Hydrant testing to get underway in west Biloxi

The Biloxi Fire Department, as part of the citywide fire-rating process, will be conducting inspections of fire hydrants Tuesday in the neighborhoods around the fire stations at the Margaret L. Sherry Memorial Library and stations at Veterans and Pass Road.

Tests will involve testing water pressure at the hydrants by having them run for five-minute intervals.

Firefighters will be working along roadways east of Popp’s Ferry Road, as well as in Tanglewood and Bent Oaks subdivision, and off Atkinson Road.

Said Deputy Fire Chief Andy Mason: “We’re asking the public to please drive carefully in those areas because we have firefighters who may be working in close proximity to the roadway.”

News & notes: Week and weekend review, council, volunteer awards

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 151 calls for service, including 102 medical emergencies and one fire; the Police Department handled 2,397 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 94 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $1.5 million; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

The weekend that was: Last weekend, Spring Break festivities took place in Biloxi.  During the event, the Police Department answered 582 calls for service, made 71 arrests and towed 63 vehicles.  To see the complete report covering the weekend, click here.

City Council: The Biloxi City Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the complete agenda, click here.

Volunteer awards ceremony: The 36th annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony will take place Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Bloxi Civic Center.  Outstanding volunteers in the community will be recognized for their leadership, service and commitment to Biloxi. For more information, call the Biloxi Downtown Services office at 228-435-6339.