City of Eunice

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Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot

Public safety tax to start in October

A 0.25% tax to fund public safety pay raises is scheduled to begin in October and is projected to generate at least $500,000 a year.
The tax passed with 78% of the vote on May 4 in the election that drew 6,308 votes.
In recent weeks there has been questions raised on social media about the tax that have drawn Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot online.
Fontenot and city financial advisor Steve Moosa have said the city won’t start seeing proceeds from the tax until December.

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City financial advisor Steve Moosa, CPA, right, talks about the Eunice budget Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Budget bomb fizzles

What promised to be an explosive meeting on the Eunice budget passed quietly, but the controversy promises to continue.
The city’s budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, passed the Board of Alderman with comment coming only from Mayor Scott Fontenot.
Police Chief Randy Fontenot had questioned the budget after it was tabled in June with aldermen citing concerns over police department overtime.

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DOTD: La. 755 Spur (College Road) road closure

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that La. 755 Spur (College Road), .104 miles east of La. 755 on La. 755 Spur/College Road in St. Landry Parish, will be closed from 7 a.m. March 3 to 4 p.m. March 10, weather permitting.
The closure is necessary for the City of Eunice to repair a sewer tap in the roadway.
The detour route will include La. 755 to La. 91.
Detour signs will be posted.

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