Judson introduced as new city attorney

By Evalin Hester

City Reports

Mayor Riley Smith introduced Mark Judson who will be stepping into Doug Cox’ role as City Attorney. Judson has been practicing law for about 31 years.

The new dog park is almost completed. The airport now has a new tractor.

The City’s Easter Egg Hunt will take place Mar. 22, at 6 p.m. in the field north of the walking path. The Lousiana Railroad Days Festival will be held on Apr. 11-13.

Mayor Smith congratulated Hank Frazier on his win as the Civic Service Award recipient at the annual Chamber Banquet. He would like for us to remember Mike Suchanek in our prayers.

Not on Agenda

Vance Perkins thanked the city for the interior repairs on the museum that are now in progress. There will be a Veterans Program held at the Veterans Park on May 27 at 6 p.m. There will also be a flag retirement ceremony incorporated into the program. Perkins also stated at the intersection of Overton and Smith Streets are several potholes that need attention as well as on Holly Street.

Robert Freeman reported the loud noise in his neighborhood; the police will be montioring this complaint.

The Council approved a variance for Randy Lykins to stay in a Travel Trailer on his property on 101 Hall St. while his home is torn down and rebuilt. They will allow him 6 months at a time as he progresses.

A Resolution was adopted informing the Louisiana Dept. of Environment and Quality that the city will continue maintaining our wastewater treatment plant and continue the required analytical analysis in accordance with current LDEQ permit, including monthly monitoring of influent CBOD.

The discussion and consideration of abandoning the alleyway in Wasey Subdivision was postponed until the Apr. 8, council meeting.

Ordinance #963 was introduced and a public hearing was set for Apr. 8, addressing signs on streets inside the city limits.

Ordinance #964 was introduced and set public hearing for Apr. 8, adding a ban on Jake Braking.

A public hearing was held adoptiong following four Ordinances:

Ordinance #919 regarding amending Sec 3-28 Location-Affecting issuance of permits (alcohol).

Ordinance #936 amending Sec 3-2-Sale on Sunday (alcohol).

Ordinance 956 amending Section 10-62 of the Code of Ordinance of the City of DeQuincy-Weeds and Offensive Accumulations.

Ordinance #962 allowing Horse Drawn Carriages on City Streets.