Brief City Council meeting tackles routine business

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday’s meeting of the Picayune City Council was brief, being cut short due to the start of Veterans Day parade kicked off down Goodyear Boulevard.

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Council members approved a motion to re-advertise for bids concerning tax forfeiture property. City Clerk Amber Hinton said previous bids submitted for the properties were rescinded.

The Council also approved a motion to accept the Governor’s proclamation concerning the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

In a separate matter, the Council approved a motion to send Daryl Smith, Angela Wood and Rosalee Bartley to Mobile, Ala., to attend the Gulf States Horticultural expo from Jan. 17 to 19.

Councilor Tammy Valente invited the public to attend an Alzheimer’s Awareness Day on Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bedford Care Center on Cooper Road in Picayune. She said the event will feature activities for the kids and a virtual dementia tour.

City resident Sally Woodson addressed the Council about the nature of her water bill. She said she lives alone and washes her clothes away from home, but is billed monthly for 5,000 gallons of water use.

City Manager Jim Luke said he and Public Works Director Eric Morris will make an appointment to visit her home and determine a possible cause.

The Council determined they will hold only one meeting during the month of December. That meeting will be Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.