DVD, photo album due in two to three weeks

The city’s “Katrina & Biloxi” project, a 52-page soft-cover photo album and companion DVD, have grossed more than $60,000 in pre-orders, and the 50-minute documentary has captured a regional award.

And, unfortunately, those who have pre-ordered face another two to three weeks before shipments will be delivered. Final proofs of the 52-page album are expected to begin printing their 30,000 run by mid-week. Additionally, finishing touches to aerial photography and a before-Katrina photo gallery were completed this afternoon, and the first of the 30,000 DVDs are expected within 10 days.

Those e-mailing about the status of the album and DVD are receiving apologies from the city and being told of the delay. The city appreciates the patience and understanding.

More than 1,500 orders have been placed either online or through mail-order. The city’s latest target date for delivery was mid-February.

Last month, the “Katrina & Biloxi’ documentary, which had its world premiere at the Saenger Theater, won a gold award as best documentary in the Southeast Alabama Advertising Federation’s annual Addy Awards. Tom Nebel Productions, which partnered with the city in producing the DVD, entered the documentary in the contest, which featured hundreds of entries. “Katrina & Biloxi” will now advance to the regional competition.

For pre-ordering information, click here.

All proceeds from sales of the photo album and DVD will be used by the city in community rebuilding efforts.

City Council meets Tuesday

The Biloxi City Council, during its 1:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday, faces an agenda that includes first reading of ordinances that will see the city move to the International Building Code and a resolution that would approve a nine-story, 87-unit condominium proposal in west Biloxi.

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

Webcasting the issues du jour

Sgt. Jackie Rhodes of the Biloxi Police Department reviews Mardi Gras and the Great American Clean up in this week’s “City Desk” webcast. To listen to the program,
click here.