Eunice Board of Aldermen

Ditch debris linked to flooding

Alderwoman Germaine Simpson thinks clearing debris from ditches along city streets will help alleviate flooding problems.
Simpson made that point during Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting.
“When we get 10 inches of rain we get a lot calls...” she said of flooding issues.
“Since we’ve been talking about the cleanup and dilapidated properties there has been a lot of other things that have been brought to my attention and the mayor’s and council as well, and it the debris and trash,” she said.

Donna Baltakis, left, and Jackie Vallare, both of Keep Eunice Beautiful, were at the Eunice Board of Aldermen’s meeting Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Miss Eunice Madison DeVillier, left, and Miss Teen Eunice Lillian Ashford were at the Eunice Board of Aldermen’s meeting Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Keep Eunice Beautiful and Martin Luther King Committee members were recognized at the Eunice Board of Aldermen’s meeting Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Properties are to be repaired or condemned

Eunice aldermen drew the line for three properties in the city to either be repaired or demolished at a meeting Tuesday at the Eunice Municipal Complex.
The owner of one of the properties, Geneyla Dantley, was present and said she would begin the process to repair her fire-damaged house at 1050 Faris Avenue.
Dantley is to provide the aldermen proof she is making repairs at the July 11 board meeting.
Also on the list are properties at 120 and 130 W. Bacciochi Street and 530 S. Martin Luther King Drive.

Eunice city attorney Vernon McManus goes over a file for property that is to go before the Board of Aldermen Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Aldermen turn eyes to neglected property

Aldermen turned their eyes to dilapidated property as they planned to put three such parcels on their Tuesday meeting agenda.
An order of condemnation for property at 1050 Faris Street is to be considered at the meeting scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the Eunice Municipal Complex.
The Board is also to consider notices of show cause for 120 and 130 W. Bacciochi Street.
The agenda item drew the attention of Jack Burson, alderman at-large, who said it would take about 15 minutes driving in Eunice to find 10 buildings that need attention.

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot, left, and Jack Burson, alderman at-large, look over paperwork prior to Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen at City Hall. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Aldermen vote to restore millage rates

Eunice aldermen voted to roll forward two millage rates — one for streets and the other for the general fund — at a meeting Tuesday.
The millage rates were among ordinances presented at a public hearing prior to the Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall.
The general alimony property tax millage will increase from 6.59 to 6.77 mills this year. The general alimony tax is set by the state constitution and is not subject to a vote.

Millage, noise ordinance up for board adoption

A millage adjustment and an amendment to the city’s noise ordinance are among the items on Tuesday’s Eunice Board of Aldermen agenda.
Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot and aldermen Jack Burson, Dale Soileau and Jason Betrand meeting at City Hall Thursday to begin forming the agenda for the meeting scheduled to begin with public hearings at 6:15 p.m.
The millage adjustment follows a roll back of the amount after a reassessment. The general alimony millage is to increase from 6.59 back to 6.77. The street millage is to be moved from 4.87 to 5.

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