Cruisers rolling into town; other news and notes

Biloxi Police are reminding motorists to expect to see a growing number of Cruisin’ the Coast visitors over the next week, including hundreds of vehicles and thousands of visitors to downtown Biloxi Wednesday for an annual block party.

To see the complete Cruisin’ schedule and find other Cruisin’ news, click here.

To see a map of the downtown Biloxi block party layout and to read more about the event, click here.

To see more than 100 photos taken during the initial hours of the 2008 block party,
click here.

Council to discuss cottages, fee issues on Tuesday

The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday will discuss a case involving one of the most controversial of post-Katrina issues – the placement and use of so-called Katrina cottages.

During their 1:30 afternoon meeting at City Hall, councilmembers also will have the first reading of three measures associated with the FY 2010 municipal budget: a $2.50 increase in the city’s monthly garbage fee, bringing the total monthly fee to $7.50 per container; a measure that will increase the city water service and sewer by nearly $1.96 per thousand gallons of water; and the capping of city employee longevity incentive pay at 25 years.

The Katrina cottage involves a case on Seal Avenue, one of the city’s historic districts, where a property owner has moved two Katrina cottages onto property and is seeking permission to leave the temporary structures in place.

The city’s Planning Commision is recommending that the City Council deny the request.

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

News and notes

Weekend entertainment: To see the lineup of weekend entertainment, click here.

On the road: To see the status of road work throughout the city, click here.