Posts Tagged ‘City of Gulfport’

City approves agreement in harbor lawsuit with Hosemann

GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport and the secretary of state’s office may have settled a lawsuit over the harbor. Gulfport City Council members voted 5-2 yesterday to enter into a 65-year use agreement with the secretary of state on the water bottom. The agreement would cost the city nothing. “There must still be a […] [...]

City Council gives approval for microbreweries

GULFPORT — Microbreweries will be able to locate in Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports city zoning laws did not allow microbreweries until yesterday, when the City Council agreed to add them to the list of permitted uses. Microbreweries, where craft beer is made in small amounts, will be allowed in the same places that now […] [...]

Gaming Commission to decide fate of harbor casino

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Gaming Commission is scheduled to meet in Gulfport on Dec. 30 to decide whether developers can build a casino at the Gulfport harbor. The commission will meet at city hall. Rotate Black is the group proposing a $112-million casino resort on private property next to Jones Park. The Sun Herald reports […] [...]

Jury rules against city; utility to get $8M

GULFPORT — A Harrison County jury has awarded Dedeaux Utility Co. $8.06 million in its dispute with the city of Gulfport. The fight dates back to when the city seized the utility as part of its 1994 annexation of the Orange Grove area. Jurors set a fair market value of $7.08 million for the water […] [...]

Judge denies ex-mayor’s motion to vacate Katrina-related conviction

GULFPORT — A federal judge has denied a motion to throw out the conviction of a former south Mississippi mayor sentenced to probation in a Hurricane Katrina fraud case. Former Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr pleaded guilty to one count on Sept. 25, 2009, more than four years after the August 2005 storm devastated parts of […] [...]

Communities buy more time for Katrina aid forgiveness

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — With the deadline extended for federal forgiveness on Hurricane Katrina disaster loans, political entities on the Mississippi Coast are asking one last time. The cancellation deadline has been extended to April 2014, former Bay St. Louis Mayor Eddie Favre told the Sun Herald. In addition, political jurisdictions are allowed to show […] [...]

Legislators, group want PEER to review State Port expansion

GULFPORT — Two lawmakers and a community coalition are asking a legislative committee to release a report that analyzes spending on state port expansion. “This is public monies, so it should be public knowledge,” Rep. Sonya Williams Barnes, D-Gulfport, said at a news conference held yesterday in Gulfport. Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, said […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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