Picayune City Council meeting recap


Bids for a new fire station to be built at the end of Goodyear Blvd were expected to be discussed at Tuesday's Picayune City Council meeting, due to the deplorable condition of the fire station on Palestine Rd.

However, when Picayune Fire Marshal Pat Weaver took the podium to request the approval to seek bids, City Manager Jim Luke asked the council to table the item until next meeting.

“On this particular item number, I would like to ask the council to table this until the next meeting," Luke said. "I just spoke with Chief Brown by telephone and we are awaiting some additional information, so if we could table this to the next meeting, I would appreciate it.”

Councilman Wayne Gouget, sitting in for Mayor Ed Pinero at the meeting, asked for and received a motion and a second to table the item per Luke’s request.

In other action, Public Director Eric Morris asked the council to approve a grant from the Mississippi Local Mosquito Control Support Grant program. This grant will be worth $76,527.00 and can be used for chemicals, equipment, traps, and educational literature, Morris told the council. Additionally the city would receive 100% reimbursement on invoicing, according to Morris.

Before the meeting came to an end, citizen Sandra Farmer asked the council for help with alleged illegal parking situation at her residence, 501 Williams Ave. Farmer claimed that patrons of Miss Sarah’s School of Dance block her driveway daily and come on to what she believes to be her property. Luke told Farmer he would look into the matter.

The council recessed until June 20th.

@WRJW