Posts Tagged ‘tidelands’

Hosemann presents largest-ever Tidelands check

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has presented coastal officials a check for more than $9.7 million for tidelands-related projects along the Gulf Coast. Hosemann said the amount — $9,755,926.46 — is the largest tidelands amount ever returned to the Gulf Coast to date. Mississippians own the public trust tidelands, the land […] [...]

State buys more land on barrier island; total investment up to $8M

CAT ISLAND — A second portion of Cat Island has been purchased by the state of Mississippi through federal and grant funding, according to a release from the Secretary of State’s Office. The state acquired an additional 117 acres of Cat Island from a private landowner. The Secretary of State’s Office purchased 109 acres of […] [...]

Federal audit finds millions in grants misspent at MDMR

BILOXI — A federal audit has found millions in grant money administered by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources was misspent. The government said MDMR and the counties of Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson were awarded 100 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grants from the U.S. Department of Interior totaling $99.8 million from fiscal year 2009 through […] [...]

Houses passes bill blocking lease charges for residential piers

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi House has given final passage to a bill that would block Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann from charging for leases for residential piers bordering state waters. Gulf Coast residents and their legislators have been tangling with Hosemann over his claim that landowners bordering state waters must pay yearly lease […] [...]

City, Hosemann cannot agree on lease agreement for park

BILOXI — Development of the Point Cadet Waterfront Park is proceeding entirely north of the Biloxi Bay Bridge. The Sun Herald reports the Biloxi City Council has hired Dale Partners Architects to design a park around the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, which will be rebuilt on its original site. A boardwalk will connect to […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls donates property to state

by Published: July 24,2011

Tags: manufacturing, real estate, shipbuilding, tidelands

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries has donated 11 acres of property located at the Point in Pascagoula. This donation is appraised at $2 million and the property will be deeded to the State of Mississippi. “The donation of the Point property is another opportunity for Ingalls Shipbuilding to support the City of Pascagoula’s long term […] [...]

Waterfront property owners suing city, secretary of state

by Published: July 22,2011

Tags: courts, lawsuits, real estate, state government, tidelands

A handful of downtown Bay St. Louis waterfront owners have been at odds with the city and the state over the future use of their properties virtually since Hurricane Katrina. Plans to widen Beach Boulevard and build a downtown harbor, they said, could infringe on their property rights. A Bay St. Louis family recently filed […] [...]

Dombrowski: Coast cities, not state, own harbors

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A challenger in the race for Mississippi secretary of state says he is unhappy with the way first-term incumbent Delbert Hosemann is handling leases of public lands. Gulfport City Council member Ricky Dombrowski, 51, faces Hosemann, 64, in the Aug. 2 Republican primary. No Democrat is running for secretary of state. […] [...]

Gulfport wants other cities to join harbor debate

by Published: March 15,2011

Tags: harbors, leases, maritime, state government, tidelands

GULFPORT — Gulfport wants three other Harrison County cities to join it in asking the Legislature to settle a dispute with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann over who controls harbors along the Gulf Coast. Hosemann contends the 1989 Public Tidelands Trust Act gives him authority over the harbors and the cities need to sign leases […] [...]

Tidelands funds presented to CMR

GULFPORT — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann recently presented a check for $7,046,853 to the Commission on Marine Resources (CMR), dollars generated from tidelands leases and assessments. The tidelands lease revenue was collected on leases on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The tidelands assessment revenue is a result […] [...]

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