Board Meetings

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of each month
  •  City Hall
    4320 McInnis Avenue (Meeting Room 1st Floor), Moss Point, MS 39563

Additional Meeting Information

The second regular meeting may be held when established by ordinance, but that meeting must take place not less than two (2) weeks, or more than three (3) weeks, after the first meeting. If a regular meeting falls on a holiday, the board will meet the following day. Additional meetings are scheduled as deemed necessary and posted by the city clerk. Specially scheduled meetings could be held in various other locations and the meeting posting will state the location.

A quorum for the transaction of business requires a majority of all the aldermen. By written notice, the mayor and two (2) aldermen may call a special meeting. All meetings are subject to the provisions of the Open Meetings Act (Code 25-41-1 through 25-41-17). This act permits closed meetings under certain circumstances.

Meeting Format 

(1) The mayor shall preside at all meetings of the board of aldermen, and in case there shall be an equal division, shall give the deciding vote.  The executive power of the municipality shall be exercised by the mayor, and the mayor shall have the superintending control of all the officers and affairs of the municipality, and shall take care that the laws and ordinances are executed.

(2)(a) The legislative power of the municipality shall be exercised by the board of aldermen by a vote within a legally called meeting.  No member of the board of aldermen shall give orders to any employee or subordinate of a municipality other than the alderman's personal staff.

(b) Ordinances adopted by the board of aldermen shall be submitted to the mayor.  The mayor shall, within ten (10) days after receiving any ordinance, either approve the ordinance by affixing his signature thereto, or return it to the board of aldermen by delivering it to the municipal clerk together with a written statement setting forth his objections thereto or to any item or part thereof.  No ordinance or any item or part thereof shall take effect without the mayor's approval, unless the mayor fails to return an ordinance to the board of aldermen prior to the next meeting of the board, but no later than fifteen (15) days after it has been presented to him, or unless the board of aldermen, upon reconsideration thereof on or after the third day following its return by the mayor, shall, by a vote of two-thirds ( 2/3 ) of the members of the board, resolve to override the mayor's veto.

(3) The term “ordinance” as used in this section shall be deemed to include ordinances, resolutions and orders.  The mayor shall sign the commissions and appointments of all officers elected and appointed by the mayor and board of aldermen.  Such commissions and appointments shall be attested by the clerk.  The refusal, failure or neglect of the mayor to sign such commissions and appointments, or the refusal, failure or neglect of the clerk to attest same, shall not affect the validity of the acts of such officer when the minutes show the election or appointment was regularly had or made by the board.  All bonds payable to the municipality shall be approved by the mayor and clerk.