City of Ocean Springs

    Agenda - March 3, 2020



    March 3, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. City Hall




    Rostan Solutions – Evan Dyer (Exhibit 3-a)

                         4. NEW BUSINESS

    Code Enforcement hearing to discuss possible demolition; 1014 Robinson Street (Exhibit 4-a)

    Discussion of revised proposal for the installation of EV chargers Downtown Ocean Springs (Exhibit 4-b)

    Discussion of contributing up to $3,125.00 to the 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Day Event (HHWD) and provide at least four representatives to work the event on April 25, 2020 in the south-east corner of the old Singing River Mall parking lot (Exhibit 4-c)

    Adopt Resolution determining the necessity for and invoking the authority granted to municipalities and counties by the legislature with respect to tax increment finance as set forth in chapter 45 of title 21, Mississippi code of 1972, as amended, and the regional economic development act as set forth in section 57-64-1, ET SEQ., determining that a public hearing be conducted in connection with the tax increment financing redevelopment plan (Exhibit 4-d)

            5. CONSENT AGENDA * All matters listed under Consent Agenda, are considered to be routine by the Board of Aldermen and will be enacted by one motion. There will not be separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.


    Approve Run/Walk permit application for Gray Over the Bay; Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Ocean Springs Bridge; no cost to the City, applicant pays associated event cost (Exhibit 5-a)

    Approve Run/Walk permit application for 5k Mental Health Awareness; Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Ocean Springs Bridge; no cost to the City, applicant pays associated event cost (Exhibit 5-b)

    Approve Run/Walk permit application for Gautier Key Club; Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Ocean Springs Bridge; no cost to the City, applicant pays associated event cost (Exhibit 5-c)

    Approve Special Event permit application for Downtown Ocean Springs Golf Cart Crawl; Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rolling road block from OS Yacht club to Pine Drive (Crawfish House); there may be overtime costs for Police, Fire, Public Works, and Parks (Exhibit 5-d)

    Approve road closure on Government Street from Washington Avenue to Russell Avenue for St. Paddy’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 14, 2020 (Exhibit 5-e)

    City Clerk:

    f) Authorize to extend the resolution proclaiming the existence of a local emergency enacted March 11, 2019 for Front Beach Drive due to the incapacitation of street lights along Front Beach Drive; extend for 30 days (Exhibit 5-f)

    g) Ratify checks to MS Department of Revenue for $16.00 and $14.75 for vehicle tags (Exhibit 5-g)

    h) Approve Minutes: Recess Meeting February 18, 2020 (Exhibit 5-h)

    i) Authorize travel for Water Field Supervisor to attend ACLARA Connect Conference in Nashville, TN April 27-30, 2020 (Exhibit 5-i)

    Human Resources:

    j) Human Resources Action Items (Exhibit 5-j):

    Police Department:

    Authorize employment of Peter Rigby, General Services Officer, Grade 4, Step 1, $12.50 hourly rate; effective on or about March 4, 2020; one year probationary status, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements

    Authorize employment of William Heath Morris, Part-Time Police Officer, $13.00 hourly rate, effective on or about February 19, 2020, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements

    Fire Department:

    c) Accept resignation of Lieutenant Paul Baker, effective March 6, 2020; authorize to begin the process of filling the vacant position

    d) Authorize employment of Joshua Brown, full-time Firefighter, $33,000 salary, effective on or about March 21, 2020, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements

    Community Development & Planning:

    k) Authorize Mayor to execute contract with Graham Construction, Inc. for Bills Avenue Water and Sewer Improvement Project (Exhibit 5-k)

    l) Adopt Resolution to make findings relevant to pay for preparations of City’s tax increment financing redevelopment plan (Exhibit 5-l)

    Building Department:

    m) Accept Tree Protection Committee meeting minutes from March 2, 2020 (meeting scheduled for February 26, 2020 rescheduled for March 2, 2020 as no quorum was available) (Exhibit to be provided prior to meeting)

    n) Accept Code Enforcement Report through February 28, 2020 (Exhibit 5-m)

    Parks & Recreation:

    o) Approve Facility Use Agreement for Ocean Springs Adult Softball League for use of Gay Lemon Softball fields from March 4, 2020 to May 7, 2020 (Exhibit 5-n)



    City Clerk:

    Approve payment: Docket of Claims, all expenditures are appropriate and authorized by law, and spread summary on the Minutes (Exhibit 6-a)

    Accept Monthly Budget Report (Exhibit 6-b)

    Authorize adjustment of water/sewer accounts due to a finding that the customers did not receive the benefit of the utility and the excess usages were due to unforeseen circumstances (Exhibit 6-c)

    Police Department:

    Fire Department:

    Human Resources/Risk Manager:

    City Engineer:

    Public Works:

    Community Development & Planning:

    Building Department:

    Parks & Recreation:

    City Attorney:

    7. PUBLIC COMMENT: Please identify yourself before speaking. The public is invited to address the Board for up to 3 minutes each for a maximum period of 30 minutes. The Board will take all comments under advisement to take potential action at a later date if warranted. Priority will be given to Ocean Springs residents and business owners.



    a) Personnel in Public Works

    RECESS UNTIL 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020