Eunice council

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Eunice Fire Chief Mike Arnold stands in front of a fire truck built in 1972 at the Central Fire Station. Arnold outlined pay and equipment needs for the department at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

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Robert Johnson, Eunice recreation department director, gave an update on his department at Tuesday’s council meeting. Johnson noted the department has a webpage,, and can take credit and debit cards at its recreation sites. From left, are Mayor Scott Fontenot, Alderman at-large Jack Burson, Alderman Marion “Nootsie” Sattler and Johnson.

City meeting returns to familiar turf -- finances and needs

The Eunice mayor and aldermen returned to familiar turf during Tuesday’s meeting as they heard a report from Fire Chief Mike Arnold outlining the fire department’s needs.
“It is time that we bring to the attention of the governing board of the city of Eunice certain deficiencies at your fire department,” Arnold said.
The first deficiency Arnold cited is a $9 an hour starting pay for firefighters, but most of his list was about aging equipment.

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Eunice council starting with light agenda

The agenda items ran on the light side as the agenda was set for Tuesday’s Eunice Board of Aldermen meeting.
Mayor Scott Fontenot, Alderman at-large Jack Burson and Alderman Dale Soileau were the elected officials attending the meeitng Thursday at City Hall.
Agenda items include:
A presentation by Chris Naquin, Community Garden director.
Update on Mardi Gras activities.
Presentation by Civice Sources on adjudicated property.
Recreation director on fees.
Presentation on yard leaf disposal.
Report from Fire Chief Mike Arnold.

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Rep. Phillip DeVillier, left, and St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Charles Jagneaux spoke about establishing an early voting site at the Eunice City Hall during Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Aldermen OK resolution opposing closing LSUE

Eunice aldermen passed a resolution to be sent to legislators and the governor to oppose closing Louisiana State University Eunice.
The action at Tuesday’s meeting came at the request of Jack Burson, alderman at-large.
“What has led me to propose tahat is I was reading my newspaper with coffee last week and found out the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee was saying the way to bring the budget in line would be to close LSUE and LSU Shreveport,” he said.

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