BSL Council Update - April 2021
Newly-elected Bay St. Louis City Council member Kyle Lewis takes office in July. In his first council update column, he thanks his constituents and looks ahead to his next four years serving the city.
In this report, Councilman Knoblock reports on plans for a Heritage Star; upgrades for the city's water system; the upcoming paving project; and joining the Certified Local Government program.
Councilman at Large Gary Knoblock reports on the honoring of two long-time Bay St. Louis employees, Main Street repairs, new vehicles for the city and more. Congrats to retirees Patricia Time and Clementine Sheppard!
In this report, Councilman Knoblock reports on exciting plans underway for the new Police Department building and improvements to the Depot District and building, in anticipation of train service by 2022.
Councilman at Large Gary Knoblock reports on drainage improvements, Hurricane Zeta damages and cleanup, Planning and Zoning votes, cameras at city parks and more.
Councilman-at-Large Gary Knoblock reports on issues before the Planning & Zoning Commission; the Mayor's Report; and a possible energy audit for the City.
Councilman-at-Large Gary Knoblock reports on considerations for a new tenant at the historic City Hall, drainage issues, and improvements at MLK park.
From Councilman-at-Large, Gary Knoblock:
Update, 8/25: Although it looks as if Bay St. Louis has missed significant impacts from Marco, we’re still watching Laura carefully. It’s predicted to escalate into a category 3 storm before hitting land near the Louisiana/Texas border.
However, we still need to be prepared and may experience high winds and higher than normal surges. Residents in lower areas, Wards 5-6, you know the tides will be rising. Batten down the hatches and be ready!!
Click here for the Shoofly Magazine's storm readiness check-list and complete resource guide.
Councilman-at-Large Gary Knoblock reports highlights of the August 4 Bay St. Louis city council meeting including proposals for a depot district revitalization and updates to get ready for passenger rail service in 2022, Planning & Zoning outcomes, and the current state of the city's finances.