City of Ocean Springs

    Minutes - May 28, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. Special Call Meeting



    Be it remembered that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ocean Springs met in a Special Call meeting at City Hall in the City of Ocean Springs at 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2019.  The Mayor presiding, Aldermen Gill, Authement, Bellman, and Blackman were present.  Also present were Deputy City Clerk Vicky Hupe and City Attorney Kevin Melchi. Aldermen Cox, Papania and Impey were absent. 

    Let the minutes reflect that proper notice of the meeting was provided to all Aldermen via email and that the notice was posted at City Hall and online within one hour of the meeting being called.

    The Mayor called the meeting to order.

    The Special Call Meeting is for the purpose of any and all matters pertaining to discussion of changes to the flood damage prevention ordinance (Exhibit a).

    The City Attorney explained that the previous Building Official changed and updated the flood ordinance to meet the new code from twelve inches to eighteen inches above the base flood elevations.  Although when the UDC was adopted it did not included the updated flood ordinance, it still has the previous ordinance. It now needs to be corrected to change flood elevation requirements from twelve inches to eighteen inches to be in compliance. It was discussed that no one’s due process rights were violated by not having public hearing first. Motion was made by Alderman Blackman and seconded by Alderman Authement to adopt Ordinance 2019 – 09 an amendment to the Unified Development Code for the City of Ocean Springs, MS amending certain sections regarding flood damage protection. The motion carried with a roll call vote as follows:                  

                                 Alderman Gill                        Aye

                                 Alderman Authement            Aye

                                 Alderman Bellman                Aye                       

                                 Alderman Cox                      Absent

                                 Alderman Papania                Absent

                                 Alderman Blackman            Aye

                                 Alderman Impey                  Absent


    Motion was made by Alderman Blackman, seconded by Alderman Gill and unanimously carried to adjourn the Special Call meeting.

    The meeting ended at 5:12 p.m.


     _/s/Patty Gaston _________                     __/s/Shea Dobson_________

     City Clerk                                                     Mayor

     _June 18, 2019___________                     __June 18, 2019__________

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