Council meeting expected to draw full house

The City Council meeting on Tuesday night is expected to take place before a standing-room-only audience because of three items of note on the meeting agenda.

A proposal to create Belle La Vie, a planned community that would be created in multiple phases on 626 acres in the northern part of the city, is one of the items on the agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting. Also on the agenda is a resolution that would rename a city park on Benachi Avenue in honor of the late Clare Sekul Hornsby, the legendary Biloxi attorney who died several weeks ago. A number of Biloxi Lions Club members are expected to attend the meeting to support the renaming of the park in honor of Hornsby, a longtime member of the Biloxi Lions.

Members of the Hibernia Marching Society also are expected to attend the meeting to see the public presentation of this year’s Grand Marshal and Colleen, who will reign over the 2017 St. Patrick’s parade, which takes place
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News and notes

A WAVE honor: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich this afternoon joined a host of other leaders honoring World War II veteran Marion Ritchie on the occasion of her 100th birthday celebration at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. To see photos from the gathering, click here.

Looking over the garden:  A statue of a weeping angel was installed today at the French Colonial Memorial Garden just west of the Biloxi Visitors Center.  To see images of the garden and the new statue,  click here.

The week that was: Calls for service increased in the Fire Department and decreased in the Police Department last week.  To see the weekly report from the Fire and Police Departments as well as from Community Development, click here.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss:  The first lady of Biloxi, Serena Gilich, visited a group of youngsters at the Moore Community House Early Head Start center on Walker Street on Friday to read “Hop on Pop” in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  To see images from the visit, click here.

More splashing to come: The newest splash pad in Biloxi is taking shape at Hiller Park.  To see photos of the progress of the joint city-county project, click here.