Rayne Council plans land sale
By PAUL KEDINGER
In a move intended to correct property lines for Rayne Catholic Elementary School, the Rayne City Council Monday night agreed to sell a 0.104 parcel of land for $6, 500. A portion of the school’s gym, built in 1920, is situated on the land. The ordinance will be enacted at the August meeting.
In other action, the Council donated a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria automobile to the Town of Church Point and declared a 2001 Jeep and an Electric Department Snapper mower as surplus.
The Council also approved a lease-purchase agreement with Bancorpsouth Equipment for a John Deere tractor and boom cutter.
The Council unanimously adopted a resolution in support of a trauma center-health unit on the grounds of the American Legion Hospital in Crowley.
Street drives by Frog Capital Boxing Club on July 25 and A&O 21st Century Club Aug. 7 and 8 were approved.
Police Officer Joseph R. Caillet was reappointed to a three-year term on the Rayne Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board.
The Council ordered that a house at 704 Reynolds be demolished within 60 days and a building behind 508 and 510 Holt Street be demolished within 30 days, as recommended by Building Inspector Donnie Ousse.
A liquor license was approved for Boulevard Liquor and Daiquiri operated by Ronnie J. Daigle.
The Council agreed to appeal a preliminary flood insurance map submitted by FEMA, contending the map was not supported by technical data. Beth and Ron Goins told the Council the potential buyers of their house backed out of the sale due to the preliminary map adding their property to the floodplain zone.
The Council also adopted a resolution submitting an application for the third phase of the Adams Avenue beautification project.
Engineer Tim Mader reported design work has begun on an access road to the future waterpark. The road is anticipated to start at a point between the McDonald’s Restaurant and Exxon station on North Highway 35. The road construction could be completed by January 1, 2011, said Mader.