Eunice Board of Aldermen

Eunice Fire Chief Mike Arnold stands in front of a fire truck built in 1972 at the Central Fire Station. Arnold outlined pay and equipment needs for the department at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Robert Johnson, Eunice recreation department director, gave an update on his department at Tuesday’s council meeting. Johnson noted the department has a webpage,, and can take credit and debit cards at its recreation sites. From left, are Mayor Scott Fontenot, Alderman at-large Jack Burson, Alderman Marion “Nootsie” Sattler and Johnson.

City meeting returns to familiar turf -- finances and needs

The Eunice mayor and aldermen returned to familiar turf during Tuesday’s meeting as they heard a report from Fire Chief Mike Arnold outlining the fire department’s needs.
“It is time that we bring to the attention of the governing board of the city of Eunice certain deficiencies at your fire department,” Arnold said.
The first deficiency Arnold cited is a $9 an hour starting pay for firefighters, but most of his list was about aging equipment.

Eunice council starting with light agenda

The agenda items ran on the light side as the agenda was set for Tuesday’s Eunice Board of Aldermen meeting.
Mayor Scott Fontenot, Alderman at-large Jack Burson and Alderman Dale Soileau were the elected officials attending the meeitng Thursday at City Hall.
Agenda items include:
A presentation by Chris Naquin, Community Garden director.
Update on Mardi Gras activities.
Presentation by Civice Sources on adjudicated property.
Recreation director on fees.
Presentation on yard leaf disposal.
Report from Fire Chief Mike Arnold.

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot

City tax vote delayed

Eunice city officials are headed back to the drawing board on a plan for infrastructure improvements and pay raises for employees.
At an agenda-setting meeting Thursday, Mayor Scott Fontenot announced that after talking with council members, “..We are at a point where we want to look at some options.”
A special meeting, scheduled Jan. 17, will not be held. The meeting was to introduce a resolution on a new property tax and rededication of a sales tax.
Aldermen are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eunice Municipal Complex.

Shirley Vige Jr., CPA,

Tax plan headed to January meeting

The Eunice Board of Aldermen announced its intention to introduce two tax proposals at a special meeting on Jan. 17 aimed at improving roads and raising the pay of city workers, include police and firefighters.
One resolution would be a new property tax. At a meeting on Dec. 8, the discussion was on proposing an 11.62-mill tax, which would be added to a current 11.62-mill tax. The millage would be dedicated for street and sewer improvements.

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