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Whether you are looking for the latest news or something that has taken place previously, you found the spot for information.  If what you are looking for is not here, let me know and I will try to get you what you are looking for. 

 

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Mar

31

2024

Good Morning Everyone!

 

He is Risen!  Happy Easter!  May this Easter season fill your hearts with happiness and your home with joy and love with friends and family.

 

The first regular meeting of the month will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Waveland City Hall.  Here is the agenda and accompanying information packet for your convenience.  Please attend if you can, but alternatively, you can watch on the city YouTube channel.  After you have had time to review the agenda and packet, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  

 

Food Truck Friday is April 5th.  Please come out and enjoy the good food and meet everyone.  

 

The second regular meeting of the month will be April 17th.  I will provide you with that information in my April 14th newsletter.  

 

Harbor Freight is coming along very quickly and should be open in about a month.  Things are looking good for Waveland!  

 

It is truly my honor and pleasure to serve you and all of Waveland, and I truly appreciate your continued support.  If I can assist you, please don't hesitate to contact me.   

Mar

24

2024

Good Morning Everyone,

The next Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting is scheduled for April 2, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.  The agenda and accompanying packet will be provided in my next email on March 31st.    

I was again asked this week about the status of the pier.  Unfortunately, the response has not changed.  We are stuck between a rock and a hard place waiting on MEMA and FEMA.  Of course, if the City had $1.2+ to gamble with, we could move forward with repairs.  Mayor Trapani is working diligently in an attempt to remedy this problem.  Rest assured, the moment there is news to report, it will be shared. 

This has been a very eventful month.  I am so very excited that we can now speak about the new Marriot's Fairfield and Towneplace Suites hotel coming to Waveland!  Many months ago, this project was brought to the Mayor and Board by Blaine LaFontaine, Hancock County Port & Harbor Executive Director, and the developer.  This is a huge step forward for Waveland!  In 2022, the City contracted for and obtained a plan to Restore Hwy. 90.  We have a prime opportunity now to kick that plan into high gear.  I have also approached the Hancock County Board of Supervisors to step up their efforts in their jurisdiction leading into Waveland.  

At the last Mayor and Board meeting, we hired Mr. Chris Carter as the new building official.  The additional expertise in this department lends to a more efficient and productive department and allows for better code enforcement, as our City is growing.  

If you have any concerns or comments, please remember you can reach me best by email or text.  You can also report issues on my website.

I pray you all have a wonderful Holy Week and Easter. 

Mar

17

2024

The second regular meeting of the month will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Waveland City Hall.  Here is the agenda and accompanying information packet for your convenience.  Please attend if you can, but alternatively, you can watch on the city YouTube channel.  After you have had time to review the agenda and packet, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  

On Thursday evening, March 14th, we had a Special Meeting where we hired Mr. Chris Carter as Waveland Building Official. During the meeting, we discussed the need for a new ordinance for short-term rentals. Currently, there are no regulations for these rentals which are located in residential neighborhoods. We believe that some type of oversight is necessary to ensure the safety and security of the residents in those neighborhoods. We are still in the early stages of discussing this ordinance and there are a lot of questions that need to be answered. You can read the original document original document to get an idea of where we are headed. All of the Aldermen had input and raised a lot of questions and considerations for the ordinance. We will update the document to address those considerations. However, please note that this will not become an ordinance until we have considered all issues, publicized it, and held a public hearing. We want to ensure that everyone has plenty of time to provide their ideas, concerns, and opinions.

One more successful and fun St. Patrick's Parade for the books!    

Happenings left in March:

      March 18th 9:00 a.m. Hancock County BoS meeting (see comments below)
      March 20th 6:30 p.m. Board meeting
      March 23rd 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (See Flyer attached for details)
      March 24th 1:00 p.m.  Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by City of Waveland and American Legion Post #77 (See Flyer below for details)
      March 24th Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week
      March 31st Easter Sunday 

Coastal Environmental has announced the extension of the deadline to sign up for their curbside recycling service. The service requires a minimum of 1,500 customers to launch, but after months of requesting people to sign up, only 80 have registered so far. If you are interested in signing up, simply visit their website and sign up for a monthly fee of $33. While the cost may seem steep to some, it is important to keep in mind that recycling is expensive. We understand that it can be a difficult decision to choose between the cost and the priority of recycling.  

Even if you choose not to recycle, I have a request for you. Let's initiate a movement in Waveland. Please consider taking reusable bags with you when you go shopping, instead of using plastic bags. By doing so, we can significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in our landfills. You can always opt for biodegradable paper bags. I have been carrying a tote full of reusable bags in my car's trunk since 2008, and it has helped me keep a lot of plastic out of landfills. I think it's a good starting point.

The next Hancock County Board of Supervisors meeting is Monday, March 18th, at 9 a.m.  There are several things to note in their agenda:

1.   The Hancock County Food Pantry will be giving its annual update.  The health of this vital organization is important to our community, and as such, we need to be aware of their needs and assist where we can.  
2.   There will be a discussion/presentation regarding veteran's tax exemptions.  
3.    We are coming off of the primary election and it is interesting to note that just the payroll for poll workers came to $40,706.00.  That, mind you, is not the total cost of that election.  It is so important to cast your vote, and not that it costs so much, but because those you elect have a direct effect on your quality of life.  Thank you for caring what happens in our city, for participating, and for paying attention.  

It is truly my honor and pleasure to serve you and all of Waveland.  I truly appreciate your continued support.  If I can assist you, please don't hesitate to contact me.   

Mar

10

2024

Good Morning Everyone!

A special meeting was called for Thursday, March 14th, at 5:30 p.m..  At the time of this email, I do not have an agenda.  Please check the city website for an agenda.

The second regular meeting of the month will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Waveland City Hall.   The agenda and packet for that meeting will be sent to you in my March 17th newsletter.  If you missed any of the past meetings, you can watch them on the city YouTube channel.    

This month my first article for Waveland was published in the Shoofly Magazine, which you can find at bslshoofly.com.  

For your calendar:
      Don't forget time changed last night!  (March 10th at 2:00 a.m.  Time Change - Spring Forward)
      March 12th - Primary Election.  You will be voting at your county precinct - NOT at the Waveland Fire Department on Coleman. (Sample ballots are attached) 
      March 16th 1:00 p.m.  Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade  (See Flyer attached for details)
      March 23rd 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (See Flyer attached for details)
      March 24th 1:00 p.m.  Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by City of Waveland and American Legion Post #77 (See Flyer below for details)

The next Hancock County Board of Supervisors meeting is Monday, March 18th at 9 a.m.  Their agenda is not out yet for that meeting.  Please visit https://hancockcounty.ms.gov/217/Board-of-Supervisors  for further information on the BoS.  At their meeting on March 4th, the BoS approved the contract for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.  This is a very expensive event that the county provides twice a year.  Please see the attached flyer for that event and proceed accordingly.  They will only be open from 8 p.m. to noon, and there is usually a large volume turned in, so you may want to plan on having a slight wait.  They are very efficient and move quickly, so it won't take too long.

Last week was a very hectic, but productive, week.  While in Jackson, I met with all of our representatives and senators for our area.  They are impressed with what we are doing in Waveland and are anxious to help us move forward.  We are working on getting funding for infrastructure projects, and are discussing numerous other projects.  These relationships are vital to Waveland's success.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need my assistance.  It is best to reach me by text or email.  This gives me a written record of your issue.  I am not always able to answer my phone, but if you text me your name and issue, I will call you back.

Please encourage your neighbors and friends to sign up for my newsletter.  This is the best and most efficient way to provide current and accurate information.  There are some very exciting things coming that I can't wait to tell you about when I'm able.  

It is truly my honor and pleasure to serve you and our wonderful city.  Thank you for your continued support.

Mar

4

2024

Good Morning Everyone!

I just wanted to send you a quick note to remind you that tonight is the Congressional Candidates Forum at the American Legion Post #77 at 503 Waveland Avenue.  This promises to be very informative.  You will have an opportunity to meet the candidates and hear their platforms.  They will be asked to answer some very important questions, and will not know what they are going to be asked until the questions are read to them during the forum.

This is an important election, and I encourage you to attend if you can.  If not, it will be live-streamed on Facebook on the Hancock County Republican Women's Club page.  Below is a copy of the flyer for this event, which lists the candidates who have confirmed their attendance.

Please make sure you read my article in Shoofly Magazine, which will be out later this week.  Each month I will introduce you to an outstanding city employee. Once the article is published, I will send you a link.

Additionally, I wanted to bring you up to date on a couple of projects going on in the city right now.  Please make sure you read my article in Shoofly Magazine, which will be out later this week.

The Pier:  As many of you know, we went out for bids for the repairs on the pier, all of which came in over $1 million above the FEMA-approved amount.  We have gone back to FEMA in an attempt to get them to raise the outdated approved repair amount.  Once we know what will happen in this regard, we will let you know.  So far, the only response we have received is that the amount will be adjusted at the end of the project.  That is a huge risk to the city and taxpayers if we have to come up with the approximate $1.2 million and wait to hope that FEMA decides at the end of the project to refund us the money considering we are already operating on a very tight budget.  

McAlisters:  They are still coming.  We do not have any word yet on when.  Right now we only know they are still planning on opening in Waveland in the old Riteaid building.

Harbor Freight:  They are currently taking applications and are diligently preparing the building, which is in Choctaw Plaza next to Dirt Cheap.  They are expected to open within about 8 weeks.

Express Oil Change:  This is a new business going in at the traffic light entrance of Wal-Mart.  Stay tuned for more information.

Tendga Asian Garden:  This is a hibachi and sushi restaurant opening in the old Hancock Bank building.  We do not have an anticipated open date yet.  This is going to be a great addition to the culinary scene in Waveland.  

Thank you for your continued support and for allowing me to serve you and the City of Waveland.

Mar

3

2024

Good Morning Everyone!

The first regular meeting of the month will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Waveland City Hall.  Here is the agenda and accompanying information packet for your convenience.  You are encouraged to attend, but in the alternative, you can watch on the city YouTube channel.  After you have had time to review the agenda and packet, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  I will be in Jackson on March 5th & 6th for a legislative reception and will be attending the city meeting by phone.  

The second regular meeting of the Board is on Wednesday, March 20th.  The agenda and packet for that meeting will be sent to you in my February 17th newsletter .

Beginning in March, I will be writing an article for Waveland to be published in the Shoofly Magazine, which you can find at bslshoofly.com.

A few other things are happening this month that you should put on your calendar:
      March 4th U.S. House and Senate Candidate Forum at American Legion Post #77 at 5:30 p.m. (See Flyer attached for details)
      March 8th Food Truck Friday will begin at 5:00 p.m.  
      March 10th 2:00 a.m.  Time Change - Spring Forward!
      March 16th 1:00 p.m.  Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade  (See Flyer attached for details)
      March 23rd 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (See Flyer attached for details)
      March 24th 1:00 p.m.  Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by City of Waveland and American Legion Post #77 (See Flyer below for details)

For those of you who are not aware, Hancock County Board of Supervisors has jurisdiction over Beach Boulevard and the sand beaches.  There are a number of services the BoS control that are provided in Waveland, such as ambulance services and mosquito control.  The ambulance contract is up this fiscal year, so that is one issue in particular to watch.  AMR is the current provider, but have lost their contract in Gulfport.  My opinion is that it is highly likely they will lose their contract here in Hancock County as well.
If you are interested in their meetings, they meet twice a month - on the first and third Mondays with exceptions for holidays.  Please visit https://hancockcounty.ms.gov/217/Board-of-Supervisors for further information on the BoS.  It is wise to keep an eye on every agency that affects our community.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Our current Mayor and Board have been in office now for a full fourteen months.  There is still, and always will be, so much to do.  I have often heard about so many people in political office who are seen a lot during the campaign and then not so much while they are in office.  Well, I can't speak for anyone else, but rest assured that I am keenly aware of this fact and I am planning to visit soon.  It is truly a time-consuming process to stay on top of the issues, field resident concerns and issues, and promote and represent our community locally and throughout the state.  It is for these reasons, if your elected representative is committed, that you don't get to see them much after election.  I have attempted to give you every opportunity to reach me if you need to.  Sometimes it is overwhelming and there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day, so if for some reason you don't hear back from me right away, know that I am aware and am working on your issue.  It is best, if you have the ability, to reach me by text or email.  This gives me a written record of your issue.

