This month in Waveland:
Waveland Christmas Bazaar, Bonfires on the beach and Improvements of the Waveland Civic Center
- by Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke
Waveland Christmas Bazaar
Since Hurricane Katrina, Waveland has not allowed bonfires on Waveland beaches, but in the next month or two, Waveland is planning on passing an ordinance to allow beach bonfires again. As discussed at the October 19th Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting, Waveland officials have asked for a bonfire ordinance to be drafted for adoption.
I believe this will be a great addition to the Waveland experience and will encourage more use of Waveland’s best asset. I hope to report to everyone in December the complete details of this ordinance.
Improvements on the Waveland Civic Center
The Waveland Civic Center, originally built in 1927 to serve as the Waveland school, was reopened in 2009 after being almost completely destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. The civic center now serves as a museum, meeting place for clubs, and much more. After the reopening in 2009 Waveland leaders realized the building needed some additional improvements to be a true community center for Waveland. Hancock County-based firm Unabridged Architecture did the design of the improvements and will be insuring that DCD Construction's installation of the Waveland Civic Center/Ground Zero Museum improvement which includes a media room, signage, dehumidifier and HVAC system is done correctly. This project is being funded by an MDA grant and the completion date is the end of January 2016.