State of the city<br />Mayor Tommy Fortenberry<br />City of Gautier, Mississippi<br />
Section 1	<br />Gautier’s Quality of life<br />
Golfing<br />Gautier is home to two (2) Golf Course Clubs:<br />Mississippi National Golf Club (Left)<br />Shell Landing G...
Gautier City Park<br />Gautier City Park has been renovated and offers a host of leisure and recreation activities:<br />P...
Pier and Boat Ramps<br />Citizens and Visitors can take in the beautiful essence of the Gulf of Mexico<br />Enjoy fishing ...
Children’s Play<br />Bob Hayes’ Memorial Park<br />Kaboom Playground – Bacot Park<br />New Playground – Frazier Park<br />
Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Jackson CountyJolly McCarty Unit<br />
Shepard State Park<br />400 acres shaded by majestic oaks and long leaf pines<br />Features 11 picnic sites, a pavilion, 2...
Camping and Recreation<br />Pierre Bayou Campground<br />Indian Point - Campground<br />Indian Point – Rental Cabins<br />
Education<br />Section 2							<br />
Blue Ribbon Schools and Higher Education<br />Blue Ribbon Schools<br />“The Swamp” New Home of the Gautier Gators<br />
College Life<br />33 acres bordering <br />Mary Walker Bayou and <br />Offers a unique living laboratory<br />MGCCC <br />...
Historical Gautier<br />Section 3			<br />
Gautier Cemetery<br />Burial of the Gautier Family <br />
La Maison Gautierc. 1867<br />The home known by locals as The Old Place is still owned by the descendants of Theresa Fayar...
Native American Heritage<br />“This nearby eastern mound was built by prehistoric Indians during the <br />Late Woodland P...
The G.I. Museum<br />
Finances<br />Section 4<br />
  General Ledger - Finances<br />Oct. 2009 – Sept. 2010<br />General Fund<br />Beginning Oct. 1, 2009<br />     Cash 	$   ...
Water & Sewer - Finances<br />Water & Sewer Fund<br />Beginning Oct. 1, 2009<br />     Cash 	$    747,000<br />     Revenu...
Solid Waste - Finances<br />Solid Waste Fund<br />Beginning Oct. 1, 2009<br />     Cash 	$    	  0<br />     Revenues	$ 1,...
Accomplishments<br />Section 5	<br />
Checklist of Accomplishments<br /> Commitment to Open Government<br /> Open to Citizens’ Concerns<br /> Finance Reports by...
 Development of a Gautier Merchant’s Association<br /> Implementation of Gautier Litter Campaign<br /> New City of Gautier...
Continued Progress<br /> WS-27 Project – Hickory Hills<br /> Robert Hiram Bridge Project<br /> Smoke testing & Infiltratio...
Future  projects and goals<br />Section 6<br />
Future Projects and Goals<br />  Martin Bluff Road Improvements<br />  New Fire Station Hwy 57<br />  Street Paving Citywi...
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City of Gautier - State Of The City Presentation

  1. 1. State of the city<br />Mayor Tommy Fortenberry<br />City of Gautier, Mississippi<br />
  2. 2. Section 1 <br />Gautier’s Quality of life<br />
  3. 3. Golfing<br />Gautier is home to two (2) Golf Course Clubs:<br />Mississippi National Golf Club (Left)<br />Shell Landing Golf Club (Right)<br />
  4. 4. Gautier City Park<br />Gautier City Park has been renovated and offers a host of leisure and recreation activities:<br />Playground Equipment (left)<br />Senior Citizens’ Center (right)<br />Pavilions and Piers for Family Events<br />
  5. 5. Pier and Boat Ramps<br />Citizens and Visitors can take in the beautiful essence of the Gulf of Mexico<br />Enjoy fishing from the pier or use the gateway access to deepwater fishing.<br />
  6. 6. Children’s Play<br />Bob Hayes’ Memorial Park<br />Kaboom Playground – Bacot Park<br />New Playground – Frazier Park<br />
  7. 7. Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Jackson CountyJolly McCarty Unit<br />
  8. 8. Shepard State Park<br />400 acres shaded by majestic oaks and long leaf pines<br />Features 11 picnic sites, a pavilion, 2 mile nature trail and camping areas. <br />Boat launch providing access to Bayou Pierre and Mississippi Sound for water sports and fishing. <br />
  9. 9. Camping and Recreation<br />Pierre Bayou Campground<br />Indian Point - Campground<br />Indian Point – Rental Cabins<br />
  10. 10. Education<br />Section 2 <br />
