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July 14, 2014 

Work ready to begin in East Biloxi

BILOXI -- Residents and business owners can learn about the $116 million infrastructure work about to begin in East Biloxi at a public meeting at 6 p.m. July 24 at the Gruich Community Center at 508 Howard Ave.

Representatives from the city, program manager HNTB and contractor Oscar Renda Contracting will answer questions about the three-year project north of the CSX railroad tracks from Forrest Avenue to the tip of Point Cadet.

The project includes the replacement of the water mains, sewer lines and storm drains as well as the streets, curbs and sidewalks impacted by the construction work. Eight pump stations will be eliminated, a new pump station will be constructed and one pump station will be rehabilitated.

A postcard is being mailed to affected residents this week and Mayor A.J. Holloway said the work will impact nearly every street in the project area.

Work is scheduled to begin early August and be complete by August 2017, and the city will update the community before each major road closure.

-- Sun Herald

Eisenhower being paved and roads closed

BILOXI -- City contractors have begun repaving Eisenhower Drive in west Biloxi and Public Works Director Dan Gaillet said the work will be done at night to avoid the heavy volume of daytime traffic.

Drivers will be rerouted around CSX railroad crossings during temporary closures. The schedule is:

n White Avenue, July 17-19

n DeBuys Road, July 21-23

n Veterans Avenue, July 22-24

n Rodenburg Avenue, July 23-25

-- Sun Herald

Openings available for boards and commisssions

OCEAN SPRINGS -- The city of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from local citizens for potential appointments to the Park Advisory Board and the Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

Candidate profile forms for boards and commissions can be downloaded from the city's website under the "Documents and Forms" link. They are also available in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall. Citizens may choose to call 875-4236 to request forms to be sent by mail, e-mail or fax. Applicants must be residents of the city of Ocean Springs.

The deadline to be considered for an appointment is July 25 at 5 p.m. Mailed applications must be postmarked July 25. Applicants may submit their applications in the following ways: In person at the Mayor's Office, 1018 Porter Ave., or by mail to City of Ocean Springs, ATTN: Office of the Mayor, P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Spings, MS 39566.

-- Sun Herald

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