This month, Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke shares details about a new park project, the latest on golf cart legislation, and the Katrina+10 events that include the reopening of the Ground Zero Museum.
- by Jeremy Burke
In June, Robin Roberts donated $25,000 to the project and in July, Destination America and the City of Waveland donated $10,000 and $5,000 respectively to this project. This playground will be a reflection of the spirit of these boys, who were lost in Hurricane Katrina ten years ago.
If you would like to be a part of the great project, you can. The building of the playground will start on Monday, August 17th at 8:00AM and volunteers are needed. The completion and ribbon cutting for the Bane playground will take place on Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00AM. I am confident that you will want to be a part of this worthwhile endeavor and I anticipate your support.
If you would like to volunteer, donate, or have questions, please contact Tammy Raymond at 228.304.0259.
The Golf Carts Are Coming... We Hope!
On July 8th, the Board of Mayor and Alderman passed a resolution supporting local and private legislation to allow the operation of golf carts on certain public roads in Waveland. The resolution that passed unanimously is the first step for Waveland to get the Mississippi Legislature to pass a bill allowing golf carts on Waveland streets.
The resolution will be submitted to the Mississippi Legislature in January and then it will be in the hands of our Mississippi lawmakers to decide if golf carts on Waveland roadways will be allowed. Before the resolution is sent up to Jackson, Waveland is most likely going to draft a proposed ordinance to show lawmakers that Waveland has a plan of governing the use of slow-moving vehicles. The ordinance will show that Waveland will insure the safety of not just the operators of the golf carts, but the safety of other drivers on the road.
Waveland + 10
Believe it or not, it has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Hancock County. On August 29th, the City of Waveland will be hosting a memorial service at the Ground Zero Museum on Coleman Avenue at 5:00 PM. The events will honor those who lost their lives in the storm.
After the memorial service the Museum will be open to the public. The Museum will have music, H.C. Port Katrina exhibit on display and authors on hand to sign Katrina books. The Silver Slipper Casino will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers and barbeque. It is anticipated that former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will be on hand for the memorial service.
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