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City financial advisor Steve Moosa, CPA, right, talks about the Eunice budget Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Budget bomb fizzles

What promised to be an explosive meeting on the Eunice budget passed quietly, but the controversy promises to continue.
The city’s budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, passed the Board of Alderman with comment coming only from Mayor Scott Fontenot.
Police Chief Randy Fontenot had questioned the budget after it was tabled in June with aldermen citing concerns over police department overtime.

A sign on the door the Eunice Library on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Jack Burson, who served 24 years as alderman at-large and eight years on the Opelousas-Eunice Library Board, said the Eunice Library can forge relationships with the Acadia Parish and LSUE libraries.

Library breakup approved

Patrons to the Eunice Library Wednesday morning were greeted with a notice on the door that the library was closed “... due to City Council & Mayor’s decision. We will gladly fill your library needs in Opelousas until 8-1-19.”
Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot said the decision to close the Eunice Library came from the Opelousas Library office and he is looking into the situation.
Someone is “playing games,” he said and added, the city owns the building.

Eric Frank, left, and Reginald Clark fills sandbags at the Northwest Pavilion Wednesday. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Hurricane threat developing

The National Weather Service on Wednesday was advising that a hurricane threat was increasing for the region.
People should be prepared for hurricane-force winds by Saturday, with tropical force winds starting on Friday.
Rainfall totals will be 10 to 15 inches along and right of the path and will result in significant flooding.
The path given by Weather Service has the storm in the Gulf of Mexico and south of Eunice by 7 a.m. Saturday. The track shows a landfall in southwest Louisiana.

ACT exam at LSUE cancelled

The July 13 administration of the ACT, scheduled to be given at LSU Eunice has been canceled due in inclement weather. The reschedule date will be posted at www.actstudent.org as soon as it is set. Registered examinees will receive official notification from ACT. This announcement is only for those examinees registered at LSU Eunice.

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