Crowley City Council meets

CROWLEY - The Crowley City Council had a light agenda for their March meeting Tuesday night, discussing road work, special elections, and this week’s upcoming Acadiana Festival of Life.

“I’d like to invite everybody here to join us in what I think is a very important event for this city,” said Alderwoman Laurita Pete, one of the organizers of the event. “We will have representatives from 48 area churches in attendance.”

The Festival is intended to bring people of all religions together to bring those who may have strayed from the church back.

“I’m especially excited about Monday night which is our student night,” said Pete.

During Monday night’s festivities a car will be given away as well as several other items such as iPods.

In other business, the council decided to take action on the bridge on Jacobs Avenue which has been out of commission for a few months.

People have complained about the effect of the through traffic for the parents of students at Ross Head Start as well as others who pass on the bridge.

“The bridge means more to people than I had originally thought,” said Alderman Vernon ‘Step’ Martin. “I’d like to thank the council for getting it fixed.”

In another traffic related issue, both Martin and Mayor Greg Jones agreed to look into putting speed deterrents on J.D. Miller Road. A three-way stop sign and speed bumps were among the ideas that were mentioned.

A Clean Up Day for the city of Crowley was announced and will be held on Saturday, April 17 in conjunction with the Crowley Chamber of Commerce. All volunteers will arrive at 10 a.m. that morning and be assigned a street to clean up in an effort to beautify the city.

Mayor Jones also announced a Census Day Rally to be held on April 1st and strongly emphasized its importance to the city.

“I’m strongly encouraging all of our citizens to fill their forms out,” said Jones. The results of the census are important to cities of different size populations when it comes to issues that involve state funding.

Finally, a special election was announced to be held on May 1st. On the ballot will be a renewal of five mill street maintenance tax, the renewal of a five mill public building and drainage maintenance and the renewal of three-fourths mill cemetery maintenance tax.

The next council meeting will be Tuesday, April 13.

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