It is truly my honor and pleasure to serve you and our wonderful city.  Thank you for your continued support.  If I can assist you, please let me know.  

Feb

25

2024

Good Morning Everyone,

The next Mayor and Board of Alderman meeting is scheduled for March 5th.  The agenda and packet will not be available until next week.  I will provide the links to this information in my next newsletter.  I will not be at the next meeting, as I will be in Jackson for a legislative reception, but will attend by telephone.  

Below is a flyer regarding the forum being held at American Legion Post #77 on Waveland Avenue with the Congressional candidates.  They are asking that you submit questions to them in advance.  Please give that some consideration and submit your questions to them before Wednesday.

If you have ventured out in that direction, you will see that Harbour Freight is diligently working on getting their new store open.  We are all looking forward to that.  I will keep you posted on an expected opening date. 

Should you have any concerns or need my assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.  There is a LINK on my website to report an issue or you can email me.  You can always text or call me as well.   

Thank you for your continued support!  Please have a safe and blessed week.

Feb

18

2024

Good Morning Everyone,

The next Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting is scheduled for 2/21/2024 at 6:30 p.m.  Please review the agenda and accompanying packet.  If you have any concerns or comments you would like to share with me prior to the meeting, please either send me an email, text or call at your convenience.  As usual, if you are unable to attend the meeting, you can watch it live or at your convenience on our YouTube channel.  

I have been asked this week about the status on the pier.  At our last meeting on February 6th, the city engineer was asked for a status.  If you have any questions about the transcript on the subject of the pier below from the minutes of that meeting, please contact me:

•      The Mayor asked Mr. Chiniche if he had heard anything about the pier.  Mr. Chiniche said he had met with Mike Seiler with MEMA and we know the bids came in October ’23.

They were higher that FEMA’s estimates, so Chiniche’s staff submitted documentation to them (FEMA) for review and asked them to adjust the cost analysis that they had prepared.  He said they’ve not heard much back from them so while Mr. Chiniche was in Jackson, he met with Mr. Siler, who stated from his experience what is usually done is FEMA usually adjusts to cost at close out; historically this is what they do. Mr. Chiniche said he’s seen that as long as the scope of the work that was laid out in the PW is followed, there would be no reason for them to deobligate the funds. Mr. Chiniche said when he did his inspection, he noted some additional asphalt and additional items that needed to be included for the repair, so the necessary paperwork for that was submitted. At this point, it’s a waiting game. The mayor said he called Congressman Ezell’s office to ask for a timeline as to when a decision may be reached and he was told they would move it to the front as much as they could, but still do not have a definite date.  

 

Over the past few weeks, we have had a lot of rain.  There has been standing water in streets, yards, etc. that have been taking longer to drain.  A number of the issues we have been seeing at residences have been caused by neighbors filling in swales and other areas of water collection and/or drainage, which are causing water retention on neighboring properties.  Please consider these collateral consequences when doing such work on your property.  

 

Should you have any concerns or need my assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.  There is a LINK on my website to report an issue or you can email me.  You can always text or call me as well.   


Please have a safe and blessed week.
 

Feb

11

2024

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you have had a fun and safe Mardi Gras.  February 14th is Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day.  For those of you who recognize Ash Wednesday and Lent, I pray for your steadfastness to your sacrifices, deepened enlightenment in the passion of Christ, and a constant remembrance of His humility for our imitation of Him during these 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  It is quite appropriate that the ultimate display of love, which begins on Ash Wednesday and is perfected on Easter Sunday, is on the feast of St. Valentine - Valentine's Day.  

The city offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 13th in observance of Mardi Gras, and then again on Monday, February 19th in observance of President's Day.

Please remember to fill out the "Report an Issue" on my website or on the City's website as soon as you see a problem.  It is difficult to know where all of the issues are in the city when they occur.  You are our first line of sight and I greatly appreciate you helping us stay on top of the issues.

The next Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is Wednesday, February 21st at 6:30.  I will forward you the agenda and associated packet as soon as it is available.

Have a fun and safe Fat Tuesday!  

Thank you for your continued support,
 

Feb

4

2024

Good Morning Everyone!

Today is the Nereids parade.  We will have thousands of visitors in town today, and most will be concentrated on Highway 90.  If you do not plan to attend the parade, but have to venture out, please be careful and try to avoid Highway 90. 

The first regular meeting of the month will be held Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. at Waveland City Hall.  Here is the agenda and accompanying information packet for your convenience.  You are encouraged to attend, but in the alternative, you can watch on the city YouTube channel.  After you have had time to review the agenda and packet, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  

The second regular meeting of the Board is on Wednesday, February 21st.  The agenda and packet for that meeting will be sent to you in my February 18th newsletter .

I would like to wish you and your families and very safe and Happy Mardi Gras.  It is my honor and pleasure to serve you and our wonderful city.  Thank you for your continued support.  If I can assist you, please let me know.  

Jan

28

2024

Good Morning Everyone,

The next Mayor and Board of Alderman meeting is scheduled for February 6th.  The agenda and packet will not be available until next week.  I will provide the links to this information in my next newsletter.

Last week I told you a little bit about our neighborhood watch program.  Many of you, especially those in Ward 1, are already participating, but for those who are not, please consider getting involved.  This program is keeping neighborhoods safe in a number of very important ways.  In addition to keeping an eye out for crime and suspicious activity, it is keeping everyone informed regarding any important issue that affects the entire neighborhood.  If you do not have a block captain for your neighborhood yet, please consider volunteering or speak to one of your neighbors who may be interested in doing so.  This will take very little of your time but have a huge impact in keeping your neighborhood safe and informed.

We deal with the threat of hurricanes and other weather events constantly.  To that end, I have included this LINK which will explain what we are expected to face in this upcoming hurricane season and why.  Due to the change in this weather pattern, more hurricanes will likely enter the Gulf of Mexico as opposed to the last couple of years.  As we all know, it is not a matter of if, but when we will face another storm.  I am working with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium to hold an open workshop for you to attend which will help you be best prepared for these weather events.  I have attended this program, not expecting to learn very much since I have been preparing for hurricanes all my life.  I was surprised and pleased to learn just how wrong I was.  I am working on getting this program scheduled for early March and will keep you posted on the date.  In conjunction, I will also have experts talk to you about homeowners and renter insurance and emergency response issues during hurricane events.  PLEASE be thinking about this and plan to attend.  There are few things you will do more important than this.  

Should you have any concerns or need my assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.  There is a LINK on my website to report an issue or you can email me.  You can always text or call me as well.   

Please have a safe and blessed week.

Jan

24

2024

Good Morning Everyone!

I apologize for the delay in getting this newsletter to you.  My computer has been down and I just got it back online last night.  

Our next Mayor and Board of Alderman meeting is February 6, 2024.  The agenda and packet will not be completed until next week.  I will send the links for those in my next newsletter. 

On Friday, January 19, 2023, I was privileged to attend and speak to the block captains for our Waveland Neighborhood Watch.  We have some exciting things happening there.  If you do not have a block captain yet for your neighborhood, please volunteer or speak to a neighbor about volunteering.  It is a simple process that takes a minimal amount of time to set up and is vital to the safety and wellbeing of every resident of your neighborhood.  You can send me an email or a text to volunteer and I will pass the information on.

On Sunday, February 4th is the 56th Annual Krewe of Nereids Parade.  Come out early and make a day of it.  It promises to be a great parade again this year.  


Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience.  

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Jan

14

2024

Good Morning!

 

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day, all city offices will be closed tomorrow, January 15th,  and reopen on Tuesday, January 16th at 8:00 AM. 

 

The next Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at City Hall, 301 Coleman Ave., Waveland.  For your convenience, here is the AGENDA and the accompanying PACKET for that meeting.  The meeting will be live streamed on YouTube and will be archived with previous meetings for your casual review. 

 

If you are a Mardi Gras parade goer, the Pass Christian parade is Saturday, January 27th and rolls at 1 p.m.  The Waveland Nereids Parade is Saturday, February 4th, which rolls at noon.  Even if you do not plan to attend the parade, please remember we will have thousands of visitors in Waveland.  Please be careful if you venture out, as we all know how careless some revelers can be at Mardi Gras.  There are many more parades scheduled on the Coast, and you can find their full schedule HERE.

 

There will be no Planning & Zoning meeting this month, as there were no new applications for conditional use or variances filed.

 

We have a hard freeze coming our way on Tuesday, so I encourage you to prepare your pipes, bring in your plants and pets.  If you have a city utility emergency, you can call during regular office hours, Monday through Friday 8 PM until 4:30 PM. at 228-467-4134, or after-hours emergency, please call Central Dispatch at (228) 255-9191.  Please remember, if your pipes are not insulated and you run the water to keep the pipes from freezing, you will more than likely see a slightly higher water bill.  It is always better to make sure your pipes are insulated from the freeze.  Should your power go out, please call your electric provider right away - do NOT wait!  For Mississippi Power, you can either call 800-532-1502, or visit their outage map.  For Coast Electric, you can either call 877-769-2372 or visit their outage map.  If you have elderly neighbors, please check on them to make sure they have everything they need to stay warm and safe. 


If you have not already done so, please sign up for Code Red to receive emergency alerts from Waveland and the County.

 

As a reminder, if you are interested in signing up for curbside recycling, please fill out this questionnaire.  Coastal Environmental Services is looking for a minimum of 1,500 households countywide to sign up to provide this to you.  The deadline to sign up is March 1, 2024, and service will begin on July 1, 2024, if the minimum number of households is met.  The fee for the service is $33 per month, and the full amount for the year must be paid upfront.  Again, this is a subscription service being offered and is not required for you to participate in the program.

 

Thank you for your continued support.  It is an honor to serve you and all the citizens of Waveland.  If you are in need of my assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

Jan

09

2024

Good Morning everyone!

I hope everyone got through the storms last night unscathed.

The next scheduled Mayor & Board of Alderman meeting is scheduled for January 17, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can tune in live at

City of Waveland, MS
This is the official YouTube Chanel of the City of Waveland, MS where you can find the meetings of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen, as well as the City of Waveland Planning & Zoning meetings.
www.youtube.com


Below is the link to sign up for recycling.  I wanted to remind everyone that the contractor will need 1,500 households to sign up for recycling pickup for the services to begin.  The deadline for signing up is March 1, 2024.  If 1,500 households sign up, services will begin on July 1, 2024.

I have heard some comments regarding the cost.  Recycling has become a frustratingly complicated issue.  The city nor CES make money on recycling.  As a matter of fact, CES will need two recycling collection trucks to collect recycling across the entire county.  Each truck costs $420,000.00.  It will cost them an additional $100,000.00 to purchase 1,500 collection bins for the minimum required households to initiate collections.  None of this includes the additional personnel or their associated expenses.  So, when considering whether or not to sign up for this service, please take these facts into consideration.  Also, remember that the reason the county pulled out of recycling in the first place was due to the overwhelming cost, not only to those who used the services, but also to those who didn't. 

As of today, only 36 households have signed up, 16 of which are in Waveland.  If you are interested, please sign up asap at the link below and please share the link with any of your friends or neighbors who may be interested in signing up as well.

