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Delhi examines improvements to town park

Delhi Mayor Jesse Washington has submitted an application to the National Park Service for consultation assistance on behalf of the Town of Delhi to prepare a master plan for Delhi City Park. 

RTCA has visited the site and identified potential additional outdoor recreation opportunities. The park is located on Highway 80 West in Delhi.

Ideas for the park include a place to launch kayaks and canoes, an asphalt walking trail, exercise stations along the trail, pavilions for family picnics, a dog park, a splash pad for children.

PLANNING ACCESSIBILITY– The volunteer South Main Park Planning Committee has worked for more than two years to ensure that Breaux Bridge’s South Main Park will be welcoming to special needs residents as well as the able-bodied. Committee members met at the Breaux Bridge library on Monday, June 18 to present an update. Present were (front row, from left) Barbara Gary, Heath Patin, Mauricia Ledet Walters and Reese Walters; and (back row) Randy Patin, Rachel Patin, Colt Patin, Andrea Matthews, Brenda Hobbs, Cindy Roberthon Guidry and Connie Guidry. (Karl Jeter)

Group pushing for special needs park

From its conception, the city’s planned Southside Park has been intended to provide recreational and social opportunities to special needs and limited mobility residents. For more than two years, a group of residents with a particular interest in that large, but neglected local population, has been involved in the park’s design.

new mayor — As 16th Judicial District Court Judge Curtis Segur (back to camera) administers the oath of office to newly-elected St. Martinville Mayor Melinda “Mel” Mitchell, her proud father Dennis Narcisse (right) holds the Bible and husband Lawrence looks on. Mitchell is the first elected female mayor in the city’s 200 year history. A crowd of more than 200 braved the 95 degree heat to witness the ceremony on the Courthouse lawn on Saturday, June 29.(Karl Jeter)

New mayor’s first meeting draws crowd

Monday’s city council meeting was the first for newly installed Mayor Melinda Mitchell and it was standing room only at city hall. A light agenda and Mitchell’s easy-going nature made for a smooth christening of the new administration.
At the mayor’s request, the council approved a change of firms to conduct municipal audits. “I think it would be a good idea to have a fresh set of eyes looking at our finances,” she said. Kolder, Slaven and Co. LLC will take over the city audit contract, replacing Champagne and Co. LLC of Breaux Bridge.

Beth B. Melebeck

Beth B. Melebeck named as President of Bank of Erath

Beth B. Melebeck has been named as President of the Bank of Erath and Bank of Erath Holding Company effective July 1, 2018. The announcement was made by Paul G. Moresi, Jr., the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer.
A lifelong native of Abbeville and an employee of the Bank for over 35 years, she has served with distinction as Executive Vice President for the last 17 years, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Bank since 2002.

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