Waveland resident Bruce Northridge shares info about the upcoming election, several issues important to residents, and a raft of October events in Waveland.
- by Bruce Northridge
The Republican primary on Oct 4 is also intended to narrow the candidates for Alderman in Ward 1 from four to one. Then, on the general election on Dec 6, that Republican will face off against the Independent candidate and the Libertarian candidate.
In the general election on Dec 6, Ward 2 voters will choose between Bobby Richardson and Clarence Harris.
Ward 3's incumbent has no challenger, so Shane Lafontaine will be the Ward 3 Alderman for four more years.
In the general election on Dec. 6, Republican candidate Gary Catalano will face off against Independent candidate Jeremy Clark and Libertarian candidate Lynn Smith.
Note that the Board of Alderman will look considerably different next year because two of the current aldermen (Ward 1's Jeremy Burke and Ward 4's Charles Piazza) are giving up their seats to run for mayor.
Polling for all elected municipal positions will be held in one location – the Waveland Fire Department on Coleman Avenue.
Between these two dates there is also a congressional election on Nov. 8, where polling places will be located in five sites around the city.
The grass-cutting contract seems to be discussed at every Board of Aldermen meeting, while the county garbage collection contract seems to be discussed on every social media platform. Fuller reports will be shared as these issues are addressed.
I just want to make sure you saw this one sentence in the “Refocus Highway 90” report that we shared last month. “The site of a former shopping center at Waveland Avenue and Hwy 90, owned by Mr. Robert Bruno, has been cleared for development by the EPA.”
The demolition of the old hotel on 603 and 90 has been delayed because needed equipment is delayed at another project the contractor is working. Progress should resume soon.
The Sea Coast Echo reported on September 14 that the Waveland Pier has FINALLY gotten the green light for repairs. We’ll keep you informed on construction progress.
From Our Community Calendar
Hold onto your hats! There are so many events this fall season in Waveland, it’ll be hard to keep track.
Remember, you’ll find them all on the Shoofly Magazine’s Community Calendar (think of it as the kitchen sink of local events) and our page of curated “Don’t Miss” happenings – Upcoming Events. We update both every week!
Below, we’ve listed some Waveland-specific events you’ll want to check out:
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