City Council discusses local improvements

By Howell Dennis

NEWS EDITOR

The Crowley City Council held a short meeting Tuesday night to discuss a few issues that are directly related to the improvement and progress of the city.

A resolution was passed which would authorize Mayor Greg Jones to enter into an agreement with Mader Engineering Inc. for the construction of the I-10 access road that is scheduled to be built along the northern part of I-10. The access road is also being viewed as a potential boost to Crowley’s economy as there will be plenty of space on both parts of the road to attract businesses.

Another resolution was passed which would introduce an ordinance to authorize up to $1,000,000 for the 100% forgiveness SRF loan from the DEQ. The money will help the city with their improvements in the wastewater treatment program. The rehabilitation system will have a rock filter system which can be described as more “green” than the previous system.

Also on the agenda was a motion to establish a Downtown Art and Historical District, the boundaries of which have yet to be established. The establishment of such a district (“We are already well on our way,” said Crowley Development and Planning Coordinator Allison Clarke) would encourage art and cultural related businesses to be established and assist other downtown businesses with their properties.

The council meets for it’s regular monthly meeting on December 8.

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