City Council meets Monday

Denise Maddox, President of the City Council called the regular meeting to order on Monday, Mar. 8, at 6 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers. The Invocation and Pledge were led by Mayor Riley Smith and Mark Peloquin.

The last couple of months were busy for the City Council and City. Three special meetings and one regular meeting, were approved. The Agenda for Mar. 8, was also approved.

City Reports

Mayor Smith stated that the last day to have debris picked up will be Friday, Mar. 12. Make every effort to have your debris to the road.

Concrete is being poured at the Sewer Plant.

The Chavis Square Project (extention of the drainage to Buxton) which has been in process for the past 5-6 years, will go out for bids to complete the project.

Mayor Smith stated he is very proud of the crew at LAWCO during the Ice/Snow storm. Water supply was maintained throughout the storm. A boil advisory was put into place only as a precautionary measure.

The Airport Operations and Emergency Program for the DeQuincy Industrial Airport was approved by the Council.
Change Order No. 1 was brought before the Council by Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering (ICE) for Engineering and Architectural Services for revisions to subject contract for language specific to Hurricane Laura permitting ICE to perform public assistance management services for Hurricane Delta, was also approved by the council.

The abandonment of two alleyways in Hereford Addition No. 2 was tabled until next meeting.

Mayor Smith was authorized to accept the bid of $901 on the city’s 2011 For Crown Vic. VIN# 2434.

Council Concerns

Mark Peloquin expressed his concerns about a Trash Bash later on in the year. He encourages everyone if you have any debris that FEMA needs to pick up, make arrangements to get it to the road.

Daisy Cole stated that at this time she is not happy with the garbage pickup. She keeps her can clean and when the trash is dumped she ends up with someone else’s can. She would like for her can to be replaced at her residence.

Ronda Jacobs commended the City employees and said that they were doing a great job.

Judy Landry is concerned about a structure located at Yoakum and Hall Street she would like to see some action taken on.

Denise Maddox said everything is good.

The meeting was adjourned.