Council to discuss pay, major projects Tuesday

The Biloxi City Council will meet three times Tuesday, with morning meetings to discuss the city’s federal programs budget and upcoming $355 million infrastructure project, and an afternoon meeting where employee compensation issues will be discussed.

Mayor A.J. Holloway called an 11 a.m. meeting to discuss the city’s Community Development Block Grant program and an 11:30 a.m. meeting to present council members an overview on the Dallas firm HNTB Engineering, which the administration is recommending to oversee the massive multi-million dollar project that will see the repair or replacement of streets and infrastructure damaged in the Katrina storm surge.

At the council’s regularly scheduled 1:30 meeting, councilmembers are expected to discuss the two issues – proposed increases in employee compensation and longevity pay – that prompted the mayor’s veto of the municipal budget. Councilmembers overwhelmingly overrode the veto on Friday but suggested they would re-visit the compensation issues on Tuesday.

Also among the 30 measures on the afternoon agenda: requests to approve a proposed 64-lot subdivision on Brasher Road and construction of a new service station-convenience store at Lameuse Street and U.S. 90, north of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

To see the complete agendas and available resolutions for all three meetings, click here.