Biloxi Council tables Ohr funding request

The Biloxi City Council today again tabled a request from the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art for funding to help pay the expenses of the museum buildings on U.S. 90.

Last week, museum representatives asked the city to pay the expenses. Biloxi owns the property and buildings, but leases them to the museum at no cost.

The Council instead formed a committee to meet with Ohr officials to negotiate the city's share of expenses. Biloxi is talking about paying property insurance and a portion of the utilities.

Property insurance is $78,000 a year and utilities $110,000 annually.

Those asked to serve on the committee are Councilmen Clark Griffith, Bill Stallworth and George Lawrence.

Read more about this story in Wednesday's Sun Herald.