Eunice Board of Aldermen

Alderwoman Germaine Simpson

Alderwoman repeats plea to bag trash

Alderwoman Germaine Simpson repeated her plea to Eunice residents to bag their trash before placing it in the trash carts.
Simpson said at the July 9 city Board meeting that she has been talking about the issue for two years.
“What happens if it is not bagged is the wind blows and blows trash all over ...,” she said.
City crews pick up as much as litter as they can, but the city cannot hire a crew to just pick up trash every day, she said.
“Make sure you bag your trash,” she urged.

The city’s agenda-setting meeting was held Thursday. From left, are Vernon McManus, city attorney; Chad Andrepont, alderman, Scott Fontenot, mayor; Bill Thompson, code enforcement officer; Connie Thibodeaux, alderwoman; Mike Arnold, fire chief; Ernest Blanchard, alderman; Ginny Moody, city clerk; and Randy Fontenot, police chief. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Agenda light for new Board members

The agenda for Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, as of Thursday, was fairly light for two new members.
Chad Andrepont, Ward 1, and Ernest Blanchard, Ward 3, attended their first agenda meeting Thursday as aldermen.
Andrepont, a Eunice High School basketball coach, offered his apology in advance for not attending the Tuesday meeting. A game scheduled long before he was elected conflicts with the meeting.
Andrepont said he would be at subsequent meetings.
City officials also plan to hold a formal inauguration at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty Theater.

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot presents a plaque to Alderman at-large Jack Burson at Tuesday’s city meeting. The plaque recognizes Burson’s 24 years of service to the city. Tuesday was Burson’s final regular city Board meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Shirley Vige

City audit finds no deficit, cash on hand

The short take on the Eunice city fiscal status is the balanced sheet is not in a deficit and there was a $415,000 cash gain, according to accountant Shirley Vige at Tuesday’s Board meeting.
Vige, CPA, delivered the results of an annual audit that reflected the city’s operations for the year ended June 30.
“All in all, the city is in good financial status,” he said at the end of his presentation.
The audit found the general fund ended at $415,357, which is down from the 2017 ending balance of $944,335.

Agenda light for Tuesday’s city meeting

The agenda is fairly light for the Eunice Board of Aldermen’s meeting Tuesday.
The agenda for the meeting that begins at 6:15 p.m. includes three show cause hearings for properties that may be condemned. The properties are at 411 S. 10th St., 1241 Gregg St., and 320 Jelks St. The agenda did not list the property owners.
A city audit for the July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, budget year may also be presented by Shirley Vige Jr., CPA.

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