Harbors, marina update; McGraw, Hill concert; budget meetings

More than 90 percent of the debris has been removed from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, the adjoining Commercial Harbor and from Point Cadet Marina, and initial improvements and dredging are underway at Point Cadet, while dredging and construction are expected to begin at the small craft harbor within a month.

“This has been a time-consuming process for the boat owners,” Mayor A.J. Holloway said, “but we’re starting to see some significant progress, and we’re looking forward to even more in the next several weeks.”

In all, the city expects to make more than $26 million in repairs and improvements to its harbors, marina, piers and boat ramps located around the 16-square mile Biloxi peninsula.

For a status report on the massive amount of work and to see dozens of photos of the debris removal effort over the past few weeks along with pre- and post-Katrina images, click here.

McGraw, Hill in town for show this evening

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill headline a sold-out concert this evening at the Coast Coliseum, topping the weekend’s entertainment lineup. Motorists should expect heavy traffic along U.S. 90 before and after the 8 p.m. show.

For a look at the other upcoming events, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Council sets schedule for upcoming meetings

Clerk of Council Lucy Brashier has announced the City Council scheduled meetings for July, August and September. All meetings will be at City Hall and are open to the public. All meetings are on Tuesdays. The schedule:

Tuesday, July 31, 10 a.m. – budget hearing.

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 3 p.m. – budget hearing.

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m. — (regularly scheduled meeting and budget hearing).

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1:30 p.m. – regularly scheduled meeting.

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m. – regularly scheduled meeting.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1:30 p.m. – regularly scheduled meeting.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1:30 p.m. – scheduled meeting due to budget deadline.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1:30 p.m. — – regularly scheduled meeting.

No meeting is scheduled for Sept. 25.