Two special Biloxi Council meetings have been called for Friday to discuss the infrastructure project and water, sewer and garbage rate increases.
During the first meeting at 10 a.m., the council will be asked to reject the bid of Oscar Renda Contracting for the South Contract. The council was told that Renda Contracting, the low bidder for infrastructure work south of the railroad tracks in East Biloxi, didn't submit a required form with its bid.
The council also will be asked to extend the time for awarding the contract so the city can negotiate with Hemphill Construction, the only other bidder,
Also during that meeting, the council will be asked to approve emergency paving of some streets that are torn up by the infrastructure project and to make a claim against Oscar Renda Contracting to pay for the paving.
The second meeting will immediately follow and is a workshop to discuss water, sewer and garbage rates.