Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Petal will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 4th, 2015 at Hinton Park (located behind Petal Police Station). The Hunt will begin at 10:00 AM. Make sure to bring your Easter baskets and cameras. The Easter bunny will arrive by the time the hunt is over. For more information contact Katherine Minyard *Program Director* at (601) 912-2431.

Water Department – Email Billing

The water department can now provide your bill via email.  If you are interest, please download the form below and return it to the water department.

REQUEST FOR EMAIL

Hydrant Testing to Begin

The Petal Fire Department will begin testing hydrants the week of March 16th within the city. Some residents may notice a slight discoloration of their water following testing. This is not harmful and should not last very long. The testing will take between four to six weeks to complete.

Change in After-Hours Number

We have changed our after-hours number for the water department. If you have a water or sewer issue to report after 5 p.m. on weekdays, or any time on the weekend, please call the Petal Police Department at 601-544-5331.

Burn Ban

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 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.

Online Bill Payments

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.

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Our Community

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.