Jurors to apply for grant funds
By: Paul Kedinger
In a special meeting held Wednesday night instead of the regularly scheduled committee meeting, members of the Acadia Parish Police Jury moved through a ten item agenda in less than ten minutes.
The special meeting followed a brief public hearing during which no one objected to the abandonment of Wood Duck Road.
Jurors authorized President A.J. Credeur to sign and submit a grant application for $20,000 through the Louisiana Government Assistant Program (LAGAP) for the Lyons Point Volunteer Fire Department, which plans to use the grant to help in the construction of a new fire substation in the southern part of the fire district.
Credeur was also authorized to submit a LAGAP grant application for $60,000 on behalf of the Iota Long-Pointe Drainage District. The grant will be used to clean small and large drainage districts in the district to improve drainage and prevent flooding.
Jurors also authorized President Credeur to enter into several cooperative endeavor agreements with the State of Louisiana for the distribution of appropriation funds for parish fire districts, as follows:
• $2,000 for the Branch Volunteer Fire Department;
• $2,500 for the Church Point Volunteer Fire Department;
• $2.500 for the Iota Volunteer Fire Department;
• $2,250 for the Richard Volunteer Fire Department;
• $2,500 for the Patasa Fire Department in the Perchville area;
• $2,000 for the Ritche Fire Department in the Mowata area; and
• $30,000 for improvements to the Mire-Branch Water System.
Jurors adopted a resolution regarding administrative procedures to comply with the regulations regarding funds generated due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
Police Jurors also accepted work by E.B. Feucht & Sons, Inc. on the Charlie Arceneaux bridge and replacement of the Deer Road bridge.
Jurors also approved the abandonment of Wood Duck Road.
Jurors approved mid-year budget adjustments to their 2010 parish budget, due to increased and decreased expenditures.
A contract with Philip Reclamation Services Houston, LLC was accepted. The firm will collect and dispose of household hazardous waste collection scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Rice Arena between 8 a.m. and 12 noon.