First I would like to thank the voters of Ward 1 of Waveland for having the confidence in me to elect me for a second term as your alderman. I promise to continue to work diligently for you and represent you to the best of my ability.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen officially begin our new term this month. The first Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting will be January 2.
What's Up, Waveland?
The following appointments are made exclusively by the Mayor WITHOUT approval of the Board of Aldermen:
- Fire Chief
- Police Chief
- City Clerk
- City Attorney
- Public Defender
- Mayor Pro Tem
- Water and Gas System/Utilities Superintendent
The appointment of the three election commissioners is recommended by the Mayor, but MUST BE APPROVED by the Board of Aldermen.
The Hancock County Supervisors pitched in more than $800,000 from GOMESA funds and the remaining is being paid through Tidelands Funds and the seawall gasoline tax. I give a huge thank you to the Hancock County Board of Supervisors for their support for this project.
Waveland will continue to work on the three citywide sewer improvement projects. All of the projects are still on schedule and on budget. Last month, Waveland approved an additional 900 feet of new sewer to Edna Street. The 900-foot addition will allow over a dozen property owners to be removed from the grinder pump system and will also reduce the amount of wastewater Waveland pays to treat.
This project is four years in the making and will vastly improve pedestrian traffic safety. Waveland is using MDOT funding to help pay for the sidewalk project which is the reason this project has moved at a snail’s pace.
During January and February, several board members and I will go to Jackson to speak with lawmakers to request funding for various projects and discuss a number of other issues that affect Waveland.
I look forward at the next four years to bring great opportunity for Waveland.