City Council holds meeting November 9

The DeQuincy City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 9.

The Council approved the minutes for the Oct. 19, regular meeting.

Ordinance No. 935, ratifying Emergency Ordinances no. 929, 930, 931, 932, and 933, was adopted.

In city reports, Mayor Riley Smith reported that debris cleanup in the city will be 100% funded by FEMA. Also, FEMA is considering a location west of town for possible temporary housing for residents that have been displaced due to the Hurricane.

The following reports were given:

Police report – Fines and Bonds collected, $11,220; Complaints made, 314; Arrests made, 10; Violations, 153; Warnings given, 97.

Calls for service are listed here: Dist. 1, 82; Dist. 2, 43; Dist. 3, 68; Dist. 4, 71; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, 45. Patrol Miles, 8,608.

Public works – Eddy Dahlquist is on vacation but the crew is still working mostly on Hurricane cleanup

Public lnput – A concern was voiced by a DeQuincy resident, residing on Holly St, about the family of skunks living in an abandoned house on Holly St. They asked for the city’s assistance with the problem as well as contacting the homeowner about completing the demolition of the house. They were advised, Calcasieu Parish Animal control does not put out traps for animals.

The residents have to put out the traps and then call Animal Control when the animal is trapped. Animal Control will then come and pick up the animal and relocate it.

A citizen asked about FEMA funds and how they would be disbursed for the city buildings. Mayor Smith explained that each building or property is an individual project and would be paid by FEMA accordingly. The money paid for each project must be used for that project.

A beer/liquor permit was approved for the Dollar General Store #21204.

A public hearing was held regarding the 2020 millage rates. There was no public input.

A resolution was adopted adopting the 2020 millage rate of 5.63 mills.