Posts Tagged ‘homeowner’

County petitioning FEMA to enter ‘buyout’ program

PICAYUNE — Pearl River County officials say about 25 properties could be eligible for a “buyout” program to help some flood-prone residents. County planner Ed Pinero Jr. tells the Picayune Item about six property owners so far have said they want to participate in the program. The Federal Emergency Management Agency would have to approve […] [...]

City taking residents to court over flood plain ordinance

MOSS POINT — Moss Point officials hope a city judge will set a court date in December to determine if 47 properties must comply with rules to elevate homes in flood plains. Andrew R. Beamon, who became director of the city’s building inspection office in July, tells the Mississippi Press he expects Municipal Judge Maxine […] [...]

Officials find tens of thousands of homestead exemption errors

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Revenue has found mistakes in 36,000 homestead exemption filings. MDR officials tell The Clarion-Ledger it found cases where people were paying too little, too much or — in most instances — enjoying the tax break a deceased elderly or disabled relative formerly received. MDR officials credit the discovery of […] [...]

Attorneys petition judge for ruling in Chinese drywall case

NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys for thousands of Gulf Coast property owners urged a federal judge yesterday to give his final approval to a proposed class-action settlement that calls for a Chinese drywall manufacturer to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to repair homes damaged by its product. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in New Orleans […] [...]

FEMA lowers homeowners’ cost-share for retrofits

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Residents in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties can now save more money to protect their homes from wind damage if they participate in the Coastal Retrofit Mississippi Initiative, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The Federal Emergency Management Agency lowered the homeowner cost-share for participants from 25 percent to […] [...]

Software company adding at least 100 jobs for Brazilian contract

OXFORD — A Mississippi software firm will add at least 100 jobs thanks to a Brazilian contract. FNC, which makes software to streamline mortgage lending, said it would do work for Cetip, a Brazilian firm that holds financial securities for others. FNC’s software will help Brazilian banks manage documents, cut costs and help original lenders […] [...]

City asking homeowners to let hunters shoot deer

OXFORD — Officials are trying to control the local deer population, and they’re urging homeowners to let certified bow hunters harvest deer from their property. Emergency management coordinator Jimmy Allgood tells The Oxford Eagle he has all the hunters he needs. But for the program to be effective, he needs homeowners to sign up. Allgood […] [...]

Search continues to replace jailed housing authority director

LELAND — A committee looking for a new leader for the South Delta Regional Housing Authority has narrowed the field of 95 applicants down to five. It plans to present the top three candidates to the board in coming months. SDRHA board attorney Kelly Hardwick tells the Delta Democrat Times there is no timetable to […] [...]

Justice Department approves city’s annexation plans

PICAYUNE — Picayune has 800 new residents, and Mayor Ed Pinero plans a meet and greet to welcome them. The U.S. Department of Justice approved the city’s annexation plans last Friday. The city limits expanded west, north and south, including the airport. “It brings in 20 new businesses into the city limits. These businesses wanted […] [...]

State, feds want to buyout flood-prone Coast property

PEARLINGTON — Mississippi and federal officials have put a priority on buying out 111 flood prone properties in the town of Pearlington. Pearlington is located in Hancock County along the Mississippi-Louisiana state line. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director Robert Latham and other officials met last Tuesday with the Hancock County Board of Supervisors to discuss […] [...]

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