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Noble souls, through dust and heat, rise from
disaster and defeat, the stronger....
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Splash Park is coming!
Work is well underway on the Clay Boyd Splash Park. Completion is
expected to be early this summer and it is sure to provide plenty
of fun for the kids as they cool off during the summer heat
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Street Map of the City
- Click Here for a map
of all streets within the city and surrounding areas. This is a
PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download from
the Adobe web site.
O.S. Sales Tax Collections -
Of the 7% collected in retail sales
tax on every dollar spent within our city limits, 18.5% is rebated
or "diverted" back to the city. Sales taxes are the primary
revenue source for the city. To review current as well as archived
monthly sales tax receipts click the title link above.
Archived Minutes - Read
thousands of pages of archived Minutes from past Board of Aldermen meetings.
This document is a statement of the community's vision for its future and a
guide to achieve that vision through the year 2020.
The vision expressed in the Plan is
shaped by local community values, ideals, and aspirations about the best
management and use of the community's resources. This is a large document and could take a few minutes to
load in your browser with a standard modem
current jobs available with the city by clicking
The City of Ocean Springs
Ordinances, Zoning, and Subdivision Regulations are available
for viewing online. Click
here to view.
The State's annual inspection of the City's
Water System was recently performed including a separate inspection of Sunplex also owned by the City. The three areas of review were
Technical, Managerial, and Financial and our city attained a
PERFECT score of 5.0 on both of it's systems. This surpasses our
past aggregate score of 4.5 and while the previous score placed us in the top 10% statewide, our current score of 5.0
will place us at the top! This rating is a reflection of the
concerted effort by the City to provide the highest possible
quality of water service for Ocean Springs residents. Upcoming
expansions of the City's water system will be accomplished with
the same due diligence in our efforts to maintain these same
This link to all
includes the associated county where
the community is
Digital Speed Signs
Through a State Highway Safety Grant I was able
to have two digital speed signs installed
along Government St. heading east near Stark Bayou and heading west just
off the Davis Bayou bridge. From all indications vehicle speed has
been significantly reduced and the new signs are a constant reminder
for motorists of the speed they are traveling.
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Update: After repeated acts of vandalism the sign near Davis
Bayou Bridge was removed. Both signs have been vandalized over the
years. They have been broken, sprayed with paint, shot with a handgun,
and knocked down. Public Works crews always did a fine job whenever
there was a problem and they have been sent back to the manufacturer
for repair many times but for one of them it was no longer able to be
fixed. During the previous administration I asked the Board to approve
a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of the
vandals. That reward in excess of 1 thousand dollars is still being
offered as of this date Dec. 2007. Just send me an anonymous email
with the information and if the vandals are caught we will make
arrangements for payment of the cash reward.
Hanley Road from
Government St. to Gulf Islands National Park
Lafayette Circle both
north and south streets (entire circle)
Morris Noble Road
you know that Ocean Springs is one of the oldest cities in the
nation? Read more interesting facts about our city
Here are some very nice digital images taken from gardens around
the City. You are welcome to use them as wallpaper on your
computer. To see the images click
Created November 2001 - Last Updated May 2008
I created this website
with the goal of keeping my constituents informed on City matters. Let me know
what you are interested in reading when you log on. Visit often and
watch as this site grows. ~ Alderman Jerry Dalgo
Have you ever
been to a meeting of the
Board of Aldermen? Come whenever you can and bring your daughter or son
along. This is a great way to show your child how our system of
government works. Board meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 6 P.M. in the City Hall Board Room. At every meeting,
time is set aside for audience participation to discuss issues with
your elected officials. Your input is vital. I believe that the best
decisions are made when those who are directly affected by them,
participate in the decision making process.
|Heron Bayou Walkway -
Bids have been awarded for the Heron Bayou Walkway Project.
This project, using State Transportation Improvement Program
funds, will begin where the sidewalk ends west of the Heron
Bayou Bridge and will connect to the entrance of the Heron
Bayou subdivision. An 8 foot wide wooden walkway complete with
railings and a nature observation area will be constructed on
pilings along the north side of the bridge and will run along
the marsh. Beyond the marsh the walkway will then connect to
the entrance of the Heron Bayou neighborhood with a sidewalk.
When completed 6 neighborhoods, Bienville Place, Heron Bayou,
Magnolia Bayou, Promenade, Whitney Oaks, and Beverly Place
will be seamlessly connected. Walkers or joggers will be able
to travel nearly 5 miles roundtrip from Hanshaw Road to
Beverly Place. The distance traveled can easily exceed that by
entering the neighborhoods and using various routes.
Here you can find a visual report of various Ward 5 projects.
There is always something going on so check back often.
Bellande, local historian and Ocean Springs
resident, is in my view currently the most knowledgeable person
on our community's past. We are indeed fortunate now that Hurricane Katrina
has taken so much from us that Ray, over many years,
compiled such a vast resource of information to share with others.
Please visit his site
and and you will agree with me that someone who loves this community
as much as Ray has created a legacy for generations to come.
New Ward Lines:
The Justice Department requires every
municipality in our state to redraw the ward lines after each
census. The census of 2000 showed that Ward 5 was out of proportion
with the population of the other wards. Approximately 1000 current
Ward 5 residents will now reside and vote in Ward 4 when the new
boundaries take effect which is the next General Election. I have
the new map loaded on my server as an Adobe PDF file and you can
examine the changes by clicking
must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to view the file. Be
sure to select the magnifier button and click to zoom in on the area
you are interested in. If you click repeatedly on an area or set the
zoom percentage to 1600 % the actual names of the streets will
Ocean Springs Population Info
Ward 5 Sidewalks:
I was able to
secure funding for the construction of sidewalks in our ward. When completed
the sidewalks will be
located on the north side of Government Street. They will be 6 feet wide so
they will be safe to walk, jog, or ride a bike on. This is a joint effort
by the City and County and I appreciate the assistance of District 5
Supervisor John McKay as well as the support from my Board for making this
long needed project a reality. Construction will occur in 2 phases.
The first phase has already begun and will span from Promenade to the Heron Bayou
County and Public Works started construction on September 2nd. Due to wetlands
issues the sidewalk will stop at the Heron Bayou bridge for
right now. The Army Corps and DMR have indicated that a waiver will be
granted and no wetlands permit will be necessary. I am working on trying to build a wooden
walkway/observation/fishing pier on the north side of the bridge so that
no one will have to cross Government street to access the sidewalk to/from
Heron Bayou subdivision.
Crosswalks will be painted on Government by Magnolia Elementary and Stark
Bayou while school is out for Thanksgiving.
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