City seeks road, tennis court funds

The City Council is asking the Eunice legislative delegation to secure about $300,000 this spring for two special projects.

The resolutions seeking the appropriations were passed at the March meeting.

Ward 1 Alderman Bubba Bourque worked up a $153,000 package for road improvements in the Happy Hill area and on Bacciochi Ave.

Total construction cost is about $135,000 with engineering and design fees running about $18,000.

Bourque told the council he has been in close contact with Sen. Don Cravins, Jr. and Rep. Mickey Guillory, as well as Dept. of Transportation and Development District Chief Bill Fontenot regarding the work.

He said Cravins seems very optimistic about getting the money to surface the unpaved roads in the project.

The roads include Goldman, Stone and Weaver and a portion of Roosevelt, as well as Bacciochi between 3rd & 4th Streets.

The second resolution seeks $150,000 for construction of two tennis courts at the six-court Buddy Fay Memorial Complex on the Fair Grounds.

Having eight courts available would allow Eunice High and St. Edmund High to host regional and/or state tennis tournaments, officials said.

They also noted the large numbers of recreational players in the men and women’s adult tennis leagues.

The existing courts are scheduled to be re-surfaced beginning in late May.

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