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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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Creating a solid base…

O’Neal Road Underground Work Complete Over the weekend, the last trench across O’Neal Road was closed. The sewer infrastructure that brings the much awaited services and will allow for future growth in the area is complete. Lessons learned from previous projects on surrounding roads have taught us the necessity in allowing the dirt to settle in the construction area. The engineers have scheduled a 30 day window for compaction of the freshly disturbed dirt. During that timeframe, the
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Why I support Thad…

To me, politics is about service, not ego. It’s just that simple. People elected me to listen to them and work hard for them and the betterment of our community. Generally, I wait until asked about where I stand on an issue or whom I support in an election before I tell folks, but this runoff election for US Senate is too important. So, I wanted to take a moment and tell you why I’m voting for Thad. First, I’ll get the most selfish reason out of the way, I’m a shipbuilder. I am blessed with a go
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Keep Gulfport Clean and Green

Get involved with keeping our city beautiful I ask you to participate in our Keep Gulfport Clean and Green effort. Dumpsters, for you to use, will be placed in the following three locations from May 30th to the morning of June 6th: 1. the entrance to Pine Hills Subdivision on Dedeaux Road, 2. Fire Station 11 on Three Rivers Road, 3. and the parking lot of Dedeaux Park on River Road. Also, the City will pick up litter and debris placed at curbside in the green bags that are available for free at
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