Forrest Avenue work to bypass Keesler gate

Workers installing a new water main on Forrest Avenue as part of the east Biloxi infrastructure project will work Tuesday evening at the Meadows Drive entrance to Keesler to avoid disrupting base traffic.

Walt Rode, who is overseeing the infrastructure work for city, said the work will coincide with the nightly closure of the Meadows gate and new pavement is expected to be in place at Meadows when the gate reopens Wednesday morning.

Forrest Avenue will continue to remain open during the work.
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The week that was: Construction, fire and police

The Community Development Department issued 72 permits with a total valuation of nearly $3 million last week. Permits were issued for the site work of Campers World RV Center and three single family homes.

Meantime, the Fire Department responded to 106 calls, including 66 medical emergencies and seven fires, one of which was a structure fire.  In the Police Department, 2,297 calls for service were reported, generating 164 arrests.
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News and notes

Joe Boney and Danny Guice: Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney gave a history of the West End Hose Co. No. 3 and its efforts to help communities recover from disasters during a fund-raising dinner Saturday night. Also during the dinner, former Biloxi Mayor Danny Guice was recognized for his continuing support of the museum. To read Boney’s comments, which also touch on the so-called “war years” for fire departments of decades ago, click here. To see a brief video of Guice speaking after his award, click here.

Council meeting: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council will be Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. By the way, mark your calendars: No meeting will be conducted on Nov. 22, owing to the Thanksgiving holidays; instead, a meeting will be held Nov. 29.

Community calendar: Want to see what events are coming up this month? This month’s Community Calendar has been posted on the city website. To see it now, click here.