Infrastructure Work will Move to South of CSX, more Biloxi News

From:  City of Biloxi   10/27/17   GCN

The city's massive infrastructure project is getting ready to move south of the CSX Railway, and Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich is once again promising that residents and businesses will not see the same widespread disruption as in the areas north of the railroad.

The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday awarded a $22.9 million, 800-day contract to Hemphill Construction Co., a Florence, Miss. firm that successfully completed infrastructure work in the North Bay area.

Work south of the railway is expected to begin after the first of the year, and instead of a "south contract," it will be more of a "southwest contract."

"The city will maintain a good bit of control over this next phase of work," Gilich said. "You're not going to see 55 miles of roads torn up at the same time, and you're going to see a contract that mandates work be done in an orderly fashion with limited inconvenience."

Read the details and see the work area
 
Halloween dance is tonight at Snyder Center

Ghost and goblins will fill the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center this evening when the Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department hosts its annual Special Needs Halloween Costume Ball.

From 6 to 9 p.m., all ages with physical and mental disabilities will celebrate Halloween in their favorite costumes a the Pass Road community center.

The event is free and first, second and third place awards will be given to the top three youth and adult groups.

Door prizes also will be given away and grilled cheese and chili will be available.  Security will be provided during the event.  

Elsewhere this weekend, the Southern Kingfish Association National Champions tournament, with about 150 fishing teams, will be at the Point Cadet Marina, the Redneck Tenors will perform at the Saenger Theater, Patti LaBelle and Jack Hannah's Into The Wild will at the Beau Rivage, John Michael Montgomery and Brian McKnight are at the IP Casino Resort, and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and Halloween is Coming featuring Kristian Nairn (Hodor from HBO's "Game of Thrones") will be at the Hard Rock. 

See the Special Needs Halloween Costume Ball flyer
See the Community Calendar
See a complete weekend lineup
 
This week's City Desk podcast has it all

A host of issues are discussed in this week's City Desk podcast. Hear about the proposed loitering, special events and panhandling ordinances; the new court action opposing the Secretary of State, the new infrastructure contract, and Port Division Manager Larry Sablich drops by to discuss this weekend's big Southern Kingfish Association Tournament at Point Cadet Marina. 

Incidentally, Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich appears on "WLOX News This Week" Sunday morning at 8:30 to discuss many of these topics along with updates on downtown restoration and the proposed beachfront boardwalk.

Listen to the City Desk podcast
See photos from "WLOX News This Week" set
 
News and notes: Senior prom, mitigation, BHS choir

Senior prom tickets:  Tickets to the 11th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Senior Prom, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the IP Casino Resort, are available for $15 at the Parks & Recreation office on Hiller Drive and at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center on Pass Road.  For more information and to see the flyer, click here.

Public input on mitigation plan:  The City of Biloxi is seeking public input to help update its Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management Plan.  To read more about the plan, download the plan by sections and to leave a comment, click here.

Choir fundraising efforts: The Biloxi High School Choir is continuing to look for traveling money to deliver some traveling music.  Now through Nov. 6 the choir is taking orders for holiday T-shirts and a Disney breakfast is coming up Nov. 4. To find out more about both initiatives, click here.
 

Released by Vincent Creel and Cecilia Dobbs Walton