A burn ban is in effect until further notice inside the City of Petal. This is due to unsafe conditions and several fires that have spread rapidly in recent days. Please refrain from any outdoor burning at this time.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
NOTICE IS hereby given that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of
Petal, Mississippi, will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 11,
2015 in the Boardroom of Petal City Hall, located at 119 West 8th
Petal, Mississippi 39465, 601-545-1776 for sale of the following surplus equipment:
Avenue, P.O. Box 564,
Cat 277B Skid Steer
Cat 262C Skid Steer
Cat 303CR Mini Excavator
Cat D5G Dozer
Cat 416D Backhoe
Each bid must be received in a sealed envelope which is marked in the lower left
hand corner with the word “BID” and the NAME OF ITEM on which bid is being made
and the DATE OF BID OPENING.
All Equipment is available for inspection at the City of Petal Public Works
Department, 943 Hwy 11, Petal, MS between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Subject to the provisions of Section 17-25-25 of the Mississippi Code of 1972,
Annotated as Amended, and other applicable State law; but the Board reserves the right
to reject any or all bids received.
We are excited to announce that you can now pay your bill online. Click on the link below or
on the tab that says ONLINE BILL PAY and follow the steps.
I have always been proud to be from Petal, but no more so than over the past three days. Sometimes, the worst events bring out the best in a community. That is the case for Petal following the horrific damage brought by Sunday’s tornado. Neighbors who normally don’t have time to speak have come to each other’s aid. Our churches have organized volunteer efforts to go into the affected neighborhoods, offering whatever help is needed. We have the seen a true community spirit come alive.
God’s hand was over so many people on Sunday evening, that is the only way to explain how we did not suffer one lost life. To see homes totally destroyed, as if hit directly by a bomb, and to know that a family was inside at the time, but that all walked away – a miracle is all I can say. We can and will rebuild our city, buildings can be replaced. I am just thankful that no lives were lost, because that is what is irreplaceable.
Our work is just beginning. Over the next few weeks, you will see crews removing debris from the side of roads. Please try to stack the debris as close to the road as possible. FEMA regulations will not allow us to collect debris more than 5 feet from the road. We will undertake this effort as quickly as possible, but due to the volume of debris, we anticipate a three to four week operation.
Also, FEMA is now in our area, but we have not been told when or where they will be setting up for disaster relief information and assistance. As soon as we get that information, we will pass it along via this website or other media.