Coastal Environmental Services | Recycling Form (ces-ms.com)
 
A number of people have been inquiring about McAllister's.  The latest update I have received is they are moving forward with their plans to open in the old Rite Aid building.  No estimated open date has been given.

We will have a new business coming into the space next to Dirt Cheap.  Harbor Freight has submitted their plans to the city.  As of this time, I do not have an estimated open date, but will keep you posted.

Things have been a bit hectic since the first of the year.  Last week Mayor Trapani and I attended the Legislative Reception in Jackson hosted by the Gulf Coast delegation.  Sunday, I was honored to attend a prayer service in the garden of the Governor's Mansion and a Tea that followed.  I am leaving for Jackson again today for MML (Mississippi Municipal League) training this week.  These trips have been very productive.  We have been reintroducing Waveland to the rest of the State as an active participant in local and state affairs.  This has garnered attention for our beloved city.  We have a great opportunity at this time to greatly improve our town and our standing in the County and State.  I am so honored to be a part of that.  There are great things on the horizon for us.

I have always believed that if we stay on top of the issues and things we can control, that those things we can't control will be easier to address.  Although I have experienced some frustration because things don't move as quickly as, or in the manner, I think they should, I remain positive and optimistic.  To that end, I ask that you pay attention to the agendas for ALL meetings.  Go through the packet for each agenda to see exactly what is being asked for, what is being voted upon, etc.  Ask questions.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a wonderful blessed week!  

Dec 31

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Here is a list of currently scheduled Board of Mayor & Aldermen meetings:

 

  • The first regular meeting of the month will be held this Tuesday, January 2, 2024, beginning at 6:30 PM.  Here is the Agenda and the Information Packet.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  All meetings are open to the public and streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube Channel. Past meetings can also be found there.  
     

  • The second regular meeting of the Board is on Wednesday, January 17th.  When the meeting agenda is finalized it will be forwarded to you.

 

I would like to wish you and your families and very safe and Happy New Year.  As I begin my second year as your Ward 1 Alderman, I also want to say how honored I am to serve you and our beautiful city.  We as a Board and a community accomplished a lot of goals during 2023, and there a such great things about to happen in our city in 2024.  Thank you for your continued support.  If I can assist you please let me know.  

Dec 25

Good Morning Everyone!

 

From me and my family to you and yours, I want to wish each of you a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

Dec 17

Good Morning Everyone!

 

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet twice this week.  The meeting tomorrow, Monday, December 18th, at 5:30 PM is to discuss city projects.  Then, on Wednesday, December 20th, will be the second regular monthly meeting which will begin at 6:30 PM.  Here are the Meeting Agenda and the Information Packet for you to review.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please let me know.  All city meetings are open for the public to attend and are streamed on the City of Waveland YouTube Channel.  All past meetings are there for you to take a look at whenever you're able.

 

Thank you for your continued support.  It is an honor to serve you and the citizens of Waveland.  If I can help you let me know.   

Dec 10

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Just a quick reminder that this coming Saturday, December 16, 2023, Wreaths Across America will hold a wreath-laying ceremony beginning at 11:00 AM at the Waveland Cemetery on Dufur Road off of Waveland Avenue in honor of those who gave their lives for our nation. For more information please visit the Wreaths Across America Waveland Cemetery Facebook page, or read this article in The Shoofly Magazine.    

 

If you missed this past week's Board of Mayor & Aldermen meeting, you can watch it on the city's YouTube Channel. 

 

If you have questions about the meeting, or if I can help you please let me know.

Dec 03

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Here are the currently scheduled meetings and events for December.

 

  • The first regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen is this Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30 PM.  Here are the Agenda and Information Packet for you to look over.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns please let me know.  If you cannot attend in person, the meeting can be viewed LIVE on the city's YouTube Channel or any time afterward.

     

  • Wreaths Across America will hold a wreath-laying ceremony beginning at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 16th, at the Waveland Cemetery on Dufur Road off of Waveland Avenue in honor of those who gave their lives for our nation. For more information please visit the Wreaths Across America Waveland Cemetery Facebook page, or read this article in The Shoofly Magazine.     

  • A Special Meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be held on Monday, December 18th at 5:30 PM, and the Second Regular Meeting of December will take place on Wednesday, December 20th at 6:30 PM.  When the agendas and information packets become available they will be sent to you.
     

  • In observance of Christmas, the City Hall offices will be closed on Monday, December 25th, and reopen on Tuesday, December 26th at 8:00 AM.

    Thank you for your continued support. If I can help you, do not hesitate to let me know.
     

Nov 26

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past week and that you are ready for the most joyous and festive time of the year, Christmas.  To help kick off the Christmas season here in Waveland, the city's annual Waveland Christmas Parade & Family Event is this coming Saturday, December 2nd.  The event will be in the Town Green between the Waveland Civic Center (335 Coleman Avenue) and the Waveland Public Library (345 Coleman Avenue) starting at 2:00 PM.  This family event is FREE and will have lots of fun activities for children, hot cocoa and coffee, snacks, community groups, and festive music to help get you into the holiday spirit.

 

The parade will start at 4:00 PM at Elwood Bourgeois Park on Central Avenue.  The parade will travel up Central Avenue to Terrace Avenue turning right towards Beach Blvd.  From there it will turn onto N. Beach Blvd, pass the Waveland Lighthouse, turn right once again onto Coleman Avenue, and make its way to Town Green.  This year's Grand Marshal is Vince Vance who along with his Valiantettes will be performing the entire parade route and be on hand at Town Green to welcome our Special Guests Santa and Mrs. Claus who will arrive and light the City Christmas Tree.

 

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the parade, Parade Applications are still being accepted for classic vehicles, golf carts, Jeeps, marching groups, bands, and walkers.  Sign up today.

 

If you have any questions, or for more information please contact me at the information below.  Thank you and we look forward to having you at this year's Waveland Christmas Parade & Family Event.

Nov 19

2023

Good Afternoon Everyone!

 

First, I would like to thank everyone in the community who came out yesterday to the Waveland Christmas Bazaar in the Town Green on Coleman Avenue.  This year's bazaar hosted 74 local and regional arts and crafts vendors, and 7 fantastic food truck vendors.  It was a great day for the hundreds of visitors who continuously flowed throughout the day shopping and getting into the holiday spirit.  I'd also like the city employees who helped set up and prepare for it, as well as those present yesterday during the bazaar.  It is our great employees, the bazaar volunteers, and of course, the community that made this a huge success. Mark your calendars now for an even bigger event on Saturday, November 23, 2024, for the 2024 Waveland Christmas Bazaar.

 

As previously reported, this year's Waveland Christmas Parade & Family Event will take place on Saturday, December 2nd.  The festivities at Town Green on Coleman Avenue will begin at 2:00 PM and the parade will begin at 4:00 PM.  This year's Grand Marshal is the world-renowned Vince Vance who will be riding and singing the entire parade route!  Special Guests Santa & Mrs. Claus will be in the parade as well and be on hand to light the City Christmas Tree in Town Green and to greet everyone there.  If you'd like to participate in the parade, please sign up today.

This coming Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 6:30 PM, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold its second regular monthly meeting.  Here is the Agenda, and the Information Packet for you to review. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can watch it streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube Channel.  Past meetings are there for you to watch at your convenience as well.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this or other meetings please let me know.

 

As each of you know Thanksgiving is this Thursday.  The City Hall offices will be closed in observance of the holiday on Thursday and Friday.  City Hall will reopen on Monday, November 28th at 8:00 AM.

 

Please follow my Facebook page and check my Website for frequent updates and other helpful information and links.  Thank you for your continued support.  If I can help you, please let me know. 

  

Nov 05

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

We have a lot of good things going on this month here in Waveland.  I hope that you will join us at the monthly meetings to see everything being discussed, as well as attend the different events this month on Coleman Avenue.

 

If you were unable to attend last week's Special Meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, you can view it here on the City's YouTube Channel at your convenience.

 

Here is what is taking place during November.

  • The first Regular Meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be held this week on Tuesday, November 7th, at 6:30 PM in the meeting room of City Hall.  The Agenda and the Information Packet are here for you to review.  As always, I encourage everyone to attend the meetings and see firsthand what is being discussed and decided.  If you are unable to attend in person you can watch it LIVE from the City's YouTube Channel or anytime afterward at your convenience.

     

  • Food Truck Friday is this coming Friday, November 10th, from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM on Coleman Avenue.  There is always lots of great food and fun for everyone who attends.  

     

  • This coming Saturday, November 11, 2023, is the annual Waveland Veteran's Day Parade.  The parade begins at 11:00 AM on Coleman Avenue.  For more information contact the parade coordinator Kristen Tusa, at kristentusa@gmail.com, or (228) 209-7399.  As a reminder, the City Hall offices will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day.

     

  •  You don't want to miss this year's annual Waveland Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 18th at Town Green.  This year's bazaar will offer over 50 local and regional arts and crafts vendors with handmade items perfect for everyone on your upcoming Christmas list.  There will be seasonal music, activities for children, and numerous food vendors and

    festival concessions for you to enjoy.  Come join us and support your small business owners.
     

  • The second Regular Meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd at 6:30 PM in the meeting room at City Hall.  When the agenda has been finalized for that meeting it will be emailed to you and put on my website.

     

  • Thursday, November 23rd is Thanksgiving and all City Hall offices will be closed on Thursday the 23rd, and Friday the 24th in observance of the holiday.  City Hall will reopen on Monday, November 28th at 8:00 AM.
     

We are currently taking applications for participants in this year's Waveland Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, December 2nd.  There will be a Family Christmas Event at Town Green on Coleman Avenue starting at 2:00 PM, free for everyone to attend, and the parade will begin at 4:00 PM.  If you, your business or organization, or someone you know is interested in being in the parade, please sign up today.  We've already received word that Santa and Mrs. Claus will be riding in the parade and then lighting the Waveland Christmas Tree in Town Green! 

 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about these or other things taking place in the city, or if I can help you, please let me know.  I thank you for your continued support.

Oct 29

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Tomorrow, Monday, October 30, 2023, at 5:00 PM, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a Special Meeting to discuss city projects and the Waveland Civic Center.  There are a number of people who have been following this subject and have reached out to me and other members of the Board to express their thoughts and suggestions as to what they would like to see the city do going forward with this location.  I appreciate all of those who have already done so and I strongly encourage all residents to attend the meeting to hear from the Board and offer your thoughts.  If you are unable to attend, you can view it on the city's YouTube Channel where it will be streamed LIVE.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns about tomorrow night's meeting and would like your message conveyed, please let me know.

 

Tuesday is Halloween and there will be a Halloween Bash with Trunk-Or-Treat on Coleman Avenue.  Those wishing to participate can set up a table, booth, or from the trunk of your vehicles. Decorations are encouraged and the event is FREE for businesses, organizations, and citizens to participate and pass out candy and goodies to all the little ghosts and goblins who will attend.  Times are from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM and we look forward to this annual family fun event.  Regardless of where you are this Halloween night, please be mindful of the children who may be walking the streets.  Let's make this a fun and safe time for them. 

 

As a reminder, this year's annual Waveland Christmas Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Coleman Avenue at Town Green.  We have a full list of fantastic arts & crafts vendors and food vendors who will be on hand.  Our deadline to apply was originally set for November 8th, but because of the eagerness of our vendors, we filled the spaces in record time and closed the application process last Friday the 20th!  You will definitely want to mark your calendars to attend this event for the great opportunity to get early Christmas presents and enjoy the day at the bazaar.

