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Meeting Expectations

Building Aesthetics Earlier this year, I published a newsletter explaining the need to promote aesthetically pleasing development along our state designated scenic byways which include Hwy 605. At the time a developer wanted to build a new Dollar General within view of the scenic byway. After much effort, we were able to convince the developer to invest more into our community than has been typical in the past. The new store looks much better than the initially proposed design and keeps with the
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Let’s Talk About Dedeaux Road…

Emergency Repair First, this week the City Public Works department and contractor will begin an emergency repair to culverts that run under Dedeaux Road in the vicinity of Colonial Estates subdivision and a little east of the WIC distribution center. The culverts on the north side of the road have separated and become undermined by stormwater runoff.     Stormwater runoff has eroded the dirt away from the culverts and weakened the road base near the edge of the road.    The d
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Staying Informed…

Having trouble viewing this email? View it on your browser.   Interactive Map of Capital Projects & Status Last year, the City Council voted to issue $20 million of bonds to fund various infrastructure improvements needed throughout the City. The City’s Engineering and Public Works departments have created an interactive website to inform the public of the status of the projects funded by this effort.  For a complete listing of the projects, please visit http://www.gulfport-ms.gov
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Requiring Outside Developers to Ante Up

Over the past several months, an agent for a development firm that builds store for Walgreens and Dollar General among others has been working to change the zoning of a parcel of land adjacent to the north side of Oneal Road between Hwy 605 and Sheldon Street. Many of you are familiar with this effort and have voiced your concerns when the initial proposal was heard by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission originally denied the request and the prospective developer appealed the decisi
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3 Events for Your Calendar

1. Public Hearing on New Building and Property Maintenance Codes When: 5:30 PM, Wednesday, November 5 Where: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall The City is strengthening its Building and Property maintenance codes. The building codes will produce stronger and safer structures. The new property maintenance codes are stronger to protect our neighborhoods and citizens’ investments in their homes. The Urban Development Department will hold a Public Hearing providing a brief overview of the
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More Street Projects

Pine Hills Subdivision Several months ago Supervisor William Martin called me and told me that he had some funds remaining in the Board of Supervisors’ budget for paving in District 4. He requested that the City recommend a couple of streets that needed paving. For the amount of money that was available, Angela and Stevens Circles in the Pine Hills subdivision were chosen. The City would mill the roads and the County would pave them. Unfortunately, after milling the road edges along the cu
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Streets Improvements Recently Completed

Malfunction Junction Addressed If you drive SR 605, Tuesday, you may have noticed that MDOT installed a much needed traffic safety feature at the intersection of Helen Richards Road just north of I-10. In the last five years there have been approximately 74 crashes at that intersection, most of which were angle type crashes (the type reduced by Directional Medians). The newly installed Directional Median boundaries reduce the 18 major conflict points to only 4. The newly installed flexible delin
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Show Your Appreciation to Gulfport Police Department

In light of the recent tragic events and the quick response our Police department has made, please take time to thank them for their service to our community. You may relay your appreciation via email officeofthechiefofpolice@gulfport-ms.gov or on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GulfportPolice. Letter – Chief Leonard Papania – Appreciation
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Paving updates and Getting Involved in a Grassroots Effort to Lower Homeowners Insurance

Paving of John Clark and O’Neal Roads I received updates from A. Garner Russell & Associates Engineering this week concerning paving schedules for John Clark and O’Neal Roads that were agreed upon by the contractor: John Clark Road UPDATE 8/1/14 Testing failed requiring pipe to be dug up and adjusted. Dirt will need to settle again. Follow me on Facebook for more frequent updates. 7/11- Density Testing 7/13-7/14 Paving preparation (milling, leveling) 7/15-7/18 Paving O’Neal Road UPDATE
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