City Council meeting held March 9

By Evalin Hester

The regular city council meeting was called to order by Mark Peloquin, Council President at 6 p.m., at DeQuincy City Council Chamber Hall, on Monday, Mar. 9, 2020.

Invocation and pledge were led by Mayor Riley Smith and Ronda Jacobs. All were present except Daisy Cole. Roll call was presented by Pat Brummett. The council approved the Feb. 10, regular meeting minutes and the Mar. 9, agenda.

Public hearing and adoption of an ordinance amending the FYE Sept. 30, 2019 was approved. The mobile home ordinance committee held a successful meeting but decided to table until further notice.

Council authorized Mayor Smith to accept the low bid from NCMC, LLC on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements. Mayor Smith was authorized to accept bids on the following equipment and vehicles: Pipe Bender Machine $1500, 2002 Ford Ranger Pickup, $600; 2008 Crown Vic., $600. The following vehicles are to be taken to salvage: 2003 Ford Pickup, 1999 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup w/utility bed, and 2006 Dodge Durango.

The property located at 208 Kelly St. was discussed to possibly condemn the structure. The City has forwarded a letter to heirs of said property with no response. The City will now take the next steps.

Its time for the Census to be taken. If you are interested in extra income you can apply online at: 2020CENSUS.GOV/2020 or call 1-855-JOB-2020, or call Taylor with questions at 337-884-1201. Information forms may be picked up at the DeQuincy News Office.

There will be a Grand Opening at Town Hall Museum Friday, Mar. 13, for Senator Mike Reeseā€™s new office which is housed in the building.