Council to eye historic properties; weekend preview; other news and notes

The Biloxi City Council meets on Tuesday to discuss three holdover issues: a hearing to hear an appeal from beachfront property owner Hayes Bolton, the second reading of an ordinance to amend the city’s registry of historic properties, and a request to reduce a setback requirement for a proposed coffeehouse on Cedar Lake Road.

The council meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.

The meeting agenda – two-dozen items in all — also includes requests for nearly $40,000 in funding for youth sports leagues, and measures dealing with repairs to the East End Fire Station, Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, Tchouticabouffa River bridge, and ballfields and parks throughout the city.

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

Weekend preview: Basketball, BLT and more

The top-seeded and home-standing Biloxi High Indians will meet the Ocean Springs Greyhounds this evening in the high school basketball district championship. The contest begins at 7:30 at the sports arena at the Biloxi High School campus.

Also of note: Biloxi Little Theater continues its production of “A Raisin in the Sun” this weekend, “Guys and Dolls” bows at Jeff Davis, and tours of the “Nina” continue at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum pier. For details on these events and more, courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

News and notes

Baseball, softball registration: The Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department will hold registration for Biloxi Little League Baseball and Biloxi Girls Softball on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road. For details, click here.

Beach Boulevard work: MDOT reports that traffic on U.S. 90 between Rodenberg and Veterans avenues will be diverted to the northernmost lanes from Monday through March 10 while storm drains on the southernmost lanes are replaced. To see the latest on roadwork throughout the city, click here.

Gaming revenue: January’s gross gaming revenue was $80.4 million, the highest figure in the past four months yet $5.5 million off January 2007. To see the monthly gross gaming revenue reports from the Biloxi casino industry, click here.
To see how the monthly revenue is divvied up among state and local agencies, click here.