Police Jury meets Tuesday
By Howell Dennis
CROWEY – The Acadia Parish Police Jury met Tuesday evening to determine a variety of issues including declaring April “Fair Housing Month”, passing a resolution of respect for Mr. Lonnie L. Brewer, and to continue the discussion of whether to approve the building code at the Acadia Baptist Center, which was approved for a change in the building code after State Fire Marshall Butch Brown agreed to modify the building code by adding more doors and installing fire proof walls. The center’s sprinkler system was deemed to weak to warrant the center receiving a building permit.
The jury unanimously declared April “Fair Housing Month.”
“Well we had better do something soon because April is nearly over,” quipped Police Jury President A.J. Credeur to the laughter of those in attendance.
The jury continued talks with Lee Hebert about the agreement with State Fire Marshall Butch Brown in regards to the modification in the Acadia Baptist Center’s building code.
Juror A.J. “Fatty” Broussard mentioned that at the committee meeting two weeks ago he recalled Brown agreeing to put the agreement in writing and wished to see it as such before proceeding.
Hebert assured the jury that the building would not be constructed until the permit was in hand.
In a solemn part of the meeting, the jury unanimously agreed to pass a “Resolution of Respect” for the deceased Mr. Lonnie Brewer, a senior partner in the Firm of Foley and Judell, who obviously was held in high regard by the jury.
“Those will be some hard shoes to replace,” said Credeur.
There will be more on Tuesday’s Police Jury meeting in the next edition of the Post-Signal.