Debris hearing; youth leagues; FEMA campers; news, notes

City to hold Eagle Point debris hearing

Owners of residential property in the Eagle Point area will have a chance on Friday afternoon to appeal the city’s intent to remove hurricane debris that poses a threat to public safety or public health.

The city will hold a hearing on Eagle Point properties Friday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Many residents have already signed a Right of Entry Agreement to authorize the city to remove debris from their property, while others may have their own plans to remove debris.

Signs have also been posted on Eagle Point properties to notify owners of the city’s intent.

To read more about the issue in Eagle Point and in other areas of the city, click here.

Soccer, basketball registration coming up

Biloxi’s Parks and Recreation Department is moving forward with its popular youth soccer and basketball leagues.

Free registration for the Biloxi Soccer Organization, open to ages 4 through 19, began last weekend and continues Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Popp’s Ferry Soccer Complex, which is across from the Margaret Sherry Library on Popp’s Ferry Road.

Free registration for the Biloxi youth basketball league, ages 6 through 15, will be Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the softball fields at Hiller Park, which is north of Pass Road in west Biloxi.

Seasons for both sports are expected to begin three to four weeks after registration.
Those with questions may contact Greg Eleuterius via e-mail ( or at 435-6148.

Propane supplies for FEMA trailers

Residents who have been provided FEMA campers should remember that users of the campers are responsible for refilling the unit’s propane tanks. FEMA campers are provided with two small tanks initially, and campers seeking to upgrade to one, larger tank may purchase those tanks from local propane suppliers.

FEMA does not provide propane on a continual basis for temporary trailers.

Department of Mental Health offers helpline

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is providing a special program to assist people in coping with the stress caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Project Recovery, funded by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and facilitated with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, provides crisis counseling services to anyone affected Hurricane Katrina.

“This program provides valuable services and resources to people affected by Hurricane Katrina. Since beginning in September, the program has received more than 500 calls.” said Randy Hendrix, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.

The helpline is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-856-3227.