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City accepts $40,000 donation from Picayune Main Street for parking improvements

Picayune City Council members were all smiles as the city accepted a generous donation from Picayune Main Street during Tuesday’s meeting.

Ms. Reba Beebe and members of Main Street Inc. presented a check to Mayor Ed Pinero in the amount of $40,000 dollars for construction of a new public parking lot. The new lot will extend South from the corner of Main Street and West Canal Street down to approximately Elizabeth Street. The design will utilize the same brick pavers as the parking areas that already exist along Main Street. The money was given to Main Street by an undisclosed source.

Public Works Director, Eric Morris informed the council that city crews would be doing a portion of the construction, such as the initial groundwork, with the curbing and laying of the pavers being contracted out. Morris said that work should begin as early as the first of the year.

The council also recognized a special guest, Ms. Macy Pigott, daughter of Jason and Marilyn Pigott and grand-daughter of WRJW owner John Pigott. Macy was invited up to take the Mayor’s seat. She is working on a school project that required her to sit in on a council meeting and learn about how the City conducts its business.

Macy Pigott and Mayor Pinero

Macy attends Our Lady Academy Catholic School in Bay St. Louis where her mother serves as principal.


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