Diamondhead Completes Street Improvement Projects, Announces More Projects Ahead

November 22, 2016

During the November 15th meeting of the Diamondhead City Council, citizens were provided with a number of up-dates on developments by City Manager Clovis Reed to improve recreation and public works throughout the city.

• City public works crews have been trimming trees and bushes in the medians and right of ways;
• 30 new street signs have been installed;
• 64 trees have been planted and mulched;
• Street lights are installed and paving is underway on the Aloha Access Road;
• The City is seeking citizen input on the name for the Aloha Access Road;
• Planning work is underway with Gulf Regional Planning Commission to establish a city roundabout on Golf Club drive and lights at the Exit 16 Interstate interchange; both projects are expected to be completed next year;
• Permits have been received from the Department of Marine Resources to build two kayak launches as funded through the Tidelands grant; the first launch will be near the marina and the second launch will be off of Bayou Drive into Rotten Bayou.
• The City is seeking citizen input on the proposed sidewalks for Golf Drive as part of the Safe Routes to School grant.

The City will soon announce another round of street resurfacing throughout Diamondhead. The City is also working on plans to announce recommendations to improve drainage on Diamondhead Drive East and Kome Drive as recommended by Pickering Engineering and Chiniche Engineering. These projects will be funded from the Capital Projects appropriation in the budget. The City is advertising for bids to construct the City Hall walking and fitness trail. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for December 1st and the bid opening will be December 14th at 10:00 am. Companies interested in submitting bids may obtain plans at the City Hall reception desk.

DIAMONDHEAD CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS TWO NEW CLERKS
The Diamondhead City Council unanimously voted in favor of naming Connie Scott as the Deputy Municipal Court Clerk and Tammy Garber as Deputy City Clerk. Both were sworn in to office during the November 15th City Council meeting by Mayor Tommy Schafer.

Coming Events & Announcements

City Hall will be closed November 24-25, 2016 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Diamondhead Small Business Saturday – Shop Small and help support local businesses during this holiday season – Saturday, November 26th

State Holidays – Governor Bryant has proclaimed November 25, December 26 and January 2, 2017 as Official State Holidays.

3rd Annual Town Green Holiday Celebration
Thursday, December 1st, 6pm at Diamondhead City Hall
Citizens are invited to join elected officials at Diamondhead City Hall for a Holiday Celebration complete with entertainment by the Hancock County Middle School Chorus, local food vendors, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event also features the H&H Express train, Wally the Balloon maker, the Grinch, Snowman and Olaf. The Diamondhead SPCA will be on hand to collect pet food for the holiday season.

Diamondhead City Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6pm CST, City Council Chambers, 5000 Diamondhead Circle

Diamondhead is recognized across the country as the smartest city in Mississippi, the Best Place to Live and one of the Top 10 Livable Cities in the State for its amenities, quality of life, low crime rate, access to employment, education and affordable housing. To stay connected to news and events in Diamondhead and find online payment services, maps and other helpful links, go to www.diamondhead.ms.gov. Residents can also sign up for the regular eblast @diamondhead.ms.gov or Text “DIAMONDHEAD” TO 22828 OR CALL City Hall at 228-222-4626.