Public Works Department

10 years of service: Grandver Everett Jr., Richard Hilliard Jr., and Sarah Crebassa, Police Department

5 years of service: Brent Woodard, Public Works Department The mayor presents longevity awards quarterly at a Biloxi City Council meeting. 
See photos from the City Council meeting
See video 1 of the City Council meeting 
See video 2 of the City Council meeting

Council news & notes: Council recording and photos

Council video no. 1: The Biloxi City Council held a special city council meeting on Monday at 3 p.m. as a workshop to discuss the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year budget. To see the recording of the meeting, click here.

Council video no. 2: The Biloxi City Council held a regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the recordings of that meeting, divided in two parts because of a software issue, click here to see part one. To see part two, click here. To see photos from the meeting, click here.

Other news and notes

Podcast: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich guests on this week’s edition of the City Desk podcast. To listen to the podcast, recorded Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live, click here.

Immunization Fair: The annual Excel By 5 Immunization Fair begins Saturday form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coastal Family Health Center. The six-day event is open to ages 5 to 13. To see all the event dates, times and location and to view the flyer, click here.

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 147 calls for service, including 95 medical emergencies and three fires; the Police Department handled 1,964 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 68 building permits with a construction valuation of nearly $1.15 million; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Barry issues: Biloxi residents, if you have not already done so, report any Barry related issues to the Biloxi Community Development Department at 676 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. or by calling 228-435-6280.