 

Looking ahead, the annual Waveland Christmas Parade and Family Event will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023.  We are currently taking Parade Participation Applications for those interested.  The parade is open to Classic Cars, Jeeps, Golf Carts, Marching or Walking Groups, Horse Riders or Horse Drawn Carriages or Wagons, and Walkers with their Dogs.  The family event at Town Green on Coleman Avenue is FREE to attend, and activities begin at 2 PM, with the parade beginning at 4 PM.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in town that day to ride in the parade and to light the city's Christmas Tree.  The parade will line up and start at Elwood Bourgeois Park on Central Avenue, travel up towards Terrace Avenue where it will turn right and head to Beach Blvd.  The parade will then turn right onto N. Beach Blvd, pass in front of the Waveland Lighthouse where it will then turn onto Coleman Avenue where it will end at Town Green for the festivities.  It's going to be a day of fun for the entire family so come join the fun.  Parade participants are asked to sign up now.

 

Thank you again for your continued support.  If I can help you, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Oct 22

2023

Good Morning Everyone,

 

If you were unable to attend this past week's meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen, you can view the meeting on the City's YouTube Channel.  As always, I encourage everyone to either attend the meetings in person or view the meetings either live when streamed or afterward at your convenience.

One of the items that were discussed was the approval for a new development at the foot of Coleman Avenue.  Bliss by the Bay, LLC will be developing a Residential Planned Development Project with a mix of residential condominiums and commercial businesses.  This will be a huge boost to our city and for future development on Coleman Avenue.  This was a concept approval and the first of serval steps and will give the developers the opportunity to begin the next stage in their development of the overall project.

The Special Meeting that was previously scheduled for tomorrow has been rescheduled for next Monday, October 30, 2023, at 6:00 PM to discuss city projects and the Civic Center.  Here is the Agenda. The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube Channel.

Please visit my website for additional information and links.  As well as my Facebook page for frequent updates and information.  Thank you for your continued support.  If you have any questions or if I can help you, please let me know.  

Oct 15

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold its monthly meeting tomorrow, Monday, October 16, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the meeting room at City Hall.  Here is the Meeting Agenda for your review.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  It is open to the public and can also be viewed LIVE on the city's YouTube Channel.  Previous meetings are there for you to watch at your convenience.  I encourage everyone to attend or view all city meetings to stay current on what is taking place in the city and to find out firsthand what is being discussed and decided.   

 

This Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 6:30 PM, is the second regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  Here is the Meeting Agenda and the Information Packet.  As mentioned previously, the meeting is open to the public and can also be viewed LIVE on the city's YouTube Channel.  After you review the information, let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.  

 

The annual Waveland Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday, November 18, 2023, on Coleman Avenue.  Applications are being taken at this time.  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a vendor, please sign up today.  Here are the Arts and Crafts Vendor and also the Food Vendor applications.

Thank you again for your continued support.  If I can help you, please let me know.

Oct 01

2023 

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Here are the upcoming events and meeting information for the month of October.

 

  • The first regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will occur this Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 6:30 PM in the meeting room at City Hall.  Here is the Agenda and Information Packet.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  Meetings are open for the public to attend and are streamed LIVE on the City of Waveland YouTube Channel.  If you missed the last meeting, which was held on September 19, 2023, you can watch the meeting at this link
     

  • Cruisin' the Coast returns to Waveland on Coleman Avenue this Wednesday, October 4, 2023.  Join the fun and excitement, which takes place from 10 AM to 6 PM.  Classic cars, music, food, and vendors will be present.
     

  • Food Truck Friday is on October 13, 2023, from 5 PM to 8 PM on Coleman Avenue.  Great food, fun, and friends are always plentiful at this monthly event. 
     

  • The second regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  The agenda and information packet will be emailed once it has been set and can also be found on my website. 
     

  • As a reminder, applications are being accepted for this year's Waveland Christmas Bazaar.  The event is Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 9 AM until 9 PM on Coleman Avenue, where you will find plenty of Christmas gifts and crafts, food and beverages, music, FREE activities for children, and so much more.  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a vendor, please sign up today.  Here are the Craft and Food vendor applications.  Follow the bazaar on Facebook for updates.

Remember to visit my website and Facebook page for frequent updates and helpful information.  Thank you again for your continued support.  If I can help you, or if you have questions let me know.

Sept 24

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

This is a reminder that applications are now being accepted for this year's Waveland Christmas Bazaar, which will occur on Saturday, November 18, 2023.  We look forward to having everyone on Coleman Avenue again for this annual event.  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a vendor, please sign up today. 

Here are the Arts & Crafts Vendor and the Food Vendor applications.  If you have questions, please let me know.

If you missed last week's September 20, 2023, Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, you can watch it on the city's YouTube Channel.  As always, I encourage you to attend the meetings in person to ask your questions and get answers directly from your elected officials or to send your questions if you are unable to attend in person. 

The next meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will be Tuesday, October 3, 2023. at 6:30 PM.  When the agenda is set for that meeting, it will be sent to you for review.

 

I'd like to give a thank you to the Hancock County Board of Supervisors for the initial repair of the bumps along Beach Blvd.  Crews recently began grinding down the spots, and it has already made a huge difference.

Although we have had rain lately, we are still currently under a Burn Ban throughout the county.  If you see a violation of this, please call Central Dispatch at (228) 255-9191, or if it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

 

Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and visit my website for more information and updates.  On my website, you can Report An Issue, find Upcoming Events and Meeting InformationTake A Survey, and more.

 

Thank you for your continued support.  If I can help you, please let me know. 

Sept 17

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

We are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for participants in this year's Waveland Craft Bazaar.  Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss the bazaar that will occur on Saturday, November 18th, from 9 AM until 9 PM on Coleman Avenue.  There will be arts & and crafts vendors, food booths and trucks, beverages, music, and activities for the kids with Waveland Police Department officers, and the Waveland Fire Department will also be on hand with the Fire Train.  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a vendor, sign up today.  Application links are below.

 

Craft Vendor Application       

Food Vendor Application   
 

The Board of Mayor & Aldermen will hold their second regular meeting of the month this Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  All city meetings and workshops are open for the public to attend and get answers to your questions.  Meetings are also live-streamed on the City of Waveland YouTube channel.  Past meetings are there if you missed any of them.  Here are the Agenda and the Information Packet for you to review.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns let me know.  

 

This coming Saturday, September 23rd, is the third annual White Linen on Coleman event from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  It's a great event celebrating art with Studio Waveland + Gallery, including local artists, great food, music, and fun for everyone.  Wear your white linen or other white attire and have some fun. Bring the kids. Bring the pups. Bring a chair and come enjoy the evening!  Proceeds benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County.

 

Please check my website for other helpful information and links.  Also, follow me on Facebook for frequent updates throughout the week.  Thank you for your continued support.  If I can help you, please feel free to contact me.

Sept 13

2023

Good Afternoon Everyone!

 

It is that time of year again!  The 2023 Waveland Christmas Bazaar is Saturday, November 18th, from 9 AM until 9 PM on Coleman Avenue.  Registration is now open for Arts & Craft Vendors and Food Vendors.  

 

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a vendor, please register today and let others know.  The registration form is attached here.  Slots fill up fast, so sign up today.  Also, please Follow the bazaar on Facebook.  Updates will be regularly added, and we will promote the vendors and their products as they register.

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Arts & Craft Vendor Application Packet

Food Vendor Application Packet

Sept 10

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

As probably almost everyone knows, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen have been meeting to discuss the proposed budget and tax millage increase for the fiscal year 2023/2024, which will begin October 1st.  Many things were explained during last week's meetings and workshop so that everyone understands exactly what this involves and why it is needed to maintain the operations of the City of Waveland.  If you were not able to attend the meetings or workshop in person or view them as they were streamed live, you can do so at the following links:

 

 

As I encouraged everyone to attend and ask questions during last week's meetings and workshop, I want to encourage you to view the videos so that you can hear directly from your elected officials and end the speculation, misinterpretation, and misinformation that was being discussed amongst people on social media.  Contacting me or your other elected officials ahead of time with your questions or concerns can give you firsthand information and understanding to dispel the rumors.  Once you have watched the videos, if you have any questions, again, I ask that you let me or the other elected officials know.

 

With that being said, there will be a Special Meeting this Thursday, September 14th, at 6:30 PM to adopt the budget and to set the new millage rate.  The meeting is open to the public, who are encouraged to attend.  All city meetings and workshops are also streamed LIVE on the City of Waveland YouTube channel.

At the Tuesday night regular meeting, the Board approved the installation of Hancock County's first Safe Haven Baby Box, which will soon be set up at the Central Fire Station on Highway 90.  We are very excited to have this life-saving option here in Waveland.  You can find out more about the program when you watch the video of Tuesday's meeting or read about it in this Sea Coast Echo newspaper article.

 

I have received some inquiries recently about the repair status of the Garfield Ladner Memorial Pier.  The process is proceeding as scheduled, and we are currently seeking bids for a contractor to perform the work.  The bids must be submitted by 5 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

Thank you again for your continued support.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please let me know.  Please continue to check my website:

www.ragamble.com, and follow my Facebook page for frequent updates and other helpful information.  

Sept 07

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Thursday, September 7, 2023

 

There will be a Public Hearing of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen tonight at 6:00 PM to discuss a proposed ad valorem tax revenue increase and proposed budget for the 2023/2024 fiscal year.  The meeting will be held in the meeting room at City Hall, located at 301 Coleman Avenue.  All meetings are open to the public, who are strongly encouraged to attend, ask questions, and get direct answers regarding this matter. There have been a lot of misconceptions and misinterpretations of the proposal so it is very important for the residents of Waveland to understand the process and exactly what this will mean to them.  

 

A workshop was held last night on this subject.  If you were not in attendance or did not view the livestream, you can watch this YouTube Video to find out what was discussed and explained. 

Again, it is very important for everyone to understand what a millage rate is and what the millage value is for each city as set by the Hancock County Tax Assessor.  The City does not set the value of each mill.  So please watch the workshop video, attend the public hearing tonight, and ask your questions to receive answers and clarification.  If you are unable to attend tonight or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, as always, let me know, and I will be happy to answer them or address them during tonight's meeting.  My contact information is listed below.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Sept 05

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

The Board of Mayor & Aldermen will hold a budget workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the City Hall meeting room.  The workshop is open for the public to attend and will be streamed LIVE on the city's YouTube channel for those unable to attend in person.

 

The first regular monthly meeting is tonight at 6:30 PM.  There will be a Special Meeting this Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 6:00 PM to discuss the proposed budget and proposed millage increase.  All are open for the public to attend and will be streamed on YouTube.

Sept 03

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Here are the current meeting dates and events that will be taking place this month.  Feel free to let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about anything.  As a reminder, you can find more helpful information on my website, www.ragamble.com, and Facebook page, which is updated frequently as new information becomes available.  You can also Report An Issue that you are seeing throughout the city, give a compliment, or share a positive experience you have had.

 

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023

    The first regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen begins at 6:30 PM in the meeting room at City Hall. The meeting will also be streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube channel.  Here is the Agenda and the Information Packet

 

  • Friday, September 8, 2023

    Food Truck Friday will take place on September 8, 2023, from 5 PM until 8 PM on Coleman Avenue.  It's always a fun time with plenty of good food to experience.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    The second regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen begins at 6:30 PM in the meeting room at City Hall.  When the agenda is set for that meeting, I will email it and post it to my website.

 

  • Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM 
    Join the fun at the Third Annual White Linen On Coleman event.  It's a great event celebrating art with Studio Waveland Gallery, including local artists, great food, music, and fun for everyone!

    Wear your white linen or other white attire and have some fun.  Bring the kids.  Bring the pups.  Bring a chair and come enjoy the evening.  Proceeds benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County.
     

Thank you again for your continued support.

Aug 31

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

I want to remind everyone that due to the extreme heat and dry weather, the City of Waveland, and all areas of Hancock County, remain under a burn and fireworks ban.  Because of this, which is out of our control, for safety concerns the fireworks display that was scheduled on Sunday has been cancelled.  

