Council to meet Tuesday at Community Center

The Biloxi City Council will hold two meetings Tuesday at the Biloxi Community Center, its temporary location while repairs get underway at City Hall.

In its first meeting at the community center on Howard Avenue, council members will discuss the choice of the city’s auditing firm. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 11 a.m.

During their regularly scheduled 1:30 meeting, council members are expected to vote on a trio of revenue issues: the city’s fees for water and sewer service, garbage collection, and placing a 25-year cap for the city’s longevity incentive pay program.

Also on the agenda are more than a dozen measures to provide funding for social-service agencies and special events.

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

Meeting schedule: The City Council will also meet at the Biloxi Community Center on Oct. 20 and 27 and Nov. 3 before moving meetings to the auditorium at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building. The renovation of Biloxi City Hall is scheduled to take nine months to complete.

Weekend preview: Beauvoir to host annual Fall Muster

Visitors to Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis shrine, will be able to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Civil War era this weekend when the west Biloxi site hosts the 23rd annual Fall Muster.

The event — sponsored by the Sam Davis No. 596 Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans — is one of several attractions taking place this weekend. Others include the Back Bay Mission’s “Puttin’ on the Roux” on the BIloxi Town Green, and the Halloween carnival at Nativity BVM Elementary School.

For the complete list of entertainment this weekend, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

News and notes

Coastal Cleanup: Volunteers are still needed for the 21st annual
Mississippi Coastal Cleanup, which takes place Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. To learn more about the event and see how you can get involved, click here.

City Hall move: Mayor A.J. Holloway, Director of Administration David Staehling and others on the mayor’s staff on Monday will begin working from temporary trailers behind City Hall. Final move of office furniture, phones and computers took place at the end of the day this afternoon. Phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses will not change as a result of the move. To see a list of others re-located as a result of City Hall renovations, click here.