Petition to Incorporate Paradise Bay, Mississippi

Citzens of Clermont Harbor - Lakeshore want to become an incorporated city.

Thursday a news release from the The Committee for the Incorporation of Paradise Bay, Mississippi annoucnced the first public meeting to discuss the benefits and procedures for incorporation of Mississippi's newest city.  The proposal affects the Clermont Harbor - Lakeshore area.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors office at the Hancock County Governmental Complex located on Longfellow Drive.  All interested citizens are invited to attend.  There will be a discussion of the benefits of the incorporation, followed by an outline of the procedures of the process.  There will be an opportunity for questions and an open forum at the end of the agenda.

As a municipality, the committee hopes to accomplish the goals of providing local police and fire service, local control of planning and zoning, improved roads, water and sewer services, street lighting, recreation areas and community beautification through landscaping of public spaces and parks.

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast has recently been touted as the largest construction project in the world for the coming decade.  With all the new construction will come increased opportunities for growth and development.  Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast was already one of the fastest growing vacation destinations in the U.S. and one of the largest destinations for gaming enthusiasts.

Katrina has given this area a clean slate and an opportunity to create a special paradise.  Paradise Bay can become America's newest resort destination.  It will directly benefit the area from the increased tourism dollars, hotel taxes, sales taxes and local economic growth.  It will also allow residents to enjoy an improved quality of life.

(Information from: The Prime Time Agency, LLC)