Biloxi, Gulfport and D'Iberville Budgets

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - By Rebecca Powers – bio | email

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Some Harrison County city's also approved their 2011 budgets Tuesday night, but all felt the pinch of a bad economy. All cities in Harrison county will also be spending more on water and sewer in this year's budgets.


The budget the city of D'Ibverille passed is reduced from $15.6 million last fiscal year to $14.2 million this year. City employees will no longer get education pay or overtime and are being asked to take voluntary furloughs, but there will be no layoffs.


Biloxi leaders say there will be no increases to their property taxes in this year's $53 million budget. But school taxes will go up $14.70 a year per $100,000 home. And those who use more than 8,000 gallons of water will see an increase of about $21 a month. There will be no layoffs in Biloxi, but city employees will pay $50 a month for their health care.


The city of Gulfport passed their 2011 budget, as well. The Gulfport City Council adopted a $220 million budget in a 5 to 2 vote. There will be no tax increases, but garbage fees will increase by about $1.60 per household. They delayed a vote on a how much water will increase.

Copyright 2010 WLOX. All rights reserved.