St. Landry Parish Government

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Free COVID-19 testing coming to St. Landry Parish

Free mobile COVID-19 testing will be available throughout St. Landry Parish starting June 16 and continuing through July 7.
The Louisiana Department of Health/Office of Public Health and St. Landry Parish government have teamed up with the Louisiana National Guard to offer the testing. The Guard will staff the sites from 8 to 11 a.m.
Dates and sites are:
— June 16, Palmetto, Palmetto Elementary, 235 Rideau Road;
— June 17, Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie Elementary, 669 La. 363;
— June 18, Eunice, Eunice High School, 301 S. Bobcat Dr.;

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Council OKs seeking coronavirus money

The St. Landry Parish Council approved applying for up to $2.3 million in reimbursement for expenses directly related to the coronavirus.
In a teleconference meeting, Amanda Cain, finance director and acting administrator, said parish government won’t have $2.3 million in expenses, but the CARES Act funding does offer 100% reimbursement.
FEMA reimburses 75% of emergency expenses, she said.
The funding will not cover lost revenue. Cain said the shutdown of gambling in the parish eliminated a source of revenue for two months, she said.

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Sandbags available in St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish Government has announced sandbagging for the parish will be available Friday and Saturday at several locations in the parish.
Sandbags are free to the residence of St. Landry parish, but the public is asked to maintain social distancing protocols and bring their own shovel. There is a limit to four bags per entrance to the home or business.
The locations with sand and sandbags are as follows:
Opelousas — Yambilee Building (1939 W Landry Street). Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Parish burn ban may get repealed

A ban on burning in rural St. Landry Parish subdivisions passed in June is on the Parish Council’s Wednesday agenda.
And this time the agenda item is for repeal of the ban at the meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Old City Market, 131 W. Bellevue St., Opelousas.
The burn ordinance was placed on the agenda for repeal by a 3-2 vote of the Council’s Administrative-Finance Committee at a Sept. 4 meeting.

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Brenda Hubbard-Thomas, right, Workforce Development Board executive director, and Charles Going, an Opelousas certified public accountant and consultant to the workforce board, urged the Parish Council the approve the appointment of Amanda Cain, parish government finance director, as the chief operating officer for the Workforce Development Board.

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Amanda Cain

Parish finance officer may play lead role with Workforce Development Board

St. Landry Parish Government’s chief financial officer may play a lead role in the Workforce Development Board if the Parish Council gives its approval at its June 19 meeting.
Brenda Hubbard-Thomas, Workforce Development Board executive director, and Charles Going, an Opelousas certified public accountant and consultant to the workforce board, urged the Parish Council the approve the appointment of Amanda Cain, parish government finance director, as the chief operating officer for the Workforce Development Board.

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