Waveland alderman Jeremy Burke discusses the city's plan for maintaining public spaces; the next Food Truck Friday; and the much-anticipated Nereids Parade.
- by Jeremy Burke
First and most importantly, no current employees would lose their jobs. It has been shown that the City of Waveland loses 8 to 12 employees by attrition or voluntary separation every year. In addition, Waveland currently has 3 of the 5 positions open due to promotion, resignation or termination for cause.
The projected cost savings from privatizing grass cutting will free up tax dollars to improve drainage, roads and public safety. Privatizing grass cutting also will allow Waveland Public Works personnel to have a more proactive approach to addressing problems.
I look forward to seeing the results of a mowing program that spans the entire growing season. The residents of Waveland deserve a clean and well-maintained city. By partnering with the private sector to help maintain the grass in our parks and rights-of-way, the city will gain the ability to better serve our citizens on day-to-day issues.
Waveland Food Truck Friday
After a short hiatus in January, Waveland Food Truck Friday returns this month. I hope to see everyone on Coleman Avenue on Friday, February 11, 5:00-8:00 pm. Coleman Avenue will be closed to vehicles in front of Studio Waveland to accommodate the food trucks and allow people to set up a canopy tent, table, and chairs if you choose.
Waveland Food Truck Friday is open to the public, and admission is free. Food can be purchased through the food trucks, and the Waveland Civic Association will be selling beer, soft drinks, and water. Keep Waveland Beautiful will have an informational set-up as well. See you on Coleman Avenue.
Mark your calendars for the annual Krewe of Nereids parade on Sunday, February 20, starting at noon. The parade begins in front of the Hancock County Governmental Annex Building in Bay St. Louis and rolls west on Highway 90, ending at the intersection of Auderder Street and Highway 90 in Waveland.
Both lanes of Highway 90 in Waveland will be closed from the Bay St. Louis-Waveland city line to Waveland Avenue. Please read the notice below regarding the Nereids parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF WAVELAND
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