Chataignier Council discusses $25,000 grant application

By: MICHAEL BORDELON

News Editor

The Chataignier Village Council discussed its grant application to renovate the village’s water system during its meeting Monday, April 20.

Mayor Herman Malveaux said the village was able to submit its application for a $25,000 grant before the deadline. He said if the village receives the grant, the funds will be used to renovate the village’s aging water system.

“Right now, we’re just waiting to see if the application is approved,” Malveaux said.

The council also heard from Village Clerk Wilbur Rozas regarding a recent visit by a representative from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). Rozas said the representative discovered a few very minor changes that needed to be made to increase handicap accessibility. He said two changes recommended were the door handle for the village hall’s bathroom and making the handicap parking space at village hall one foot wider.

In other business, the council:

•Informed residents of the upcoming 2010 census. Malveaux said the census is very important for the village as it dictates how much federal and state assistance the village can receive, which is based on an accurate accounting of population.

•Adopted a resolution to allow the village to issue franchise agreements with service providers. The village would receive a five percent fee on all franchise agreements made in the future.

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