St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot

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Hilton Fontenot stands by his mailbox on Thompson Lane northwest of Eunice on Tuesday. He complained that recent St. Landry Parish road crew work resulted in the puddles in front of his property. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Road problem may get a fix

A complaint about gravel and grading on Thompson Lane northwest of Eunice is to be remedied by a St. Landry Parish road crew, Bill Fontenot, parish president, said.
Fontenot was informed about a complaint about the road from Hilton Fontenot, who lives on the road.
“I’ve been out there at least a couple of times and it was because of the complaints of citizens about the trees and the right-of-way,” the parish resident said.
At one point there was a complaint that Hilton Fontenot was using a hose to wet the road and in the process wash away gravel, the president said.

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Parish on track to cut 17 employees

St. Landry Parish Government is on track to cut 17 jobs as part of a plan to bring spending in line with revenue.
Parish President Bill Fontenot said nine people were off the payroll as of Wednesday’s Administrative-Finance Committee meeting.
Another six jobs will be eliminated within seven days, he said.
Some of the employees were eligible for retirement and others have leave time, which had to be cleared from the books, he said.
The staff reduction is part of plan to deal with an operating deficit, which was projected to be about $700,000 at the end of 2016.

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