Council faces appointments, zoning issues

Mayor A.J. Holloway will be asking the City Council to re-appoint the directors of several city departments during a meeting next week that also features six zoning issues, The meeting, which has an agenda of nearly two dozen issues, will take place Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall and is open to the public.

Holloway will be asking the council to reappoint David Staehling as director of administration, Richard Sullivan as director of the Public Works Department; David Roberts as director or chief of the Fire Department; Jerry Creel as director of the Community Development Department; and Nathan Sullivan as director of the Parks & Recreation Department.

Holloway also will be asking the council to reappoint Brenda Johnston as municipal clerk.

Today at 5 p.m., incidentally, is the deadline for the city to receive applications for director of the Biloxi Police Department, where Linda Atterberry continues to serve as acting director. As he has done in the past, Holloway will appoint a committee of community leaders to recommend the top candidates from the field of applicants.

Among the zoning issues on the agenda Tuesday is a recommendation from the city’s Planning, and Architectural and Historical Review commissions that the council not allow the placement of a Katrina cottage in the West Central Historic District of the city.

During its meeting Tuesday, the council will conduct a hearing on the issue.
To see the complete agenda and available resolutions, click here.

Marlin’s marlin — a video and photo update

Marlin Miller has made significant progress over the past two days on his marlin sculpture on the Towwn Green, but let him show you for himself.

To see a video interview conducted with Miller this afternoon, click here.

To see photographs from this afternoon, click here.

Weekend preview: Dogs on the Town Green and more

Main Street Biloxi kicks off the weekend this evening with a free outdoor presentation of “Hotel for Dogs” on the Town Green.

The event, which will feature games and prizes for children, will begin at 6 p.m. To print a flier, click here.

For a listing of other entertainment options this weekend — including a new production at Biloxi Little Theater, Johnny Mathis at the Beau Rivage or Vicki Lawrence and Mama at IP — click here.