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Board of Supervisors Meeting
Attention Residents!! March 31st is fast approaching
County Assesssor/Tax Collector Jimmie Ladner said residents need to go to Trailer #11 in the Hancock County complex, located at 3068 Longfellow Street. Office hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Port & Harbor Commission
County Water and Sewer Board
Time: 3p m
Location: County Complex
3068 Longfellow Dr., Bay St. Louis
County Planning and Zoning Commission
Pearlington Water & Sewer District
Hancock Utility Authority
While Hancock and the two other coastal counties gear up for a second round of Homeowner Assistance grants, the Mississippi Development Authority reports over 2,000 local residents received grants in the first round of funding.
Melissa Medley, director of Marketing and Communications for the MDA in Jackson, said as of Jan. 17 th , 2062 Hancock County residents have received grants. The total disbursed was $158,231,138, Medley said. There were 3,552 Hancock County applicants for funding in the first round, and some of those will be considered during the second round of funding, she said.
So far, there are 2,260 applicants in Hancock County in the Phase II round of funding, Medley said. "Homeowners who already applied for grants during Phase I of the program or have already registered for follow-up programs do not have to re-register for Phase II," Medley said. If you are uncertain of your status, you are encouraged to re-register at the Hancock County Service Center located in Trailer 6A in the Hancock County government complex, at 3068 Longfellow Drive. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The MDA recently announced Allied American was selected to perform damage assessments in the three coastal areas. "Allied American’s Call Center will be contacting homeowners to notify them that they have been assigned an inspection request with one of their damage assessors. Then, the assessors will be following up to schedule the appointment date and time," said Donna Sanford, director of MDA’s Disaster Recovery Division. "We understand that homeowners may have some concerns about who will be coming to their homes or homesites. For that reason, all Allied American representatives will be clearly identified and will arrive in marked cars."
As announced, Phase II of the Homeowners Assistance Program will provided funding of up to a maximum of $100,000 for low to moderate income homeowners whose primary residence suffered flood surge damage from Hurricane Katrina. Homeowners may qualify regardless of whether they were uninsured or under-insured and regardless of whether their homes were inside or outside the federally delineated flood plain.
This second phase is being funded from the $3.2 billion allocated through HUD for homeowner assistance grants.
"There is no cost for the damage assessment and we encourage homeowners with questions or concerns to contact the grant program call center toll-free at 866/369-6302," Sanford said. Information about Phase II is also available on the Internet at www.mshomehelp.gov.
BABE RUTH BASEBALL
Bay St. Louis Babe Ruth Baseball will begin signing up kids ages 4 to 12 for the coming season. Registration is scheduled from 5:30 p.m.:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15
. Sign up at the Bay City Hall Conference Room on Main Street behind the Shell station. More information, contact 467-5426, 467-5744
NEW LOCAL DMV OFFICE NOW OPEN!!
Hancock County residents now have a local spot where they can go to take driver's tests, renew driver's licenses or obtain a permit to carry a firearm.
The state Department of Motor Vehicles has opened a full-service office at 3016 Longfellow Road, just east of the county office complex. Office hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
FISH FRY FRIDAYS
St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church is sponsoring a fish fry every Friday during the Lenten Season. Take Out Orders will be taken from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. A donation of $6 will get you a plate of fried catfish, string beans, potato salad and dessert. Call 467-7347 or 324-9533.
Diamondhead baseball, softball, t-ball and volleyball leagues are hosting registration now for boys and girls at the East Recreation Field and Courts. Coaches are also needed. Call Joan at 255-1900, ext. 130 for details.
10TH ANNUAL MOONLIGHT ON THE BAY
Don't miss this Gala Benefit Dinner Dance
WAVELAND LIBRARY NOW OPEN
The Hancock County Library System has opened a full-service library to serve Waveland residents. It is located at the Waveland City Complex at the corner of Coleman Avenue and Central Avenue. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The facility will house approximately 5,000 items, including adult and large print fiction and non-fiction, movies on DVD, books on CDs, biographies and children's books.
SCRUB SCRAMBLE GOLF TOURNAMENT
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Coastal Community Watch