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The new Eunice Airport terminal. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Aldermen OK 6-year plan for airport

A six-year, $3.4 million plan for improvements at the Eunice Airport was approved by the Board of Aldermen at a meeting Tuesday. 
Drew Miller, airport manager, said, “Basically, when we do this the city of Eunice really doesn’t put up anything. It is all state and federal monies.”
Aldermen also approved a new 1,200-square-foot terminal building as substantially complete. The $336,000 building was paid for through a state Department of Transportation and Development aviation grant. 
The funding included paving and utility work at the airport. 

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.

Donna Baltakis, left, Keep Eunice Beautiful director, talks about a litter survey of Eunice during Tuesday's Eunice Board of Alderman's meeting at the Eunice Municipal Complex. At right is Anthony Baltakis. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Survey finds Eunice a tad more littered

An annual survey of litter in Eunice found the city a bit worse off this year than in previous years, according to Donna Baltakis, Keep Eunice Beautiful director.
Baltakis delivered the report at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting at the Eunice Municipal Complex.
The neighborhood-by-neighborhood survey gave Eunice an overall score of 2.15, which is slightly littered, but that’s up from previous scores of 1.66, 1.51 and 1.58.
The scoring system is 1 to 4 with 1 being minimal or no litter and 4 the highest amount of litter.

Eunice Fire Chief Mike Arnold, left, and Mayor Scott Fontenot talk before Thursday's agenda meeting at City Hall. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

City to adjust millage

Eunice aldermen will be asked to vote on a public hearing about a “roll forward” of the 2017 property tax millage rates.
That tax question is one of several items placed on the agenda for the 6:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Board of Aldermen at the Eunice Municipal Complex, 300 S. 2nd St.
In 2016, the city had to roll back its millage rates to 6.59 for general alimony and 4.87 for street maintenance. The roll forward rates would be 6.77 for general alimony and 5 for street maintenance.

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot gave an update on city activities at the Eunice Rotary Club. At right is Lynn LeJeune, Rotary Club president a former mayor of Eunice. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Retail growth possible near Walmart

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot provided few details, but said additional retail development around the Walmart Supercenter is possible.
Fontenot said he met with a developer from the Lafayette area who is interested in establishing retail sites around Walmart.
The developer locates national retailers in his properties, he said.
But, the area’s sewer system may have to be upgraded, he said.
It was of several topics Fontenot talked about at a Eunice Rotary Club meeting Wednesday.


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