Carolyn Roy | News Editor
During a teleconference meeting Aug. 6, the Parish Council approved four change orders on the project to resurface Fish Hatchery Road. The council also found out that it may not have to pay about $10,000 for two drainage servitudes. The special meeting was called to approve the four change orders dealing with drainage taking the construction cost to $2,149,695. Also on the agenda was the approval of approximately $10,500 pay for the servitudes.
Cane River Waterway Commission (CRWC) agreed to pay for construction costs but had declined to pay the servitude costs. But at the meeting, Parish President John Richmond said he had talked to CRWC president Jim Rhodes who said the commission would also pay for the servitude costs up to $10,000.
The only call-in to the meeting was from Germaine Metoyer who asked when the Bermuda Road project would begin. Parish Engineer Nick Verret said there is no firm date but he is putting together the bid documents. The Fish Hatchery road project must be finished with documents completed before the work can start on Bermuda Road. The CRWC also agreed to fun the Bermuda Road construction.
The votes on the change orders and drainage servitudes were yes with Pat Ward-Hoover abstaining because her husband is an employee of the contractor, Regional Construction.