Council to discuss slip fees in first of two meetings

The fees for slips at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor and Point Cadet Marina, and how those fees are determined, will be discussed during a special meeting of the Biloxi City Council on Tuesday morning at 10:30 at City Hall.

The morning meeting will preface an afternoon meeting where councilmembers face an agenda of nearly 20 measures.

Among the issues at the afternoon meeting, councilmembers will consider an ordinance recommended by Mayor Gilich that will require permits be obtained by utility firms doing work in the public rights of way. The agenda also includes a zoning case that would allow the construction of 12 townhomes on three existing lots on Moran Alley, off Elder Street on Back Bay, and an agreement that would see a moon rock – officially known as “Lunar Sample Number 14321, 1787” – be displayed in the Biloxi Visitors Center.
See the agendas and supporting documents for both meetings


Podcasting: temporary paving, St. Pat’s parade and more

Chief Administrative Officer David Nichols discusses the status of temporary paving planned for construction zones in east Biloxi and a host of other city issues in this week’s City Desk podcast.
Listen to the “City Desk” podcast
See the route for Hibernia parade Saturday, 2 p.m.


News and notes

Easter Egg hunt: All eyes may be waiting for the eggs to dropped March 19 at MGM Park, but the first of the city’s four Easter Egg hunts takes place this weekend at Woolmarket Elementary School. To see the details on Sunday’s event and the three other gatherings, click here.

Weekend preview: For a look at this weekend’s entertainment lineup — Chaka Khan, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and more — click here.

Cup of Joe: The Cup of Joe event that had been scheduled for this afternoon at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum has been postponed until Thursday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at the museum. Reservations: 228-435-6320.