Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke reports on Christmas on Coleman, blighted properties and county update.
Christmas on Coleman
The city of Waveland is hosting "Christmas on Coleman" on Saturday, December 9th, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Santa will be visiting with children, refreshments will be served and games will be open to all. A golf cart parade cruises down the avenue in front of city hall as a featured festivity.
If you'd like to be in the Golf Cart Parade, call city hall at 228.467.4134 for details!
This month, Waveland is going to address three properties that have been eyesores for years. At the December 5th Waveland Board meeting the fate of the following properties is going to be decided: 706 Birch, 708 Birch and 600 Highway 90 (formerly Day's Frontier).
If the Waveland Board of Alderman deems the properties are in violation of the blighted property ordinance, the owner of the property must clean-up the property or Waveland is going to be forced to clean-up the property for them.
Since Waveland hired full-time building inspector Josh Hayes, Waveland has been able to get more aggressive on tackling dilapidated structures. The Waveland Building Department has developed a system to identify and address blighted properties that have been plaguing Waveland for years.
The Hancock County Board of Supervisor is about to finish the second year of their term. During the last year, Waveland and Hancock County Board of Supervisors have tackled several problems and projects together. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors recently sent out a letter about what they have accomplished in 2017 and what their vision and goals are for 2018.
Below are a few excerpts from the county letter that pertain specifically to Waveland:
•Stabilized Healthcare in Hancock Medical. After an extensive process, we can now remove taxpayer obligation and concern regarding the fate of Hancock Medical and look to generate revenue for county, expand services and secured a long term partner for our county with Ochsner Health Systems.
We also adopted the county’s first commercial incentive policy for properties on our major roadways in Bay St. Louis, Waveland and Diamondhead.
The next fiscal year will be our most aggressive year to date and includes the following priorities:
•Corridor Enhancement & Recreational Improvements. Playgrounds for Dedeaux, Bay St. Louis and Necaise were approved in the new fiscal budget, and we will construct new welcome signage on our major corridors entering Hancock County.
•Beachfront Improvements. We are partnering with the City of Waveland on the Coleman Avenue Lighthouse Project and approved funding for new parking locations on the beachfront near Coleman Avenue and Lakeshore Road.
Click here to read the 2017 State of the County document in PDF form.