Drop box installed in Woolmarket for water, garbage payments

Residents of the Woolmarket and surrounding communities can now drop off their monthly water, sewer and garbage payments in a drive-up drop box that has been installed at the fire station on Woolmarket Road.

The box, which is identified by signage, is on the northwest corner of the fire station, allowing drivers to drop off their payments without having to exit their vehicles. The city recommends that no cash payments be deposited at the box.

Incidentally, the city’s meter-reading and collections contractor, Meter Reading Specialists or MRS, is upgrading its billing system to allow Biloxi customers to pay by phone or online, using either debit or credit cards. The upgrade, which MRS will roll out in the next couple of months, also includes a new detailed bill that will show residents their monthly trends in water usage.

News and notes

Weekend preview: Among the events this weekend are concerts by 38 Special at the Hard Rock and Chrisette Michele at IP; a Tennessee Williams opus at Center Stage; and the kickoff of Gulf Coast Mardi Gras parades. To see details about these and other events, click here.

Council preview: The Biloxi City Council will meet Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., with a slate of 10 resolutions. To see the agenda and available resolutions, click here.

Video on fire: It’s not quite viral, but the video of the Biloxi Fire Department responding to an RV fire and explosion is seeing its share of views. The three-minute clip, which was shot and edited by passerby Dave Schantz, has been viewed more than 7,200 times since being posted nine days ago on the city’s YouTube channel. You can get to the city’s channel through the Photo Gallery link on the city web site or by clicking here.

Holloway on state: Mayor A.J. Holloway answers questions about his State of the City address when he guests on “WLOX News This Week,” Saturday at 6 p.m.

Traffic update: To see the latest status on road work throughout the city, courtesy of the Public Works Department’s Traffic Update,
click here.