- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

PETAL, Miss. (AP) - The City of Petal is hoping to sell some of the buildings it no longer needs.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/1SqnKb6) not long after Hurricane Katrina, city officials purchased two building that were used as a fuel and maintenance center for city vehicles.

Mayor Hal Marx says then-mayor Carl Scott said he estimated a savings of 11 cents per gallon for filling up city vehicles there, but that is no longer the case.

The city hopes to use some of the money from the sale of the property to build facilities for the water department and city equipment at the city barn. Marx says the rest of the proceeds from the sale of the buildings will be added to the general fund.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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