Posts Tagged ‘city council’

Developer proposes new hotels, restaurants, office building

MERIDIAN — Two new hotels and two restaurants are on the drawing board for Meridian. Developer John Tampa of Ascent Hospitality Management Co. told the Meridian City Council that he wants to build a Marriot Fairfield Inn and Suites, a Marriott TownePlace Suites, an office building and two restaurants on a 16-acre site off Interstate […] [...]

Council approves measures needed for construction of new mall

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville City Council has approved the zoning change and variances Gulf Coast Galleria needed for the go-ahead and the developers expect to start construction of the mall in the spring. The Sun Herald reports those attending yesterday’s meeting applauded when Mayor Rusty Quave introduced the team of developers who are going to […] [...]

Public hearing scheduled to discuss budget with no tax increase

GULFPORT — The city council plans a Sept. 3 public hearing on a 2014 budget proposal that includes no tax increase and holds spending at about $53 million for the general fund. The Sun Herald reports the proposal projects a deficit of more than 106,000 by the end of fiscal year 2014, less than half […] [...]

City offers $210K for old Crosby Hospital property

PICAYUNE — The city of Picayune will offer up to $210,000 for the old Crosby Memorial Hospital property. The city council voted 4-2 this week to make the offer to the property owner, Southern Regional Corporation. The five-acre has been listed for sale since December 2012 and company is asking $237,000 for the property. The […] [...]

City bans guns from all buildings, parks and playgrounds

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian is banning openly carried weapons in all public buildings and city parks and playgrounds. The Meridian Star reports the city council took action this past week to keep such weapons out of city hall, the Meridian Law Enforcement Center, all fire stations, all municipal offices, city parks, and playgrounds. […] [...]

Reassigned ex-clerk sues city, officials over multiple claims

HATTIESBURG — One of the former clerks reassigned after an investigation into the Hattiesburg City Court has sued the city, Mayor Johnny DuPree and City Council President Kim Bradley. Sharon Mark seeks damages over a number of claims including slander, The Hattiesburg American reports. Mark argues the defendants made or allowed repeated statements that she […] [...]

Commission gives nod to micro-distillery proposal

NATCHEZ — Businessman Doug Charboneau has cleared the first hurdle to opening a micro-distillery in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat report the city Planning Commission recommended to the board of aldermen an ordinance amendment that would add micro-distillery and micro-winery to the definition of micro-brewery. Micro-breweries are currently allowed in the city. The board of aldermen […] [...]

Council members vote to raise their own salary by $4K annually

COLUMBUS — The Columbus City Council has voted to raise board members’ salaries by $4,000 a year effective July 1, when members are sworn in for the next four-year term. A 3-2 vote raised salaries from $17,500 to $21,500. Five of the six current council members will remain on the board after July 1. Council […] [...]

Island’s future still being weighed as committee starts work

COLUMBUS — There has been much talk over the years about what kind of economic development projects could be lured to the Island, but so far, no one has been able to come to agreement. Now, the Island’s future is on the table again, with the formation of an ad hoc committee to explore options […] [...]

Mayor wants ‘trial run’ of hotel/restaurant tax next month

GAUTIER — At the end of the this week’s Gautier City Council meeting, Mayor Tommy Fortenberry made a motion to use the June 4 ballot as a “trial run” for the 2 percent tax-levy issue. Fortenberry said he was concerned at the low turnout of the primary election and wants to make sure residents are […] [...]

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