Miss Mississippi USA receives key to city; and more at City Council meeting

Published 3:08 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Picayune Mayor Jim Luke and the City Council presented a key to the city to Hailey White last night at the council meeting. Hailey is currently Miss Mississippi USA and her reign is coming to an end soon. She was born and raised in Picayune MS. She has represented Picayune and Mississippi with class, grace, and elegance. She will forever be Miss Mississippi to the community of Picayune.

In other business, the Council approved t0 to allow the Mayor’s Youth Council to request donations to build food bank boxes in Picayune.

The Planning and Zoning Department approved Tim Herrington to fill the open position of the City of Picayune Planning Commission.

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The Council then approved entering an Engineering Agreement with Dungan Engineering for Final Design Phase Engineering and Construction Engineering and Inspection Service for the West Canal Sidewalk improvement project.

Code Enforcement was requested to conduct a Public Hearing for property clean-up at the 14 properties on April 4, 2023. Those properties are as follows;

1407 8th Avenue

South Blanks Avenue

720 South Blanks Avenue

1400 Palestine Road

500 Pine Street

811 Jarrell Street

1106 Blackwell Lane

220 South Haugh Avenue

2304 Jackson Landing

101 Carver Drive

105 Carver Drive

115 Carver Drive

117 Carver Drive

Main Street.

Lastly, the Alumni of George Carver Alumni Association was approved to now store their historical items from the Carver Museum at City Property. The City hopes to make it a permeant storage location for the Carver Museum.