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Talking Trash…

Click here to view in original form in your browser: http://rleeflowers.com/talking-trash/ Cleaning Up Confusion Since I first took office over 8 years ago, two subjects generate more phone calls, emails, and text messages for me than any others: drainage and trash (solid waste collection). Solid waste collection is a fundamental function of local government. It’s a health, safety, and quality of life issue. And we’ve grown accustomed to the frequency of pick-ups for garbage, trash/d
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Starting New Chapters…

Click here to view in original form in your browser: http://rleeflowers.com/starting-new-chapters/ Gulfport Inauguration You are invited to the Oath of Office Ceremony for Mayor Billy Hewes and the City Council. This is a public and free event. 6 PM, Thursday, June 29, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St, Gulfport, MS 39501 Please note the change in location due to weather concerns. (It’s air conditioned!) http://www.facebook.com/cityofgulfport/photos/a.86777602862.81325.86
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Dedeaux Road & Voting

Click here to view in original form in your browser: http://rleeflowers.com/dedeaux-road-voting/ Attention All Road Builders! Over the last week, we have been able to clear a major hurdle and begin the final processes of getting a contractor in place for constructing Phase I of Dedeaux Road Widening. MDOT’s Letter Authorizing the City to Advertise for Bids You can find the full letter from MDOT below, but the most pertinent part to folks who use Dedeaux Road is “the Federal Highway A
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Dedeaux Road & Australia (The Experience)

Click here to view in brower: http://rleeflowers.com/dedeaux-road-australia-the-experience/ Progress on Dedeaux Road Mississippi Engineering Group provided the following update for the status of Phase I of the Dedeaux Road Widening Project for April 2017. Dedeaux Rd Status Report 4-4-17 by rleeflowers on Scribd As quick comparison to last month’s update shows that we’ve reigned in the timeline and construction start moved up by about 1 month. Instead of the end of July, it is now the
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Dedeaux Road & Australia

Click here to view in brower: http://rleeflowers.com/dedeaux-road-australia/ Progress on Dedeaux Road Mississippi Engineering Group provided the following update for the status of Phase I of the Dedeaux Road Widening Project for today’s council meeting. Project Status Report – Dedeaux Road Widening Phase I – 20170307 by rleeflowers on Scribd As you can see, the City is once again making progress with the purchase of the wetlands credits. If all of the necessary steps fall in pl
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Infrastructure Projects Update – February 8, 2017

Click here to view in brower: http://rleeflowers.com/infrastructure-projects-update-february-8-2017/ Dedeaux Road Widening Phase I (Three Rivers Rd to DeDe Dr) Here’s the latest update from Mississippi Engineering Group concerning the widening of Dedeaux Road. Project Status Report – Dedeaux Road Widening Phase I – 20170207 by rleeflowers on Scribd In short, MDOT’s requirement for the City to rebid the construction engineering contract delayed the projected construction c
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Heavy Rain Preparations

To view in web browser, click http://rleeflowers.com/heavy-rain-preparations/ The City and County have been putting out notices and sand since last week in preparation for the expected rain over the next few days. Ward 6 residents that live in recently flooded areas are paying attention and are preparing for the worst. While the residents are addressing their personal property concerns, the City has been focusing on addressing the issues highlighted by the April 28 flooding. I received the follo
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Dedeaux Road Widening Project Update – July 2016

To view in web browser, click http://rleeflowers.com/dedeaux-road-widening-project-update-july-2016/. We continue to receive monthly updates from Waggoner Engineering in regards to the widening of Dedeaux Road. Currently, we are working on Phase I of a 3 phase widening effort. Phase I includes the portion of Dedeaux from Three Rivers Road to DeDe Drive. Public Works Director Wayne Miller delivered details concerning the effort to resurface the eastern end of the road the July report on the Dedea
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Addressing Issues Identified from Flash Flooding

To view in web browser, click http://rleeflowers.com/addressing-issues-identified-from-flash-flooding/. Cleaning Ditches Gulfport Public Works has started addressing areas of concern that have been identified by the department and through citizens’ calls from the April 28 flash flood. Much of the ditch cleaning effort requires access through private property to more expeditiously remove debris and vegetative growth from the drainage easements. Public Works employees are coming door-to-door
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