City of Ocean Springs

    Minutes - September 8, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. Recess Meeting


    Be it remembered that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ocean Springs met in a Recess meeting at the Ocean Springs City Hall in the City of Ocean Springs at 6:00 p.m. on September 8, 2016.  The Mayor presiding, Aldermen Cody, Cox, Denyer, Dalgo and Impey were present.  Alderman McDonnell and Gill were absent. Also present were City Attorney Kevin Melchi and City Clerk Shelly Ferguson. 

    The Mayor called the meeting to order.

    The Recess Meeting is for the purpose of any and all matters pertaining to any and all issues related to the Public Hearing for the FY16-17 Proposed Budget.

    The Mayor recognized Battalion Chief Crispus Medley for his years of service and retirement.


    Motion was made by Alderman Dalgo, seconded by Alderman Denyer and unanimously carried to open the Public Hearing. 

    The City Clerk gave a summary of the proposed budget for FY16-17. 

    The Police Chief gave a memo to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen showing the cost of training a new officer.  He requested raising the hourly rate of all police employees except the Deputy Chief and himself.

    Alderman Denyer requested a report of the starting pay for Firemen, Policemen, and Public Works in Biloxi, Gulfport, D’Iberville, Gautier, Pascagoula, and within 25 miles of Jackson and Harrison counties.

    The Public Works Director presented a list of Water, Sewer, and Drainage that have been completed and upcoming projects.

    Motion was made by Alderman Dalgo, seconded by Alderman Denyer and unanimously carried to close the Public Hearing.

    Alderman Cox informed the Board that Excel by 5 was moving out of Taconi because of the fees that were assessed to them.

    The Parks and Leisure Director and Building Official gave an update on the repairs needed at Taconi.

    Motion was made by Alderman Cox, seconded by Alderman Cody and unanimously carried to recess until 6:00 p.m. on September 15, 2016.

    The meeting ended at 6:44 p.m.


    /s/ Shelly Ferguson                                   /s/ Connie Moran

    City Clerk                                                     Mayor

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