Council to eye property, equipment issues; other news and notes

The Biloxi City Council will consider a request for a 60-unit addition to Keesler Villa Apartments off Popp’s Ferry Road in north Biloxi when it meets Tuesday afternoon at City Hall.

Mayor A.J. Holloway will also ask councilmembers to approve a $196,000 yearlong contract with a firm to maintain landscaping along Back Bay Boulevard and the Biloxi City Cemetery.

Among the other issues on the council’s 1:30 agenda: purchase of property for the Brodie Road improvement project, purchase of seven heavy-duty pickup trucks for the Public Works Department and purchase of a video messaging board for the Biloxi Police Department.

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

New photo galleries online: Volunteer awards and Grant-Bond House

Photos from the Volunteer Recognition Awards, more than three dozen images in all, are now online. To see the photos and a list of the special honorees, click here.

Photographer August Taconi gives you a photographic tour of the Bond-Grant House and you can see images from the kickoff of “Thursdays in May” online, too. To see this gallery, which contains more than 100 images, click here.

News and notes

Mother of year: Mayor Holloway recognized Shannon Randazzo Sablich this week as 53rd annual Mother of the Year during a Biloxi Lions Club luncheon at Mary Mahoney’s.

City Desk: Biloxi-D’Iberville Press Editor Nicole Young leads a discussion of myriad city issues in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen to the program, click here.

Weekend preview: For a look at the weekend’s entertainment lineup, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.