Innovation topped breakfast discussion

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich emphasized his innovation vision for Biloxi during his “Breakfast with the Mayor” presentation this morning.

Gilich, who addressed a Biloxi Chamber audience of about 150 at the Innovation Center, spoke on technological opportunities in Biloxi.

“We recently held a technology summit in Biloxi,” Gilich said.  “Where we looked at opportunities to bring leading edge technology to Biloxi through manufacturing facilities that will generate higher paying jobs and open a new world of business possibilities.”

Other topics included the new main entrance for Keesler Air Force Base, infrastructure, broadband initiative, and beautification efforts.
See images from the Breakfast


What you need to know about construction debris disposal

When residents and business owners hire contractors make repairs or alterations to their property, the disposal of that debris is the responsibility of the contractors.

Under the terms of the trash pickup contract, construction debris or construction vegetation such as trees and limbs will not be picked up at tax payers’ expense.

The waste must be taken to the Coastal Recyclers Landfill at 14399 Hudson-Krohn Rd., Biloxi.  The landfill operates weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.  The gate rate is $5.25 per cubic yard with a $10 minimum.  Waste will be weighed upon drop off.

As for rubbish, recyclables, bulky non-hazardous waste, etc., place it at your curbside.  Under the terms of its countywide contract, Waste Pro picks ups trash and recycling each Friday for all areas of Biloxi south of 1-10 and on Wednesday for areas north of 1-10 in Biloxi.

Household garage is picked up each Tuesday and Friday in Biloxi south of 1-10, excluding Eagle Point.  For Eagle Point and areas north of 1-10 in Biloxi, household garbage is picked up each Wednesday and Saturday.

Household garbage and recycling should be placed curbside in the appropriate Waste Pro receptacle or bin.
See more about debris and trash


Biloxi, Golden Nugget to host P&R conference

More than two hundred parks and recreation professionals from across the state will be in town next week for the 2016 Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association Conference.

The City of Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department will host the three day conference taking place at the Golden Nugget beginning Monday.
See more about the conference


Fire prevention education to ignite

National Fire Prevention Month is just around the corner and Biloxi firefighters are preparing to douse the public with fire safety tips.
Thanks to a recent grant, the department will be able to provide even more fire prevention education.
See more about the award


News and notes

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council held a public hearing on Tuesday for citizens to comment on the taxing and spending plan of the proposed FY 2017 budget.  To see images from that meeting, click here.

Mayors gather: Several local mayors and officials gathered on Monday at Biloxi City Hall to discuss BP money and other coastal projects and topics.  To see images from that meeting, click here.

Seafood Festival:  To see images from last weekend’s seafood festivities, click here. 

The week that was: To see the highlights from last week from the departments of Fire, Police and Community Development, click here.