Council to meet this morning, afternoon

The Biloxi City Council will meet this morning at 11:30 to hear a proposal from representatives of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum regarding $25,000 in matching funds for the Schooner Pier Complex and to unveil a proposal to rebuild the seafood museum.

A report in the Sun Herald Saturday said the museum would seek support to build a $15 million facility at the onetime site of Tullis-Toledano Manor, city property that was leveled by Hurricane Katrina.

The council also will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 1:30 p.m.
Among the 13 measures on the agenda: a zoning map amendment to allow expansion of the existing 99-room the Holiday Inn near Rodenberg Avenue and for the hotel to become known as a Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel, and several variances regarding construction of a Waffle House restaurant at 1759 Beach Boulevard.

Developers with a proposed condominium project at 2490 Beach Boulevard, site of the Grande View Apartments, have asked that their much-discussed proposal be withdrawn from the agenda.

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

Snyder to host volunteer ceremony Wednesday

The city’s 24th annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony will take place Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center.

The free program, which is open to the public, is the city’s opportunity to recognize dozens of individuals, organizations and businesses for contributing time and energy to worthwhile causes in the areas of health, community, arts and history, and sports. A Distinguished Volunteer of the Year also will be recognized during the program.