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Biloxi City Council Expected to Discuss Seafood Museum Request
From: City of Biloxi     Vincent Creel   Filed 6/9/07  GCN

Members of the Biloxi City Council on Tuesday are expected to discuss a request by operators of the Maritime and Seafood Industry for more than $10 million in city assets, including waterfront property at the Tullis-Toledano site, and FEMA and insurance proceeds.

A measure introduced by Ward 1 Councilmember George Lawrence proposes to enter into a 99-year ground lease agreement for the four-acre site where the city’s Tullis-Toledano Manor once stood. The resolution, which includes a copy of the 19-point proposed lease, also refers to an agreement that has not yet appeared on a council agenda, a request by the museum for the city’s FEMA and insurance proceeds, which museum leaders hope to use to construct a $13- to $15-million museum at the Tullis site.

To read the resolution and proposed lease, click here.

The museum resolution is one of 14 measures on the agenda for the council meeting, which begins at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at City Hall.

Among the other measures: requests to purchase rights of way for intersection improvements on Pass Road, grant a 60-day extension to Lamey-Rockco Electric Co. for traffic signal repairs, and contracts involving an elevated water tank in Woolmarket and the new phone system recently installed at City Hall and the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center.

To see the complete agenda and available resolutions for the afternoon meeting and for a 10 a.m. special-called meeting regarding city property insurance, click here.

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