 

Although the fireworks will not take place, the rest of the activities will continue as scheduled.  The Misfits Classic Car Cruise In begins at 3:00 PM, and music from Sons of a Beech, Joni Compretta and Baytown Groove, and Amanda Shaw will all perform throughout the day. 

 

Admission is free and attendees are welcome to bring their beach chairs and ice chests.  No glass bottles or containers are allowed.  Invite a friend and bring your family and come enjoy the great music, classic cars, and have some fun.  

Aug 27

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

I want to thank everyone who made yesterday’s National Night Out event a success.

Waveland Police DepartmentWaveland Fire DepartmentBayou Snowballs WavelandClaiborne Hill SupermarketHancock County Library SystemCASA of Hancock CountyMoss TowingCoast ElectricKeesler Federal Credit UnionHollywood Casino Gulf Coast, Dat Kitchen, and Domino’s Pizza all played a role in the event.

Our Neighborhood Watch coordinator Suzanne Bertoniere and the block captains were on hand giving information about the program and signing up people to join them. They are awesome at keeping the neighborhoods with a watchful eye.  

 

For more information about that, visit the Neighborhood Watch section of my website. 

And finally, to my fellow elected officials, Mayor Jay Trapani, Alderman Shane LaFontaine, Alderman Jeremy Clark, and Hancock County Supervisor Kodie Koenenn, your presence was greatly appreciated by everyone in attendance. Thank you.

 

Video:

https://fb.watch/mGlD8bzPpN/

 

More photos can be found on my Facebook page.

Aug 20

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Just a reminder, there is a CITYWIDE BURN BAN and also a FIREWORKS BAN while we are experiencing the extremely dry conditions.  The Waveland Fire Department, other local fire departments, the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency, and fire management agencies are working together to monitor the dry conditions closely, which can contribute to wildfires.  If you see anyone violating these bans you are asked to call Central Dispatch at (228) 255-9191 or dial 9-1-1 if there is an emergency situation.

The National Night Out event will occur this coming Saturday, August 26th, from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Join your neighbors to meet your Waveland Police Department police officer and Waveland Fire Department firefighters, along with your elected officials, and have a fun morning of community spirit.

 

The police department K-9 Unit will provide demonstrations, and you can meet K9 Mako. The fire department personnel will show how the Jaws of Life extrication tool can save the lives of people involved in a motor vehicle accident, and kids will be able to ride in the fire station train along Terrace Avenue and Coleman Avenue.

 

Complimentary food will be provided by Claiborne Hill Supermarket, Dat Kitchen Too Restaurant, and Domino's Pizza Bay St. Louis.

 

To help you beat the heat, Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast will provide water, and Moss Towing will give the first 500 walk-ups a FREE snowball from Bayou Snowballs Waveland!  Coast Electric and Coca-Cola are also sponsors.

 

Representatives from CASA of Hancock County, Neighborhood Watch, Keesler Federal Credit Union, and the Hancock County Library System will be on hand with information about the services they provide and answer your questions.

 

This is our country’s 40th year of promoting police and community unity.  Meet your neighbors and law enforcement to help build a safer, stronger, more caring Waveland.  For more information about the National Night Out event, visit 

https://natw.org/.

 

Bring the family and enjoy the fun at the "Labor Day at the Lighthouse" event on Sunday, September 3, 2023! This event is FREE to attend. Attendees are allowed to bring beach chairs and ice chests. No glass bottles or containers are allowed.

There will be music from Sons of a Beech, Joni Compretta & Baytown Groove, and Amanda Shaw throughout the afternoon. The Misfits Classic Car Club will hold a cruise-in from 3 PM to 9 PM.  Bayou Snowballs Waveland and Bayou Treats will sell delicious snowballs, ice cream, food, and beverages to beat the heat. If the burn ban has been lifted, there will also be a fireworks display for all to enjoy at the end of the evening.

Beach Blvd will be closed in front of the lighthouse between Terrace Avenue and Coleman Avenue from 11 AM to 11 PM.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office has launched a new tip411 mobile app.  This anonymous, interactive program will allow you to report crime instantly.  Click the Sea Coast Echo link for full details.

 

Download the HCSOMS app today through the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.  It's quick, easy, and always anonymous.

iPhone App Store:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hcsoms/id6450683185

Google Play Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details...

As you are aware, we are in the heart of Hurricane Season.  You can never be too prepared if a storm is approaching our area.  Find out more in the Hurricane Preparedness section of my website.  There are plenty of helpful links for you to make a plan for you and your family.  Preparing now will save you time when the need arises.  

 

If you haven't signed up for the Code Red Emergency Notification System, do so today.  Stay notified in the event of approaching dangers and receive important and timely alerts.  Alerts can be received via your home telephone and/or cellphone calls, texts, and/or email messages. Sign up for this FREE service today.    

If you missed this past week's meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen you can view it from the city's YouTube Channel.  Past meetings are also available there for you to view at your convenience.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns let me know.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  When the agenda has been set it will be forwarded to you and added to my website and

Facebook page.

 

Thank you for your continued support,  If I can help you, let me know.

Aug 13

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

  • Due to the extreme drought and dry conditions, there is a CITYWIDE BURN BAN until further notice.  If you see anyone violating this ban, you are asked to call Central Dispatch at (228) 255-9191 to report the incident.  If it is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.  All local fire department personnel have been working diligently together to keep these wildfires under control.  Please avoid sightseeing in the areas of the fires and take alternate routes.  The extreme smoke has made visibility very difficult for motorists and firefighting personnel.  I want to thank these brave men and women for their efforts with these wildfires.  They do a great job daily throughout the community, but they are going above and beyond right now, especially in these dangerously high temperatures.

  • This Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 6:30 PM, is the second regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen.  The meetings are open to the public, who is encouraged to attend.  The meetings are streamed LIVE on the City of Waveland YouTube Channel if you cannot attend.  Past meetings are also available there for you to watch at your convenience.  Here is the Agenda and the Information Packet for this week's meeting.  For those of you who may have missed this past week's Special Board Meeting to discuss and address Planning & Zoning matters, you can view it at this YouTube link.  Let me know if you have questions, comments, or concerns about the upcoming or past meetings.

  • The National Night Out event will occur on Saturday, August 26th, from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Join your neighbors to meet your Waveland Police Department and Waveland Fire Department firefighters and your elected officials, and have a fun morning of community spirit.

     

    The police department K-9 Unit will provide demonstrations, and you can meet K9 Mako. The fire department personnel will show how the Jaws of Life extrication tool can save the lives of people involved in a motor vehicle accident, and kids will be able to ride in the fire station train along Terrace Avenue and Coleman Avenue.
     

    Complimentary food will be provided by Claiborne Hill Supermarket, Dat Kitchen Too Restaurant, and Domino's Pizza Bay St. Louis.

     

    Hollywood Casino will provide water And Hotel- Bay St. Louis to beat the heat, and Moss Towing will give the first 500 walk-ups a FREE snowball from Bayou Snowballs Waveland!  Coast Electric and Coca-Cola are also sponsors.

     

    Representatives from CASA of Hancock County, Neighborhood Watch, and the Hancock County Library System will be on hand with information about the services they provide and answer your questions.

     

    This is our country’s 40th year of promoting police and community unity.  Meet your neighbors and law enforcement to help build a safer, stronger, more caring Waveland.  For more information about the National Night Out event, visit https://natw.org/.
     

  • Bring the family and enjoy the fun at the City of Waveland's "Labor Day at the Lighthouse" event on Sunday, September 3, 2023! This event is FREE to attend. Attendees are allowed to bring beach chairs and ice chests. No glass bottles or containers are allowed.
     

  • There will be music from Sons of a Beech, Joni Compretta & Baytown Groove, and Amanda Shaw throughout the afternoon. The Misfits classic car club will hold a cruise-in from 3 pm to 9 pm. Bayou Snowballs Waveland and Bayou Treats will sell delicious snowballs, ice cream, food, and beverages to beat the heat. There will also be a fireworks display for all to enjoy at the end of the evening.
     

  • Beach Blvd will be closed in front of the lighthouse between Terrace Avenue and Coleman Avenue from 11 AM to 11 PM.
     

Follow me on Facebook and visit my website for frequent updates.  Thank you for your continued support. If I can help you, please let me know.  

Aug 06

2023

Good Afternoon,

 

A correction is needed from the previous email sent this morning.  The Special Meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen, scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, August 7th, will begin at 5:30 PM.  The previous email had the time incorrect.  Again, it begins at 5:30 PM tomorrow in the meeting room at City Hall on Coleman Avenue.  I apologize for any confusion that may have caused.

Aug 06

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Here are the month of August's upcoming events and meeting information:

 

On Monday, August 7, 2023, at 6:30 PM, there will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen to discuss and address Planning & Zoning issues.  The meeting is open to the public to attend in person and is streamed on the city's 
YouTube Channel.  Past meetings are available there for you to view at your convenience.  I encourage you to attend not only this meeting but all city meetings.  Those of the Board and those of the Planning & Zoning Commission so that you will be informed of what is taking place throughout Waveland.  Here is the most recent meeting of the Board, which took place on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

 

This month's Food Truck Friday will occur on Friday, August 11, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Coleman Avenue.  As always, there is excellent food and fun with your friends.  

 

The Second Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen is on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, starting at 6:30 PM.  Once the agenda is set, I will share it in my weekly newsletter and post it on my website and Facebook page.  

 

August's regular monthly Planning & Zoning Commission meeting will be held on Monday, August 21, 2023, at 6:00 PM. All meetings are open to the public and streamed LIVE on the city's YouTube Channel.  Past meetings are available there to view at your convenience.

 

The Waveland Police Department will hold this year's annual National Night Out Against Crime event on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The event is during the day and takes place at the Waveland Lighthouse.  Bring the entire family and join your neighbors throughout the community as we take a stand against crime.  There will be activities for the kids, and your police officers will be present to answer questions and offer advice.  Learn who your Neighborhood Watch captains are, and discover how to get more involved in your neighborhood.


Thank you for your continued support.  It is greatly appreciated.  If I can help you, let me know.

Aug 01

2023

UPDATE!!

FYIPlanning & Zoning has added some actionable items to their agenda for 5 PM.

Although they are not having to take action on the cannabis issue, they will be approving minutes from previous meetings.


Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The actions of the recessed meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission that was scheduled for tonight at 5 PM. will not take place. The applicant for the marijuana cultivation project has withdrawn their application. The commission will need no action.  The Commission will open the meeting and then close with no additional actions being taken. It is still a public meeting if you wish to attend the opening and closing of the meeting.

Please share the information.

Also, the regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will take place tonight at 6:30 PM as scheduled.

July 30

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

First, I want to remind everyone of today's Back to School event at the Waveland Lighthouse.  The event is from 10 AM until noon.  However, the firefighters and police officers will remain as long as they can after that time.  Also, the FREE snowballs will still be handed out until the 200 are obtained.  Everyone of all ages is invited to come by and meet your firefighters and the police officers who protect us every day, and also your elected officials.

 

While on the campaign trail during the election, I was met with constituents who had a recurring concern about the vision for the future of our city, and specifically the way that people were being granted things that could potentially harm the vision for the city, or that goes against the city's Zoning Ordinance.  I continue to receive these concerns as residents attend or view the Planning & Zoning meetings.  Again, that was the situation from last week's P&Z meeting regarding the granting of variances and the possibility of granting a medical marijuana cultivation use in a small building that can be accessed from both Hwy 90 and Old Spanish Trail.  The P&Z meeting recessed the other day and will reconvene this Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 5 PM.  Here is the meeting Agenda and the Information Packet. If you would like to view the last meeting, it is available through the city's YouTube Channel.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, let me know.

 

Following the Tuesday night P&Z meeting, the first regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will take place at 6:30 PM.  Here is the Agenda and the Information Packet. All meetings are open to the public and are streamed LIVE on YouTube. As always, I encourage everyone to attend the Planning & Zoning meetings and the Board of Mayor & Aldermen meetings to see what is happening.

