Eunice Board of Aldermen

2 properties condemned in Eunice

Two derelict properties in Eunice are to be torn down by the city after Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen’s meeting.
They were among 10 properties to be scrutinized at the meeting.
Bill Thompson, code enforcement officer, said the property at 230 Rodney St. had been involved in a fire and “...nobody has done anything with it and I think it is time we need to tear it down.”
The Board agreed with Thompson’s assessment of the property listed as owned by Michelle Prudhomme Duos.

From left, Miss Eunice Jenna Godeau and Miss Teen Eunice Caroline Andrus spoke at the Eunice Board of Aldermen’s meeting Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Aldermen OK millages

Aldermen breezed through an agenda Tuesday that included adopting millage rates that are unchanged from last year and postponing hearings that can lead to property demolitions.
The city millage remains are to remain at 6.77 for general alimony and 5 for street maintenance.
There were six properties that were to be considered for action by the Board of Aldermen, but Vernon McManus, city attorney, said four hearings had to be postponed because the owners needed 30 days notice instead of 10 days.

Vernon McManus, city attorney, makes a point about dilapidated properties at a meeting Thursday at City Hall. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

City buidlings have leaky roofs, mayor wants to talk about them

By Harlan Kirgan
Editor
Leaky roofs at a slew of city buildings is among the topics that began to fill the Eunice Board of Aldermen’s agenda for a meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Scott Fontenot brought up the roof issue at a meeting Thursday to set the agenda for the meeting to begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Eunice Municipal Complex.
There is money in the city’s capital outlay budget to repair the roofs, Fontenot said.
“It’s a major issue and if we don’t fix it, it is going to get worse,” he said.
The leaky roofs are located at:

Action taken on 5 properties to be cleaned up

Five properties in Eunice moved closer to a cleanup after Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen and mayor.
Two properties were given 30 days to get cleaned up. Those properties are 210 E. Oak St. and 571 Halsey St.
Property at 580 Lewis Street is targeted for a Feb. 17 cleanup by members of the New Zion Baptist Church and Progressive Brothers, according to Jackie Vallare.
Aldermen also approved code enforcement office Bill Thompson’s requests for hearings in February on properties at 250 Julia St. and 403 S. 10th St.

Eunice Fire Chief Mike Arnold takes a phone call next to a 1985 Mack pumper truck at the Central Fire Station on Park Avenue Tuesday. Eunice aldermen gave the green light for Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot to buy a new fire truck that may cost about $400,000. It would be the first new truck for the fire department since two 2005 model year trucks were acquired in 2007. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice aldermen move to update aging fire truck fleet

The agenda item was not much more than a blink of an eye, but in that moment the Eunice Board of Aldermen cleared the way to update the city’s aging fire truck fleet.
Mayor Scott Fontenot is to buy a new fire truck expected to cost about $400,000. The purchase also must be approved by the State Bond Commission.
The newest trucks in the fire department inventory are a couple of 2005 pumpers. The oldest truck is a 1972 50-foot ladder truck.

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