The Lafourche Parish Council met Tuesday at the Government Complex in Mathews. The following is some of the action taken at the meeting:
- The Wallace Community Center received a grant of $3000 from the Bayou Community Foundation. The money will be spent on Kindle Fires, applications, and additional items to motivate the students participating in the “Beyond the Bell” program.
- The Louisiana Department of Transportation received a $100,000 grant to be used to develop a long -range transportation plan. Almost $800,000 will be used by DOTD’s “Safe to School” program to create sidewalks from Bayou Blue Elementary School to Bayou Blue Middle School.
- Lafourche Central Market also received two grants totaling $145,000 which will be used to promote the Saturday Central Market in Mathews. This will help increase the vendor’s income and promote healthy living in the area.
- The Chackbay Ward 6 Senior Center and Galliano Sheriff’s office will be getting facelifts to improve the roofs and buildings’ structures. The sheriff’s office will also be adding a safe room for tornados and other disasters.
- The Golden Meadow Multipurpose building has begun construction. The foundation is complete and start of the main structure is now beginning.
- The Fantastic Acres Pump Station is about 90% complete, and all three pump packages have been installed, according to a statement from Jack Plaisance of Angelette-Picciola.
- Also in the works are improvements to the Theriot boat launch in Raceland. These improvements would include a new wharf, ramp, and other miscellaneous improvements.
- An ordinance establishing a “No Parking Fire Lane” on the north side of West 132nd street in Galliano was approved.
- An ordinance to accept the subdivision known as Sugar Village Commercial Park, James Hotard Subdivision, and Caro Estates of Bayou Blue, Phase 3 into the parish system was approved.
- An ordinance providing for a 2015 Supplemental Appropriation (15-014) within the 2015 Operations and Maintenance Budget to supplement Solid Waste with funding from LA Office of Community Development to remove and dispose of debris and waste at Lockport and Thibodaux Field Offices was approved.
- A proposed ordinance establishing a 5 MPH speed limit within the Leeville Boat Launch and a 45 MPH speed limit on Old Highway 1 in Leeville was approved.
- A proposed ordinance providing for a 2015 Supplemental Appropriation (15-012) within the 2015 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the purchase of an emergency trailed equipped with 22-inch dams and deployment equipment accessories was approved.
- A proposed ordinance providing for a 2015 Supplemental Appropriation (15-017) within the 2015 Operations and Maintenance Budget requesting Administration to increase the 2015 Library revenue as per the Library Board meeting on May 18, 2015 was approved.
- A proposed ordinance rescinding Ordinance No. 5622 that approved levying and imposing taxes for 2015 on all property subject to taxation in the parish of Lafourche was approved.
- A resolution requesting DOTD to clean the ditches and cut the grass at the Cote Blanche Connection (Hwy. 3161) was approved.
- A resolution requesting the Legislative Delegation to create legislation providing for stricter penalties regarding stalking and domestic abuse was approved.
- A resolution approving a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between Lafourche Parish Government and the Cut Off Youth Center to provide funding for repairs and refurbishing to the Cut Off Youth Center Building was approved.
- The Council approved a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between Lafourche Parish Government and the town of Golden Meadow with the town receiving 2.5% of the Parish Transportation Revenue Program with funding paid directly to Lafourche Parish Government from the Louisiana Department of Treasury for the State of Louisiana’s 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Posted on Fri, June 26, 2015
by Heather Chaisson, Contributing Writer