 

Food Truck Friday is held this month on Friday, August 11, 2023, from 5 PM until 8 PM on Coleman Avenue.  During this popular event, you'll find great food, fun, and friends every month.

 

The second regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  When the meeting agenda is completed, I will send it to you.

 

If I can help you, or if you have questions or concerns, please let me know or come to the meetings to address them.  Thank you for your continued support as we make Waveland a better place for everyone to live and visit.     

July 26

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Just a reminder that school starts back on Monday, July 31st.  Please be mindful as you are driving through the neighborhoods because there will be children walking to and from school, as well as waiting at their bus stops.  The children are excited, and we want to make sure they have a safe school year without any accidents.  As you know, they are often not paying attention to traffic, so we have to be extra cautious.

 

With this being the last weekend for the children before school, I'd like for you to join me this Sunday, July 30th, from 10 AM until noon at the Waveland Lighthouse for a Back to School event.  With the help of Bayou Snowballs Waveland, we will be giving the first 200 kids a FREE snowball.  The Waveland Fire and Police Departments will be there to meet the public and give the children a great back-to-school send-off.

 

The kids and adults, if you'd like, can wear their bathing suits and enjoy some water fun from the fire department's ladder truck which will be on hand.  Other items are available for sale at the snowball stand.  Bayou Snowballs Waveland is set up in the parking lot every weekend, Friday through Sunday, from 1 PM until 7 PM.  

 

Please come and enjoy the excitement.  Bring your family, friends, and kids of all ages, and let's have a great morning at the beach!  

July 23

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

If you haven't yet visited Bayou Snowballs at the Waveland Lighthouse, do yourself a favor and go get a cold treat on these hot summer days.  Locally owned and operated, they are there and open every Friday through Sunday, offering snowballs, soft serve ice cream, soft drinks, water, soft pretzels, corn dogs, and much more.  For those who may have allergies to dyes, they even offer dye free snowballs with the same full delicious flavor.  

 

As a reminder, visit my website and Facebook page for frequent updates, important information, and helpful links.  Thank you for your continued support, and if I can help you, let me know.

July 16

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Living in Waveland, we are all partial to it and the beauty we see daily.  But in a recent article in the Biloxi Sun Herald, Waveland was ranked amongst the 100 Best Beach Towns in the United States!  Out of the 6,397 public beaches across the country, Waveland was ranked 53, outranking Gulfport at number 81, as well as Gulf Breeze, FL (number 83), Hilton Head, SC (number 97), and four Hawaiian towns.  It's a great honor to be in the top tier of this survey.

 

This Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 6:30 PM, is the second regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen.  Here is the Agenda and the Information Packet.  The meetings are open for everyone to attend and are streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube channel for those who can not attend in person.  Past meetings are also available for you to watch at your convenience.  

 

Continue checking my website and Facebook page for frequent updates and additional helpful information.  As always, thank you for your continued support.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, or if I can help you, please let me know.

July 09

2023

Good Morning Everyone!


At this past week's Board of Mayor & Aldermen's meeting, Mayor Trapani gave an update on the Garfield Ladner Memorial Pier repair process.  As you already know, Chiniche Engineering and Surveying was awarded the engineering contract to oversee the repairs.  Their design process for the repairs is nearly complete and will be presented to the Board for approval, at this time, the City will advertise for a construction company to perform the repairs.  Because of the advertising time frame required for this project, the bid process will be completed by the end of summer, and the Board will select a contractor to begin the repairs soon thereafter.


 

Food Truck Friday on Coleman Avenue is Friday, July 14, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  This family-friendly event is where you'll always find food, fun, and friends.  Come enjoy a night on Coleman Avenue.


 

The next regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will take place on Wednesday, July 19,  2023, at 6:30 PM.  I will forward you the agenda and information packet when it is completed.


 

As a reminder, we are in Hurricane Season.  Have you made a plan and prepared in case a storm were to head our way?  Visit my website, where you will find a Hurricane Preparedness section with helpful links and tips to ensure you are ready when Mother Nature gets angry.  Prepare now, and save yourself time and headaches later.


 

If I can help you, please let me know.  As always, thank you for your continued support.  I'm proud to serve as your Ward 1 Alderman.  Together, we are making a better Waveland for everyone to live and visit. 

July 02

2023

Good Morning Everyone,

 

Before we get into the city's business, I want to thank you for your support during the loss that my family and I experienced.  Your cards and messages with your condolences were a source of comfort and are greatly appreciated.

 

Wednesday, July 5, 2023, is the first regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen and begins at 6:30 PM in the meeting room at City Hall. The meeting will also be streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube channel for those unable to attend, and past meetings are available there.  Here are the meeting's Agenda and the 

Information Packet.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

 

Food Truck Friday will occur next week on Friday, July 14, 2023, from 5 PM until 8 PM on Coleman Avenue. It's always a fun time with plenty of good food to experience.

 

The second regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, and begins at 6:30 PM.  When the agenda and information packet for that meeting are finalized I will email them and post them to my Facebook page and website.

 

As we head into the 4th of July holiday, I wish everyone a safe and Happy Independence Day!  Enjoy the time with your family and friends as we celebrate the freedoms given to us by our founding fathers.

 

If I can help you, please let me know, and I thank you for your continued support of me as your Ward 1 Alderman and for the betterment of the City of Waveland.  Together we are making a positive change for everyone to live and visit.  

June 22

2023

Due to a death in my immediate family, I cannot respond to emails, calls, or text messages until after Sunday, July 2, 2023.  Thank you for your understanding during this time of loss in our family.

June 18

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Tomorrow, June 19, 2023, at 6:00 PM, is the regular monthly meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission.  It's important for citizens to be aware of what is being planned and recommended throughout your city.  If you are unable to attend in person, the meeting will be streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube channel.  Videos are available there as well if you missed previous meetings.  Here is the Agenda and the Information Packet.

 

 

On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 6:30 PM, the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will meet for the second regular meeting for June.  Here is the Agenda and also the Information Packet for you to review.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns let me know.  As with the P&Z meetings, the Board meeting will be streamed LIVE on YouTube and previous meeting videos are available.

 

 

Just a few reminders about day to day happening here in the city:

 

  1. When you clean debris from your yard, you MUST put it in front of your house.  Many people have been putting their debris in front of a neighbor's yard or in front of vacant lots.  The debris removal company's contract allows them to pick up trash and other debris which are in piles and are too large to be placed in the garbage receptacle, from residences that have a trash account.  The city is NOT responsible for picking up your debris.  It is the responsibility of the contractor.  Therefore, please put your debris in front of your own property in order to assure its removal.  The company has a debris removal route that comes to each neighborhood only once every two weeks.  However, if you call their number and report that you have debris in front of your home, they will come and pick it up. 
     

    Here is the link for the pickup schedule:  https://ces-ms.com/bulk-pickup-schedule-for-hancock-county/, and here is the telephone number to call to report (228) 299-0537 or (866) 536-8283.

     

  2. Golf carts are illegal to drive on Beach Blvd., as this is a county/state road and does NOT fall within the Waveland ordinance.  The same goes for Bay St. Louis.  The county has chosen not to enforce this law, and we would like to keep it that way.  Therefore, if you are driving your golf cart on Beach Blvd. and a vehicle comes up behind you that is going faster than you, as soon as you get a chance, please pull over and let them pass, and then pull back onto the road.  Now that school is out, I want to remind you that no unlicensed person is allowed behind the wheel of a golf cart, even in the presence of a licensed driver!  When you do not obey the ordinances, it makes it difficult for everyone.  Please obey the laws and stay safe!
     

Last, but certainly not least, I would like to wish all of the fathers out there a very Happy Father's Day.  I hope each of you has a great day filled with the ones you love.

 

Please follow me on Facebook and visit my website,

 www.ragamble.com, for regular updates. Thank you for your continued support.  If I can help you please let me know.

June 17

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

I apologize for the short notice, but I was just notified that TODAY, Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 10 AM until 2 PM, there will be a Meet & Greet for the candidates in the upcoming county and state elections.

 

The event is hosted by the American Legion Post 77 on Waveland Avenue.  All candidates were invited to attend, and is open to the general public.  This may be a good opportunity to meet the candidates face to face and hear what they can offer to you and our community.

May 22

2023

The City of Waveland is currently accepting applications for a Permit Clerk in the Building & Zoning Department.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining the team, please find the job description below and then download and fill out the Employment Application.  The application should be returned as soon as possible to the Human Resources Department on the second floor of City Hall.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  The Human Resource Department can be contacted at (228) 467-4134 should you have questions.  

May 21

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

There are some new and exciting things taking place in Waveland!  At this past week's meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen, two beach vending bids were accepted to allow each vendor a one (1) year contract to operate in the parking lot of the Waveland Lighthouse.  I'd like to welcome Bayou Snowballs of Waveland and Bayou Treats, who will offer snowballs, snacks, water, and soft drinks for beachgoers and other patrons.  Currently, they intend to operate on the weekends but plan to expand the days of operations as business increases.  Stop by and meet the owners, who are all local, and enjoy some summertime goodies.

 

This past Friday, Buccaneer State Park had the ribbon cutting for their new Splash Island feature at the water park.  The new section, which is geared towards younger and smaller visitors, features three size-appropriate waterslides, 26 interactive spray features, two giant tipping buckets, and six cabanas!  Combine these new features with the already existing larger water slides, Lil' Smugglers Cove water playground, the Pirarte's Lagoon wave pool, concessions, and lounging areas, offer visitors of all ages a guaranteed fun time LOCALLY to beat the summer heat. 

 

St. Clare Seafood Festival takes place this coming weekend, Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28.  Arts & and crafts, carnival rides, great food, and music are available each day, and a fireworks display will end the event on Sunday night.  Bring your family and take part in this always-anticipated family event.

 

Please visit my website, www.ragamble.com, for more information, as well as helpful links, all in one convenient location.  For those on social media, follow me on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates throughout the week.  As always, thank you for your continued support.  If I can help you, please let me know.  

May 14

2023

Good Morning Everyone!
 

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.  Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.  Here in Hancock County, we honor our fallen heroes.


 

Hancock County Sheriff’s Department:

Lt. Michael Boutte, Sr  -  End of Watch: Feb. 1, 2021

Capt. Elwin “Al” Hermann  -  End of Watch: Feb. 27, 2015

Deputy Dennis Tratavoulle  -  End of Watch: May 14, 2000


 

MS Highway Patrol:

Trooper Ennis “Paul” Denham  -  End of Watch: Dec. 27, 1999

Trooper William “Bill” Kenny  -  End of Watch: Dec. 21, 1967

Trooper Cyril Reichart  -  End of Watch: Feb. 5, 1947


 

Bay St. Louis Police Department:

Sgt. Steven Robin  -  End of Watch: Dec. 14, 2022

Officer Branden Estorffe  -  End of Watch: Dec. 14, 2022


 

In your daily lives, when you see an officer who put their lives on the line each day to protect us, stop and thank them for their sacrifice and service.  God bless those who have paid the ultimate price and thank you to the men and women behind the badge.

 

Here is the upcoming meeting information.

 

Tomorrow, Monday, May 15, 2023, at 6:00 PM, is the regular monthly meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Here is the Information Packet, which also includes the Agenda.  If you cannot attend the meeting in person, I want to encourage you to view the meeting on the city's YouTube channel LIVE. or afterward at your convenience.  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please let me know. 

 

The second regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  The meeting is open for the public to attend.  If you are unable to attend in person, you can view it LIVE on the city's YouTube channel or any afterward at your convenience.  Here are the Agenda and the Information Packet for your review.  Again, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, please let me know. 

