City holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new fire station
The City of Picayune and the Picayune Fire Department held a ribbon cutting for the new fire station # 3 on Monday. The new station, located near the intersection of Goodyear Blvd, and Beech Street was the result of many people in different areas of government.
Lt. Governor Delbert Hoseman, the former Secretary of State for Mississippi, said he was approached by State Senator Angela Hill on using the property for a much needed fire station. Hoseman said when Hill asks, “you will probably say yes” referring to Hill’s tenacity of pushing requests forward.
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Fire Chief Keith Brown said from Hill’s persistent, to the assistance from the city council of Picayune and city hall, this project was one that had support needed to push the project and eventually construction of the new fire station to completion.
“So many people were a part of this. It was a long process, but we are so excited with the outcome,” Brown shared.
Brown said he wanted to especially thank Picayune’s Director of Public Works, Eric Morris, for his commitment to make sure this new fire station had everything it needed from items as simple as trash cans to dirt work and other aspects of the project.
Picayune Fire Chief Keith Brown addresses the crowd during the ribbon cutting for the new fire station # 3 with City Manager Jim Luke (left) and Lt. Governor Delbert Hoseman in the background.