Council meets three times Tuesday; other news and notes

Members of the City Council will have two special-called meetings Tuesday morning before their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday afternoon, where four dozen measures will be on the agenda.

The first meeting will be Tuesday morning at 10:30, where councilmembers will hear details on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ buyout program. Then at 11 a.m., councilmembers will discuss the 2008 Community Development Block Grant Action Plan and resolutions pertaining to the Katrina Supplemental CDBG Grant Funds.

At the 1:30 meeting Tuesday afternoon, the agenda includes the first reading of a proposal to re-zone for gaming a 5.16-acre tract of land on Pine and Third streets.

Also on the agenda is a request to allow the re-location of VFW Post 2434 to Howard Avenue and Kuhn Street, and approval and variances for a condominium project on Briarfiedlg Avenue in West Biloxi, to be known as Briarfield Beach Cottages Condominium Subdivision.

To see the complete agenda and available resolutions, click here.

News and notes

New three-way stop: The city’s Public Works Department, responding to citizen requests, on Oct. 8 will install a three-way stop at the intersection of Baywood and Ivy Hill drives, off Popp’s Ferry Road.

Downtown party notice: The city has notified downtown business owners that several streets will be either closed or handle limited traffic Wednesday morning because of the annual Cruisin’ the Coast Downtown Biloxi Block Park. To see the notice sent to downtown property owners, click here.

Webcasting: The mayor’s veto of the Tivoli proposal is the focus of this week’s City Desk webcast with Bay Press editor Gene Coleman. To listen to the program, click here.

At the harbor: Construction cranes have been assembled at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor where the clock began ticking Sept. 17 on a 180-day project to dredge and reconstruct the city facility. For background on the project, click here.

Updated condo stats: Biloxi now has more than 13,000 condo units on the drawing boards, according to the latest report from the city’s Community Development Department. To see the report for yourself, click here.