 

If I can help you, please let me know.  Visit my website, www.ragamble.com, and follow my Facebook page for frequent and timely updates.  Through the website, you will find many helpful links, surveys, meeting information, and much more.  Report an Issue from the homepage for anything the City needs to address in any ward, not just Ward 1.  Together we can make Waveland a better place for everyone.  Thank you again for your continued support.       

Apr 30

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

I'd like to welcome the new subscribers here for my weekly newsletter.  Each week I send information about upcoming meetings and the events taking place here in Waveland.  Throughout the week, I will also post information on my Facebook page to keep everyone updated.  The best way to stay informed is to follow my Facebook page and 

www.ragamble.com frequently.  You will find a "one-stop shop" of information and helpful links from the website.

 

The first regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will be held this Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  For those who are unable to attend in person, the meetings are streamed LIVE on the City's
YouTube Channel.  I will also add the link to my Facebook page once the meeting begins.  Here are the meeting  Agenda and the
Information Packet for you to review.  If you have questions or other items that need to be addressed, let me know ahead of time through the contact information at the bottom of this email.  

 

This Saturday, May 6, 2023, is the annual Hancock County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event at the Hancock County Arena at 4184 Kiln-Delisle Road, beginning at 8:00 AM and ending at 1:00 PM.  Take the time to check around your house and properly dispose of these harmful items.   

 

 

May 12, 2023, is Food Truck Friday on Coleman Avenue from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  It's always a fun time with plenty of good food to experience.  The event is free to attend.  Food prices vary depending on your selection.

 

The May meeting of Keep Waveland Beautiful will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Waveland Library conference room at 10:00 AM.  All are welcome to attend.  Volunteers are always needed in many capacities.  With your help, we can and will Keep Waveland Beautiful.
 

Monday, May 15, 2023, at 6:00 PM, is this month's Planning & Zoning meeting.  When the agenda is completed, I will forward it to you.  Just like the Board of Mayor & Aldermen meetings, I strongly urge you to be aware of what is taking place at the P&Z meetings and speak up if you have questions.  Their meeting will also be streamed LIVE and are also available to view at your convenience any time after. 
 

The second regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  Once the agenda is set, I will forward it to you.  You can find upcoming and past meeting information from the link on the homepage of my website.  Past videos are also there.  
 

The big event for May that everyone is waiting for is the St. Clare's Seafood Festival, the weekend of May 26 - May 28.  Food, fun, bands, carnival rides, vendors, and more are always part of this family-friendly festival.  You won't want to miss the excitement.
 

The City has opened a Pickleball court at the Elwood Bourgeois Park on Central Avenue.  The court can be found directly behind the ballfield concession stand.  Grants have been applied to add additional courts, pavillions, and new playground equipment.  Recently a vehicle accident occurred, and damage was done to the playground equipment near the splash pad.  A representative from Where Angels Play visited the playground this past week and will work with the City to make repairs as quickly as possible.


Last but certainly not least, I want to congratulate Parks and Recreation Director Willie Moody, who received the First Place 2023 Statewide Pat Fordice Award from Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful.  This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership by contributing their time, talent, and dedication to improving the quality of life in their communities across Mississippi.  Willie was nominated for the award by Keep Waveland Beautiful and received his award at a recent ceremony in Jackson.  Thank you, Willie and your crew, for all your hard work.  It shows throughout the City, and we are proud to have you as part of our team.   

Please let me know if you have anything I can help you with.  Thank you for your continued support.  I'm proud to be your voice and representative on the Board of Aldermen.  

Apr 25

2023

Good Evening Everyone!

 

Throughout my campaign and meeting with people on various occasions, one of the topics that came up frequently was the concern of containers being used for residential and storage uses.  Since taking office in January, there have been several requests for these uses that came before the Board.  At a recent meeting, I asked that the City Attorney bring the Board a temporary moratorium restricting any new applications for and the approval of containers, such as metal shipping containers and the like, to be placed on hold until such time a viable solution be found.

 

 At last week's Board of Mayor & Aldermen meeting, the temporary moratorium was presented to the Board, and at my motion for approval and a unanimous vote by the Board, a temporary (180-day) moratorium was adopted as a new ordinance taking effect immediately.  Attached is the approved moratorium for your review.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, let me know.  Please continue to follow me on Facebook and check my website for regular updates. Thank you again for your continued support.  Together, we are building a better Waveland for everyone.   

Apr 18

2023

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

I'd like to apologize to you for the delay in getting tomorrow night's agenda and information packet out to you.  I have just received it, and as promised, here they are.  The Agenda and Information Packet are also posted on my Website and can be accessed from the Homepage Link.

 

Please look over the items to see what is scheduled.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, as well as if I can help you with anything, let me know.  The meeting begins tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 6:30 PM for everyone to attend.  It will also be streamed LIVE on the city's YouTube Channel, and available anytime afterward.

 

Thank you for your continued support, and again, I apologize for the delay in getting the information to you.

Apr 09

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Here are a few reminders of upcoming events and updates on what has been taking place.

 

Tomorrow, April 10, 2023, at 6:00 PM, the Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a workshop to discuss possible changes to the Zoning Ordinance and the Tree Ordinance and to discuss creating a Short-Term Rental Ordinance.  Attached is the AGENDA and INFORMATION PACKET.  The workshop is open to the public and will be streamed LIVE from the City's YouTube Channel.

 

This coming Friday is Food Truck Friday on Coleman Avenue from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission's regular meeting for April will take place on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 6:00 PM.  Attached is the AGENDA  and INFORMATION PACKET.  Again, the meeting is open to the public to attend, and it will be streamed LIVE from the City's YouTube Channel.

 

There will be a veterans seminar on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at the Bay St. Louis Public Library on Highway 90.  There will be Federal, State, and local speakers to discuss benefits and resources for veterans of all branches of the military.

Also, Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 6:30 PM, is the second regular meeting of the  Board of Mayor & Aldermen.  Once the agenda is set, I will forward that information to you.

 

The Waveland Crawfish Cookoff is Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 11:00 AM until  5:00 PM on Coleman Avenue.  Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Hancock Resource Center's website or at the gate on the day of the event.

I'm sure that everyone is aware of the eyesore of the Gulf Grove and Oak Park apartments on Waveland Avenue.  The City Attorney and the Building Department have been working very hard to get it cleaned up, and I am pleased to share with you that the repairs are now underway.  An update was given to the Board at our last meeting, letting us know that the owners have obtained the proper permits and a reputable contractor has begun the process to make all necessary repairs, not just the cosmetic repairs, to bring the complex back to full compliance.  You should soon see the results as they go building by building to make the repairs.  This is a huge step in the cleanup process throughout the city.

 

Lastly, from my family to you and yours, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter.  If you have any questions or if I can be of assistance to you, contact me at any of the ways listed below.  Also, please follow me on Facebook and check my website for frequent news and information.

Apr 09

2023

Aside from the business of the city, on a personal level, I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter and thank you for your support.  If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Apr 02

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

I just want to take a moment and send you information about events currently scheduled for the month of April and give you the information about this week's Board of Mayor & Aldermen meeting.

 

Today, Sunday, April 2, 2023, beginning at 1:30 PM is the 1st Annual Waveland Easter Parade and Egg Hunt.  The parade begins on Waveland Avenue at Elwood Bourgeois Park and will travel to S. Beach Blvd, where it will turn left.  From there it will travel towards Coleman Avenue and again turn left, making its way to the Town Green which is located on Coleman Avenue between the Waveland Ground Zero Hurricane Museum, and the Waveland Public Library.  There will be lots of events there, such as vendors, pony rides, snacks and drinks, the Easter Egg Hunt and yes, the Easter Bunny will be taking pictures!

 

 

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 6:30 PM, is the first regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen for the month of April.  Here is the Agenda and also the Information Packet.  If you have question or concerns, please let me know.  As well as if you need for me to address something for you at the meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, I encourage you to watch it on the
City's YouTube Channel while it is streamed LIVE during each meeting, or afterwards at your convenience.  It is very important for evryone to see your City Government and your elected officials at work for you.

 

Friday, April 14, 2023, from 5 PM until 8 PM is Food Truck Friday on Coleman Avenue.  Good food, fun, and friends are always waiting for you. Come join the experience.   

 

The second regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.  Once the agenda is set for that meeting, I will send it to you.

 

Come to Coleman Avenue on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 11 AM until 5 PM for crawfish!  Formerly known as C&R's Crawfish Boil, the new Waveland Crawfish Boil benefiting Hancock Resource Center will bring you all the fun and delicious  you can eat crawfish for on low price.  Tickets are available in advance at Hancock Resource Center's event website or you can purchase tickets at the gate the day of the event.

 

As always, I want to thank you for your continued support.  If I can be of assistance to you please let me know at any of the contact information below.  Or visit my website: www.ragamble.com where you will find tons of helpful information and ways for you to report an issue if needed.  Thanks again.

Mar 30

2023

Good Afternoon Everyone!

 

For those who may not be aware of the City of Waveland's efforts to help with the relief efforts of the recent devastating tornado that literally destroyed Rolling Fork and other communities in north Mississippi, we are accepting supplies and other donations which will be transported there this weekend, Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd.
 

Items needed include:

- Bottle Water (cases and gallons)

- Canned Foods

- Manual can openers

- Clothing for all ages and sizes

- Flashlights

- Batteries of all sizes

- Heavy-duty contractor or large-size garbage bags

- Medical ointments for cuts

- Triple antibiotic ointment

- Diapers and wipes

- Rakes and shovels

- High visibility vests for workers/volunteers

- Basic Cleaning supplies (bleach, disinfectant, dish & laundry detergent)

- Paper towels

- Garbage cans & bags

- Duct & electrical tape

- Tarps of various sizes

- Candles and lighters

- Flying insect spray

- Sunscreen

- 2-cycle oil for chainsaws.
 

You can bring donations to either of the Waveland Fire Stations  (Hwy 90 or Coleman Avenue) or to the Waveland Police Department (McLaurin Street)  

 

Drop off your donations as soon as possible. Again, supplies will be delivered this weekend, Saturday, April 1st, and Sunday, April 2nd.

Please donate if you can. We can understand and sympathize with their loss.
 

Also, please share this information with others.

Mar 19

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Here is a reminder of this week's upcoming events.

 

  • The City of Waveland is still accepting donations of 1-pound bags of rice for the March of the Mayors Food Drive.  All donations will go to local food pantries.  You can bring your donations to City Hall, the Ground Zero Museum on Coleman Avenue, or the Waveland Fire Station on Hwy 90.  Donations will be accepted this week until Friday, March 24, 2023.  If you are able to donate, please do so.

     

  • The second regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  Here are the Agenda and the Agenda Information Packet.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.  Also, if you are unable to attend the meeting in person and would like for something to be addressed, let me know.  The meeting will also be LIVE streamed on the City's YouTube channel.

     

  • The next Keep Waveland Beautiful will be on March 25, 2023, at the Waveland Library on Coleman Avenue beginning at 4:00 PM.  The guest speaker will be Melinda Averhart, Stewardship Manager, Audubon Delta. Keep Waveland Beautiful is always in need of additional volunteers.  Here is a brief introduction about Keep Waveland Beautiful.  

     

  • Ward 1 has a very good Neighborhood Watch program in place, and we hope to expand that effort throughout the entire Ward and hopefully throughout the entire city.  If you want to get more involved, please visit this Neighborhood Watch link to my website for more information.

     

  • Also, as a reminder, you can report issues that you are seeing throughout Ward 1 by visiting my Website and clicking the image on the home page.  My commitment to making Ward 1 and the entire City of Waveland a better place for everyone is something that I won't back away from.  If you see a problem, let me know.  Together we can make things happen.
        

If I can help you, please let me know at any of my contact information below.  Thank you again for your continued support.

