Eunice Board of Aldermen

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Board faces question about repair or replace jail doors

The Eunice Board of Aldermen faced a question about whether to repair or replace electronic doors at the city jail during their meeting Tuesday.
Police Chief Randy Fontenot had presented a proposal from a company to repair the 40-year-old electronic doors. The company estimated the cost at $113,000.
Mayor Scott Fontenot said the cost could be greater than the company’s quote.
In a Dec. 18, 2020, letter to the mayor and council, the police chief stated the doors have been in serious disrepair and inoperable for several years.

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Joel Savoy and Patricia Dossman talk about renovating the Liberty Theater in Eunice. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Aldermen approve Liberty revival

The Liberty Theater is poised for a renewal after the Board of Aldermen approved Mayor Scott Fontenot to complete an agreement with a non-profit.
Cajun musician Joel Savoy spoke at the Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen’s meeting. Savoy leads The Association for the Liberty Theatre of Eunice.
“We all know what the Liberty used to be like. What it did for downtown Eunice and the Cajun culture,” Savoy said. “Last October, I learned that the National Park Service had pulled the plug or was about to pull the plug on their years of support at the theater...”

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Joel Savoy

Reviving the Liberty

Musician Joel Savoy is to present a proposal at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting for a non-profit to revive the Liberty Theater.
Savoy spoke at Thursday’s meeting where the mayor and Board set the agenda for the meeting scheduled at 6:30 p.m. in the Eunice Municipal Complex.
Hurricane Delta was forecast to make landfall Friday and Mayor Scott Fontenot referenced the upcoming Tuesday meeting as likely, but dependent upon the storm’s impact.
Savoy was representing The Association for the Liberty Theatre of Eunice.

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Rev. Kayla Givs

Feeding program wants to use Southeast Center

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot is to negotiate a request from the Rev. Kayla Givs to use the Southeast Community Center seven days a week for an after-school feeding program.
Givs is pastor of Restoring God’s Glory Ministries Inc. that has been using the facility since the COVID-19 outbreak for feeding programs.
At Tuesday’s city Board meeting, Givs said the six-week program fed 12,000 meals to the elderly, disabled and veterans.

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Alderwoman Germaine Simpson

Alderwoman: Update city’s laws on noise, vandalism

The city’s laws on criminal damage to property and unnecessary noise need to updated, according to Alderwoman Germaine Simpson.
Speaking about the need to bring some peace and quiet to the city’s neighborhoods, Simpson said, “It is really annoying and disturbing to just think that you work all your life, you pay for a home, you want to enjoy and then you can’t. You just don’t want to have somebody else rob you of that. It is not fair.”


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