St. Landry Parish Council

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Lois Collins complains about road and drainage conditions about 10 miles east of Eunice at the Wednesday meeting of the St. Landry Parish Council’s Public Works Committee in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

After paving 300 miles, road complaints keep resurfacing

St. Landry Parish Government has paved about 300 miles of road in the Smooth Ride Home program, but it is the remaining roads, often pot-holed and flood-prone, that the Parish Council hears about on a regular basis.
Problems with rural roads about 10 miles east of Eunice resurfaced at Wednesday’s parish committee meetings.
Lois Collins, of Lois Lane, Church Point, said, “I’m here and I will be here until I see my tax dollars that I pay since we started the road home begin work in my area. I’m not here just for me, I’m here for a community.”

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St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, handed out a list of roads that have received road material since the first of the year. At right, is Janel Simien, of Joe W. Road, who aired her complaints at Wednesday’s meeting of the St. Landry Parish Council on Wednesday in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Residents air road, drainage complaints (Pdf)

Two rural residents east of Eunice complained about bad roads and flooding dur- ing a St. Landry Parish Council Public Works Committee.
Andrea Edwards, of Lois Lane, said she is often trapped by a flood- ed road.
“Apparently public works is not getting the memo because our ditch- es are full of trash and trees and brush. Our bayou is a dumping site,” she said
Parish President Bill Fontenot said the flooding problem is from the road’s ditches.

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Landry Parish Government’s website has not been updated in more than a year. Gautreau spoke at Wednesday’s meeting of the Parish Council’s Administrative-Finance Committee in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Parish website last updated more than year ago

The last update on the St. Landry Parish Government website was more than a year ago.
Former District 8 Councilwoman Pam Gautreau scolded the Council’s Administrative- Finance
Committee about the lack of updates at its meeting Wednesday at the Old City Market in Opelousas.
“When was the last time you all went on the St. Landry Parish Coby Clavier Government Facebook page? When was the last time you went on the St. Landry Parish Government website?” Gautreau asked.

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Vivian Olivier

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Nancy Carriere

Council opposes disposal facility

The St. Landry Parish Council joined Beggs area property owners in opposing a salt water disposal well proposed for a 5.5 acre site off La. 182 near the parish landfill.
The vote was unanimous and occurred with little comment at the Wednesday meeting at the Old City Market in Opelousas.
The resolution states residents in the Beggs/Garland community are opposing the disposal facility proposed by Eagle Oil, LLC, at 139109 Hwy. 182 Barn, Bunkie, and the Council is joining that opposition.

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