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City council approves tax incentive for new Hard Rock hotel

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has authorized a seven-year tourism tax incentive for a new hotel tower at Hard Rock Casino Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports the incentive means the hotel will pay no ad valorem tax on the improved value for the seven-year period. The tower will be built north of the swimming […] [...]

City decides against privatizing public works department

GAUTIER — Gautier has halted plans to privatize its public works department. The city council recently voted to stop the process. WLOX TV reports the move comes as the city began accepting several professional service proposals for the month of May. Some public workers feared privatizing would mean a loss of jobs. But Mayor Tommy […] [...]

Coast mayor wants historic fire station saved, not demolished

MOSS POINT — The old central fire station built in downtown Moss Point in 1926 has seen better days, but Mayor Aneice Liddell wants to save it. City council members had earlier voted to tear the hurricane damaged building down, but the mayor vetoed the action. “It could be something with retail, a restaurant; it […] [...]

Taxi companies lobbying councilmen for rate hike

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has scheduled a public hearing on whether taxicab fares should be increased by $1 per mile. The Clarion-Ledger reports taxicab companies have lobbied the council in recent months for the hike. They say higher gas prices make it difficult to operate at the current $2 per mile allowed by […] [...]

City wants legislators to approve vote on restaurant/bar tax

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has approved a resolution asking for legislative authority to hold a referendum on a 1 percent tax on restaurant and bar sales to fund recreation, economic development and tourism promotion. The Mississippi Press reports the vote without comment at yesterday’s council meeting is for a “local and private bill” […] [...]

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