Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke shares information about new limitations to in-person access to city services; Waveland's return to virtual meetings; and an update on the Nicholson Avenue project.
Waveland Building Public Access and Face Mask policy
Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases within in Hancock County, all municipal buildings within the City of Waveland including City Hall, Court, the Police Department, all Fire Departments, and City Yard will return to minimal access to the general public, and masks will be required to enter all municipal buildings. This measure is being taken to ensure the health and safety of the residents and employees of the City of Waveland.
Utility payments can still be submitted through the customer service window, by paying online, or by dropping off the payment in a sealed envelope in the drop box located on the first floor of City Hall next to the main entrance in the front of the building. Phone 228-467-9248.
Court Department payments can be made at the Court Department, by paying online, paying over the phone, or by dropping off the payment in a sealed envelope in the drop box located on the first floor of City Hall next to the main entrance in the front of the building. Phone 228-466-0042.
For the Building and Zoning Departments, please utilize phone and email to conduct business, and when applying for permits. A drop box has been placed by the rear entrance to City Hall to drop off paperwork, plans and applications. Phone 228-466-2549.
For City Hall, please utilize phone and email to conduct city business. There will be no admittance into City Hall without prior approval. Phone 228-467-4134.
Accident reports and other non-essential Police Department business will need to be handled over the phone or by email. Golf cart permits will be processed by appointment only. Phone 228-467-3669 (for emergencies dial 911).
Burn permits, reports and other non-essential Fire Department business will need to be handled over the phone or by email No public access will be allowed inside the building. Phone 228-467-2042 (for emergencies dial 911).
City personnel will continue to keep the general public up to date on the latest developments as they come to our attention. As community leaders, we must lead by example and do everything we can to protect each other from spreading this virus. We continue to encourage residents to wear face masks and exercise social distancing when in public places.
Waveland City Meetings are Virtual...Again
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Hancock County, Mayor Mike Smith has decided to hold the Waveland Board of Mayor and Alderman Board meeting virtually until at least September. Waveland will use the Go-To Meeting platform to conduct the meeting, and the following is the dial-in number or computer link to attend the meetings.
Please join the Waveland Mayor and Alderman meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 755-017-565
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
The agenda, docket, and meeting packet will be uploaded to the Waveland website a few hours before the meetings begin. The public will still have a chance to speak during the public comment section of the meeting.
The two virtual Board of Mayor and Board of Alderman meeting dates in August:
Nicholson Avenue update
In mid-July, construction started on the long-awaited reconstruction of Nicholson Avenue and the installation of a pedestrian pathway along Nicholson Avenue. The goal of the contractor is to finish this project quickly, so traffic on one of the busiest streets can return to normal.
The project is scheduled to be completed by November 1; however, inclement weather and other issues can affect the anticipated schedule throughout the entire project.
Motorists should be prepared for detours and closures during the construction period. The contractor is required to display signage in advance of traffic changes, lane shifts, detours and closures.