(Photo by Calvin Ishee)
The City of Pass Christian and the Board of Alderman met Tuesday evening to list a few details before the storm to the public:
CITY OF PASS CHRISTIAN – GREETINGS:
This is to notify the public that due to the threat of Tropical Storm Gordon, the regular scheduled meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:00pm at the City of Pass Christian, Mississippi, Municipal Court Building
The following advertised public hearings will also be changed from September 4, 2018 to Thursday, September 6, 2018.
1. Public Hearing for the 2018/2019 budget.
2. Public Hearing for Re- Subdivision Application at 110 Seal Avenue, Tax Parcel #0413d-03-018.001 christopher & shawnna hansen propose dividing one nonconforming lot into two lots; creating a conforming southern lot, and reducing the nonconformity of the northern lot that exceeds the 96-foot lot width maximum.
3. Public Hearing for Application PD-34-2018, R Dale Mathews as agent of M Square Properties, LLC, 757 E Scenic Drive, a Conditional Use Permit for a Non-Dwelling Outbuilding with water, sewer and electric, on a parcel without a Principal Structure, and a Variance for a 5-foot setback at the west side property line, in the T3E Estate Zone, on the condition that the applicant signs the Non-Dwelling Outbuilding Agreement, signs the Covenant Agreement, and files the Deed Covenants
Additionally, the City of Pass Christian issued this city order:
WHEREAS, pursuant to MCA Section 33-15-17(d) the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on September 3, 2018, adopted a Proclamation declaring a State of Local Emergency within the City of Pass Christian in preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon and the Governor adopted a Proclamation of a State of Emergency for the same reasons on September 3, 2018; and
WHEREAS, the Harrison County, MS, and various other municipalities within the County have announced that they have or will impose a curfew restricting movement upon the public streets and property within their respective corporate limits during the curfew, except for government employees or officials with responsibilities and duties or otherwise allowed by law during the declared emergency; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to MCA Sections 45-17-5 and 33-15-17, as amended, the Mayor of the City has the authority to impose a general curfew within the City as he deems advisable under the circumstances; and
WHEREAS, upon recommendation of the Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director the Mayor finds that it is in the public safety and welfare of the City and its citizens to order a general curfew within the City limits beginning on September 4, 2018, at 7:00PM and continuing until September 5, 2018 at 7:00AM.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PASS CHRISTIAN, MS AS FOLLOWS:
I. Curfew” is hereby defined as a prohibition against any person or persons walking, running, loitering, standing, sitting, lying or motoring upon any alley, street, public property or vacant premises within the corporate limits of the municipality except persons officially designated to duty with reference to the declared emergency for Tropical Storm Gordon and those persons lawfully on the streets and public places as provided in MCA Section 45-17-11, as amended.
II. The Mayor does hereby declare that a general curfew shall exist within the City limits of Pass Christian, MS commencing on September 4, 2018, at 7:00PM and continuing until September 5, 2018 at 7:00AM.
III. Any person that shall violate the provisions of this Order shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine not to exceed Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) or six months imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment, as provided in MCA Section 45-17-9, as amended.
IV. Due to the immediate need to provide for the protection of the public welfare and safety of the citizens necessitated by the imminent landfall of Tropical Storm Gordon, this Order shall take effect immediately and the City Clerk is directed to forthwith issue a copy of this Order to WLOX and the Sun Herald to apprise the general public of the terms of same.
SO ORDERED this the 4th day of September, 2018.
CITY OF PASS CHRISTIAN, MS, Mayor Leo “Chipper” McDermott
Finally, the Bayou Portage Bridge in Pass Christian is closed to boat traffic until futher notice according to Harrison County Bridge and Traffic Director Freddie Stienwinder.