City Council to meet electronically today, May 11 at 4:30 p.m.


The City Council will hold another electronic meeting Monday, May 11 to consider several ordinances and resolutions.

The council will hold a public hearing on the budget for the fiscal year June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

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The proposed budget has been available for viewing at City Hall. Anyone can email comments the prior to the meeting to To comment on an agenda item, call (318)521-1023 and you will be placed on speaker phone. There will be a 45 second delay between reading of the item and votes to be taken to allow for public comment.

The agenda items are as follows:

•Introduction of planning and zoning items: Changing lots of Aswell Property on north side of University Parkway between Jefferson and Cypress at 206 University Parkway; and 39 acres at I-49/La hwy. 478 interchange and adjacent to Bayou Blue Road by Hawley Group LLC

•There will be a final vote on the budget.

The following resolutions will be voted on:

•Advertise and accept bids for Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot Renovation

•Approve contract with La. Division of Administration, Office of Community Development and City for LGAP for $24,954 to purchase pressure ventilation fans and other fire fighting equipment for Fire Department

•Accept grant from FAA for regional airport

•Accept grant from FAA for regional airport to reconstruct taxiway and runway

•Submit loan application to La. Dept. of Health, Office of Public Health for wide water replacement through Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program

•Submit application for Water Treatment Upgrades through Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program

•Submit application for loan to replace existing sanitary sewer force main along Hwy. 1 Bypass

•Submit loan application for renovations to Mill Street and Grand Ecore Lift Stations

The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Tuesday, May 25. The Monday, May 25 meeting has been rescheduled to May 26 because of Memorial Day.