  11. 11. Blue Ribbon Schools and Higher Education<br />Blue Ribbon Schools<br />“The Swamp” New Home of the Gautier Gators<br />
  12. 12. College Life<br />33 acres bordering <br />Mary Walker Bayou and <br />Offers a unique living laboratory<br />MGCCC <br />Jackson County Campus<br />
  13. 13. Historical Gautier<br />Section 3 <br />
  14. 14. Gautier Cemetery<br />Burial of the Gautier Family <br />
  15. 15. La Maison Gautierc. 1867<br />The home known by locals as The Old Place is still owned by the descendants of Theresa Fayard Gautier (1828-1911) and <br />Fernando Upton Gautier and is currently being used for <br />private and public events. Other historic homes of Gautier include that of Josie <br />Gautier and the current Portas homestead, both Gulf Coastal cottage style homes from the 1890s.<br />
  16. 16. Native American Heritage<br />“This nearby eastern mound was built by prehistoric Indians during the <br />Late Woodland Period between 400 and 700, A.D. The mound’s flat summit was <br />used for ceremonial purposes. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, <br />it is one of the few <br />remaining Native American mounds on <br />The Mississippi Gulf Coast.”<br />
  17. 17. The G.I. Museum<br />
  18. 18. Finances<br />Section 4<br />
  19. 19. General Ledger - Finances<br />Oct. 2009 – Sept. 2010<br />General Fund<br />Beginning Oct. 1, 2009<br /> Cash $ 143,000<br /> Revenues $ 9,162,000 <br /> Expenses $ 8,386,000 <br /> Ending Bal. $ 777,000<br />Projected Sept. 30, 2010<br /> $ 493,000<br /> $ 9,627,000<br /> $ 8,688,000<br /> $ 939,000<br /> Decrease in Sales Tax $ 432,000<br /> Increase in Beginning Balance $ 350,000<br /> FEMA / MEMA Collections $ 250,000<br /> Other Increases $ 297,000<br />
  20. 20. Water & Sewer - Finances<br />Water & Sewer Fund<br />Beginning Oct. 1, 2009<br /> Cash $ 747,000<br /> Revenues $ 6,126,000 <br /> Expenses $ 6,345,000 <br /> Ending Bal. $ 528,000<br />Projected Sept. 30, 2010<br /> $ 1,757,000<br /> $ 6,256,743<br /> $ 6,635,000<br /> $ 1,379,000 <br /> Increase in Beginning Balance $ 1,010,000<br /> Other Increases $ 131,000<br /> Increase in Ending Balance $ 850,000<br />
  21. 21. Solid Waste - Finances<br />Solid Waste Fund<br />Beginning Oct. 1, 2009<br /> Cash $ 0<br /> Revenues $ 1,300,000 <br /> Expenses $ 1,288,200 <br /> Ending Bal. $ 11,800<br />Projected Sept. 30, 2010<br /> $ 0<br /> $ 1,400,000<br /> $ 1,288,200<br /> $ 111,800 <br /> Collection Increase $ 100,000<br /> Increase in Ending Balance $ 111,800<br />
  22. 22. Accomplishments<br />Section 5 <br />
  23. 23. Checklist of Accomplishments<br /> Commitment to Open Government<br /> Open to Citizens’ Concerns<br /> Finance Reports by City Clerk @ 1st Regular Council Meeting<br /> Town Hall Meetings held Quarterly<br /> Relaxed Sign Ordinances<br /> Unified Development Ordinance Adopted <br /> Tap Fees Lowered<br />
  24. 24. Development of a Gautier Merchant’s Association<br /> Implementation of Gautier Litter Campaign<br /> New City of Gautier Website <br />Employment of Director of Economic Development / Planner<br /> Employment of Director of Public Works<br /> Police Department Inter-Departmental reorganization <br />Visit us at: www.gautier-ms.gov<br />Accomplishments Continued …<br />
  25. 25. Continued Progress<br /> WS-27 Project – Hickory Hills<br /> Robert Hiram Bridge Project<br /> Smoke testing & Infiltration Management Citywide<br /> Rezoning of Gautier Vancleave Road to Commercial Area<br /> Scada System<br /> New Fire Truck<br /> Lower Fire Rating<br />
  26. 26. Future projects and goals<br />Section 6<br />
  27. 27. Future Projects and Goals<br /> Martin Bluff Road Improvements<br /> New Fire Station Hwy 57<br /> Street Paving Citywide<br /> Lighting Exit 61<br /> Water – Sewer Improvements to include new warehouse and office which<br /> were damaged by Katrina<br /> Eliminate water discoloration<br /> Complete Frazier Park – Bathroom facilities and Basketball Court <br /> Resurfacing<br /> Complete Downtown Street Scape Project<br /> Continue City Beautification<br />
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