Council discusses property cleanup
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Picayune’s City Council met Tuesday evening where members held a public hearing for property cleanup and discussed upcoming projects.
The council approved a memorandum of understanding between the city of Picayune and the Mississippi Department of Transportation for the Greenspace Park project on Goodyear Boulevard.
A wrought iron fence will enclose the park and there will be a walking track in lieu of Goodyear Boulevard’s.
There are plans for a small outside stage or amphitheater.
The park is located at the site of the old Crosby Memorial Hospital.
The council acknowledged the receipt of a donation from First National Bank in the amount of $12,000 for installation of custom lighting by Mississippi Power Company on East Canal Street, East Second Street and North Curran Avenue.
Public Works director Eric Morris said this donation will pay for underground installation of utilities for the lighting and flowerbeds to adorn and protect the lights on East Second Street.
The council approved a bid of $395,362 from Huey StockstilI, Inc. for the Airport Improvements Project FY 2014.
Overlay work is planned for the airports apron and taxiway.
Airport manager Andy Greenwood said he expects the project to be completed by the end of the year.
The council declared the following properties a public nuisance after a public hearing for property cleanup:
• 2208 Walker Street
• Vacant lot corner Magnolia Lane and Boley Drive.
• 717 Stovall Avenue
• Vacant lot 1404 Fourth Avenue
• 1204 Washington Street
• 700 Carroll Street
• 628 Bennett Street
• 200 South Haugh Avenue
The next city council meeting will be August 19 at 5 p.m.