Mar 08

2023

Good Afternoon Everyone!

 

To all the supporters who have reached out to me, both during last night’s meeting and today, I want to thank you.
 

Thank you for your continued support.  Thank you for understanding what our ordinances say.  Thank you for recognizing what I am doing as your Alderman by standing up for the best interests of you and the entire City of Waveland and voting NO when it comes to things that are important and against the betterment of the city.
 

I am not against growth in Waveland, I am against granting exceptions for something that was created by the individuals and is at no fault of the city. I, along with the people I spoke to during the election campaign, want positive growth that is in accordance with the vision of our city that we have fought for and want to see preserved. We can not, nor should we, allow things to take place simply because “it’s always been that way.”  It may have taken place in the past, but I will make every effort to prevent the wrongful past from becoming part of a rightful future for Waveland.
 

I have never been, nor will I ever be, part of the “just go with the flow” status quo, good ole boy system.  We, the ENTIRE Board of Mayor & Aldermen, were elected to make the tough decisions when called to do so. And as I said throughout my campaign, I’m not afraid to do so.
 

Again, thank you. I’d like to suggest that for those who are not in Ward 1 you contact your Alderman and express your concerns about how they are handling the future of Waveland.  Let your voice be heard now. Don’t wait. My strong voice will be heard for all to hear.  You can find the elected officials' contact information on my website: www.ragamble.com. 
 

If you’d like to view last night’s meeting, please click this link:

https://www.youtube.com/live/V2no_eGlEQ8?feature=share
 

Please share the message. If I can assist you with anything, please let me know. No matter which Ward you live in. Together, we can build a better life for everyone in Waveland.
 

Mar 07

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

I am attaching the agenda and information packet for the Tuesday, March 7, 2023, Board of Mayor & Aldermen meeting, which begins at 6:30 PM at City Hall.  If you are able to attend, I look forward to seeing you there.  For those unable to attend, the meetings are streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube Channel.  Either way, if you have questions or concerns about the agenda or anything else that I can help you with, please let me know.  My contact information is below.

 

Also, the 59th Annual Waveland Civic Association St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 18th, beginning at 1 PM.  The original route that was sent to you will need to change.  Once the new route is decided upon and approved, I will be sharing it on Facebook and my website.

 

Again, thank you for your continued support and if I can help you in any way, please let me know.

 

March 7, 2023 Meeting Agenda

 

March 7, 2023 Information Packet

Mar 06

2023

Good Evening Everyone!

 

I just wanted to take a moment to give you some information about upcoming things taking place around town.

 

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 6:30 PM, is the first regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen for the month of March.  Here is the AGENDA and the INFORMATION PACKET for you to review.  If you have any questions, or if you are unable to attend the meeting tomorrow, please let me know, and I will address them for you.  The meeting can also be viewed LIVE on the City's YouTube Channel.
     

  • Food Truck Friday on Coleman Avenue is this Friday, March 10, 2023, from 5 PM until 8 PM.  There is always plenty of food, fun, and friends at the event.  Come join the fun.
     

  • On Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 1 PM is the 59th Annual Waveland Civic Association St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Here is the route which begins on N. Beach Blvd at Bienville Drive and will make its way to Elmwood Bourgeois Park at the intersection of Waveland Avenue and Central Avenue.
     

  • The second regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen for March will occur on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  When the agenda has been set, I will share it with you.
     

  • As a reminder, the City of Waveland is collecting 1-pound bags of rice for this year’s March of the Mayors food drive. Donations will be accepted until Friday, March 24th.  Donations can be brought to City Hall, Waveland Fire Station on Hwy 90, or The Ground Zero Museum on Coleman Avenue.  All donations will go to local food pantries. If you’re able to help, please
    donate.

     

  • The next Keep Waveland Beautiful will be on March 25, 2023, at the Waveland Library on Coleman Avenue beginning at 4:00 PM.  The guest speaker will be Melinda Averhart, Stewardship Manager, Audubon Delta.  Here is an introduction about Keep Waveland Beautiful.
     

  • Visit my website and follow my Facebook page for regular updates and information.  If I can assist you with anything, please let me know.  Thank you for your continued support.

Mar 02

2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

City work crews are working in the area of Hubbard's Hardware on Nicholson Avenue, conducting repairs. Drivers traveling in this area are asked to do so slowly and cautiously.  If you can temporarily avoid the area, please use an alternate route.  Expect delays.

Mar 01

2023

Good Morning Everyone,

 

I just wanted to take a minute to keep you updated on things taking place so far in the month of March.

 

Currently, and until March 24th, the City of Waveland will be collecting 1-pound bags of rice for this year’s March of the Mayors food drive.  Hosted by Extra Table Feeds, the cities along the Gulf Coast are participating in the food drive, where all donations will be going to local food pantries.  Donations can be dropped off at City Hall, Waveland Fire Station on Highway 90, or The Ground Zero Museum on Coleman Avenue.  If you are able to help, please donate.

 

This Saturday, March 4th, Keep Waveland Beautiful will host a Community Litter Pick-Up event beginning at 8 AM.  Volunteers are asked to meet at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on Herlihy Street.  Grabbers and trash bags will be provided. The event is open to all ages to participate.  Together, we can Keep Waveland Beautiful.

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The first Regular Meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will begin at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.  As soon as the agenda is finalized, I will email it to you.  If there is anything you need help with and would like for me to address at the meeting, please let me know through any of my contact information listed below.

 

Food Truck Friday will occur on Friday, March 10, 2023, from 5 PM until 8 PM on Coleman Avenue.  It's always a fun time with plenty of good food to experience.

 

On Saturday, March 18, 2023, the Waveland Civic Association will hit the streets beginning at 1 PM for their 59th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.  The parade will start at N. Beach Blvd and Whispering Pines and then travel to Nicholson Avenue, turn onto Central Avenue, where it will then travel to Lafitte Drive, back to N. Beach Blvd, turn onto Coleman Avenue, and back to Central Avenue and end at Elwood Bourgeois Park at Waveland Avenue.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the luck of the Irish!

 

The March meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission will be held on Monday, March 20. 2023 at 6 PM.  When their agenda is finalized it will be placed in its section of the City's website.

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 6:30 PM, will be the second Regular Meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen for the month of March.  Again, as that meeting approaches and the agenda is finalized, I will email it to you.

 

Keep Waveland Beautiful will meet on March 25, 2023, at the Waveland Library on Coleman Avenue beginning at 4:00 PM.  The guest speaker will be Melinda Averhart, Stewardship Manager, Audubon Delta.  The meeting is open for all to attend, and volunteers are always needed.

 

As always, thank you for your continued support.  If I can ever help you, please let me know.

Feb 21 2023

Good Morning Everyone!  

 

We have lots of things taking place in Waveland, so mark your calendars!

 

There will be a Workshop of the Board of Mayor & Alderman tonight, Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 6 PM to discuss Tidelands Projects. The workshop is open for the public to attend. I have attached the Agenda for you to review.

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 4 PM until 7 PM Studio Waveland located at 228 Coleman Avenue, will have an Opening Reception honoring and featuring works by Richmond Barthe' and USM sculptors.  The event is free and open for everyone to attend.

On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, come to the Waveland Candle Company/Wicks & Wine Candle Bar, located at 1804 Nicholson Avenue, at 4 PM for their Ribbon Cutting!  For more information, visit their website Waveland Candle Company.

 

That same evening, Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 6:30 PM, the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will meet for their first regular meeting of the month.  Once the agenda is finalized, it will be sent to you.

 

On Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 5 PM until 8 PM, come to the Bay St. Louis Community Center, located at 301 Blaize Avenue, for the Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis Chili Mac & Cheese Cook-Off.  The City of Waveland will be serving the best dish in the competition!  You won't want to miss out.  For just $10, you can taste all the chili and mac n cheese you want while supporting service projects locally that improve our community.  Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event.

Friday, February 10, 2023, is Food Truck Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM on Coleman Avenue.  As always, there will be tons of food, fun, and friends.  Studio Waveland will feature works of sculptors and emerging artists from the University of Southern Mississippi alongside Richmond Barthe' sculptures.

The 55th Annual Krewe of Nereids Mardi Gras Parade will roll down Hwy 90 in Waveland on Sunday, February 12, 2023, beginning at 12 Noon.  

Be the life of the party and donate blood.  From 12 Noon until 6:00 PM, The Blood Center will be on-site at the Waveland Public Library, located at 345 Coleman Avenue.  There is an URGENT need for all blood types.  Walk-ins are welcome, or to schedule an appointment visit their website or call 800-86-BLOOD (800-862-5663).

The Planning & Zoning meeting will be on Monday, February 20, 2023, at 6:00 PM.  Once the agenda is set, it will be emailed to you.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 6:30 PM, the second regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will take place. The agenda will be sent to you once it is set.

Keep Waveland Beautiful will meet on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the American Legion Post 77 at 503 Waveland Avenue beginning at 10:00 AM.  The volunteer organization is actively seeking new people to join them.  There are many ways to help in the effort to Keep Waveland Beautiful.  For more information, contact them at kmb@waveland-ms.gov.  
 

Did I forget anything?!  As I said, there is a LOT af things happening in Waveland this month.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thank you again for your continued support.  

Jan 21 2023

Good Morning Everyone!

 

At the Wednesday, January 18, 2023, meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen, there was a computer issue, and it was not able to be streamed to YouTube.  However, the audio of the meeting was recorded.  If you are interested in listening to what took place, you can click this audio link for full details.  The information can also be found on the City's website, www.waveland.ms.gov, or on its Facebook page, and on my Facebook page.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  If you have not visited the City's website and/or Facebook page recently, I'd like to encourage you to do so.  There are a lot of improvements and wonderful information for everyone.

 

The City of Waveland is fortunate to have Sugar Pop Baking Co. as one of its businesses.  They are located at 345 Coleman Avenue inside of the Ground Zero Museum.  Their tasty treats are a huge hit for everyone.  So much so that they are in the semi-finals of the Sun Herald newspaper poll for the Best King Cake on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Currently they are in FIRST place in this round!  You can vote for them by taking the Sun Herald Poll.  You can vote as many time and as often as you'd like.  This round of voting ends on January 23rd at Noon.  The top two finalists will advance to the final round.  Let's keep them on top and help the bring home a victory.

Questions have been asked about the red flags placed in yards by AT&T as they add their fiber optic lines.  The flags must remain in place for now, even if they are no longer working on your street, so they can GIS locate and map where the lines are.  Once that work is completed, they will remove the flags.  We have also received reports of holes being dug and not filled properly after the lines were laid.  If you are having this problem, you can report it through either my website or the City's website.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen will be on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  When the agenda has been set, I will send it out for you to review.  If you have any questions or if I can help you please let me know.   

Jan 13 2023

Good Evening Everyone!

 

I've attached the Agenda for the Regular Meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 6:30 PM.  

 

There will also be a Workshop of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room at City Hall on Coleman Avenue to discuss open engineering projects with representatives of Compton Engineering and Chiniche Engineering & Surveying.

 

The workshop and the regular meeting are open to the public and will also be streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube site.

Please follow the City on Facebook. The previous page is no longer operational. The new page can be located at City of Waveland, MS, on Facebook. Please continue to check my website and the City's Website for updates and changes.

Please let me know if you have questions or concerns or if I can help you.

Jan 09 2023

Good morning everyone,

 

If you are on social media, follow the city's new Facebook page.  You can find it at 

City of Waveland, MS.  The previous page is no longer operational.

 

Also, there will be a Workshop of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room at City Hall on Coleman Avenue to discuss open engineering projects with representatives of Compton Engineering and Chiniche Engineering & Surveying.

The workshop is open to the public and will also be streamed LIVE on the City's YouTube site.  As it gets closer to the date, I will make sure to remind you.


As always, if I can help you in any way, please let me know.  

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