City Council meets Wednesday
By Howell Dennis
CROWLEY – The Crowley City Council met Wednesday evening to discuss the condemnation of depleted properties, the renewal of liquor permits, and the retirement of a police dog.
The properties were discussed during the public hearings portion of the meeting.
The first property the council discussed belonged to Ophelia and Angela Guidry.
City Inspector Danny Hebert said that his main concern was the roof, which is apparently falling in.
Alderwoman Laurita Pete said that she had been in touch with one of the relatives, who seemed very distressed by the situation and wanted to get in touch with the surviving daughter. Alderman Elliot Dore pointed out that the home had been open for over a year. In the end the council moved to condemn the property in 60 days if no action was taken.
Another property up for discussion was a property owned by Pamela Victoria at 625 West 2nd St. Alderwoman Pete said that the improvements had been made and Hebert agreed saying that “the building was now secure”. The council agreed to table discussion on this property until a later date.
The council moved to approve the renewal of 45 different beer and liquor permits around Crowley. A renewal of Papa John’s beer and liquor permit was tabled until a later date at the request of Police Chief K.P. Gibson. The council also agreed to renew the permits for Cuccio’s Food Mart and the Acadia Parish Police Jury.
One of the lighter moments of the meeting was when Chief Gibson brought up the retirement of Remco the police dog.
“I’d like to suggest that we approve that Remco be retired and spend the remainder of his life with Officer Louis Maloz,” said Gibson.
The council agreed.
“By the way it should be noted that this is a retirement without pay,” joked Crowley mayor Greg Jones.
“Not even dog biscuits?” asked Alderwoman Pete.
“That would be at the discretion of Officer Maloz,” said Mayor Jones.