Council meets twice Tuesday; other news and notes

The Biloxi City Council meets twice on Tuesday, with a morning meeting to discuss Mayor A.J. Holloway’s request for the re-appointment of department directors and an afternoon meeting to vote on the re-appointments and an agenda of a dozen other issues.

Both meetings will be at City Hall and are open to the public.

The council first meets at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the re-appointment of directors. The appointments were tabled at the council’s meeting this week.

The council’s 1:30 p.m. meeting will include measures to approve a $636,000 contract to restore the storm-ravaged Old Brick House, a resolution to accept the donation of the Slay House from the Al Copeland Estate, and a $24,900 contract to re-locate the Slay House from Reynoir Street to Rue Magnolia, where it will be situated adjacent to another city-owned property, the Creole Cottage.

To see the complete agenda – which also includes resolutions to fund sports leagues and other programs – click here.

Brodie Road improvements: Land-clearing now underway

Motorists who travel Brodie Road in north Biloxi will notice that land clearing has begun on the north side of the roadway, the initial phase of work that will see Brodie Road widened to three lanes from Cedar Lake Road to Destiny Plantation and to two full lanes from Destiny Plantation to the Lamey Road, the city limits with D’Iberville.

Those who travel the area are advised that the section of Brodie Road from Destiny to Cedar Lake will be closed to through traffic beginning the week of Aug. 5. Some months later, once that section of roadway is constructed, the area between Destiny to Lamey will be closed for reconstruction.

The overall $3.5 million project, which is being overseen by Yates Construction, is expected to be completed in about 14 months.

News and notes

Weekend preview: Engelbert Humperdinck appears at the Beau Rivage this evening, you’ll find Tony Orlando at the Hard Rock, bike riders on the Biloxi Bay Bridge, and community theater at Center Stage and Biloxi Little Theater. To see the complete weekend lineup, click here.

Pictures and video: The Katrina sculptures page on the city web site now includes photos and video covering the entire since its beginnings in January 2007. To read the history and see the videos and photos, click here.