Council to consider temporary sign issue

The City Council on Tuesday will consider continuing to allow businesses in Biloxi to use pennants, banners, streamers and flags to advertise their businesses – practices ordinarily prohibited under the city’s Land Development Ordinance.

The measure is one of more that two dozen issues included on the agenda for the council’s meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

The city’s Community Development Department originally had requested the waiver of the existing temporary sign ordnance a year ago to assist businesses impacted by Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill and the national recession. Council President Kenny Glavan is now proposing to extend the waiver for another year as a result of the general national economic recession.

Among the other measures on the agenda: the approval of a Walmart Neighborhood Market and gas station on Popp’s Ferry Road, the purchase of rights of way along U.S. 90 for pending infrastructure work, the purchase of vehicles for the Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, authorizing Harrison County to perform work at Hiller Park and the Mercy Cross gymnasium, and measures involving ongoing infrastructure work.
Read the complete agenda and supporting documents