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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Lafourche Council passes numerous resolutions at recent meeting

Lafourche Council passes numerous resolutions at recent meeting

In other action Tuesday night, the Lafourche Parish Council agreed to provide $50,000 to fund repairs to the Thibodaux Courthouse and Courthouse Annex.

The Council moved to consider a proposed ordinance to place on a November 16, 2013 ballot--a proposition to the voters of Lafourche to partially rededicate taxes collected for the Lafourche Parish Public Library, including rededicating certain library fund balances.

It also moved to consider paying yearly dues of $5,000 to Greater New Orleans, Inc., “a regional economic development alliance which serves as a catalyst for wealth creation in South Eastern Louisiana”.

A resolution was passed to request all parish boards to buy furniture and supplies utilizing businesses in Lafourche Parish.

It approved a resolution to agree to accept LACAP funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program for 2013 in the amount of $33,059.93.

Passed a resolution approving a contract with the Sheriff’s Office to provide food services at certain Head Start sites in the northern part of the parish.

Passed a resolution to approve a contract with School Food and Nutrition Services of New Orleans, Inc. to provide food services to Head Start sites in the southern part of the parish.

Passed resolutions to fund five pump conversion projects in the parish.  They are the Yankee Canal, Gremillion, Gautreaux, Lefort Bypass, and Bayou Blue stations.

Passed a resolution to enter a CEA with Assumption Parish for the donation of Air Monitoring Equipment used by the Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Discussed the current 457b Retirement Plan for all Lafourche Parish employees and had Mr. Jim Ray, the parish’s Retirement Plan Advisor, explain the plan.

Discussed the water lily problem in Bayou Lafourche.

Discussed flooding along Hwy. 1 in Lockport near Joey’s Wrecker Service.  Councilman Phillip Gouaux asked the public works department to look into why people in that area are experiencing increasing high water around their homes and businesses.