Jurors honor NDHS, long-term workers
By PAUL KEDINGER
Members of the Acadia Parish Police Jury recognized the state championship won by the Notre Dame High School football team and the dedicated service of seven parish workers during their 20-minute meeting Tuesday night
NDHS coach Louis Cook was on hand to accept a congratulatory plaque presented by Jury Vice President Cade Benoit. He thanked the jurors of their appreciation plaque.
Jurors also presented service award to long-term employees, including Claude Rochon and Linus Broussard, 33 years; Nelson Sonnier, 30 years; Raymond Breaux, 15 years; and Karen Andrepont, Tommy Deaville and Jonathon Simon, five years.
In other action, jurors accepted committee recommendations, as follows:
• Finance Committee: granted Frederick Welter, assistant district attorney, a $3,000 annual salary increase to bring him into line with other assistants; approved a priority list for projects to be funded by disaster recovery funds; and accepted three policies to qualify for the funds.
• Solid Waste Committee: purchased a new compactor for the parish landfill at a cost of $431,656, along with an extending warranty costing $24,500.
• Road and Bridge Committee: authorized engineer Karl Aucoin to prepare plans and receive proposals for the repair of a bridge on Charlie Arceneaux Road; adopted an unfunded, three-year capital improvement plan; and authorized an intergovernmental agreement with Eunice.
• Industrial Development Committee: supported a enterprise zone application by Canal BioFuels Company with the provision that the tax exemption does not apply to parish taxes.
Jurors also adopted a resolution opposing the closure of the Acadiana Region Supports & Services Center in Iota and asking Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish appointed a committee to study the option of privatizing the center.
Jurors also passed a resolution supporting Soil and Water Conservation Districts statewide.
Jurors accepted a $2.5 million budget for the Acadiana Criminalistic Laboratory and approved a list of surplus items to be auctioned off.