Baldwin projects progressing
Construction and improvement projects in Baldwin continue.
Mayor Wayne Breaux said meetings are being scheduled with property owners along the project perimeter to secure rights of way.
The mayor also reported the two housing rehabilitation applicants on Branch Street have been resubmitted to the state after a few issues were noted in their original applications.
Breaux also updated the board of aldermen Tuesday on two fire station projects.
Construction of a new fire station facility at the former Baldwin Elementary School is moving along nicely, Breaux said.
Alderman Gene St. Germain, also Baldwin’s fire chief, said roof construction will begin within a couple of days, followed by plumbers and electricians.
Breaux also noted that state Rep. Sam Jones (D-Franklin) is attempting to set up a meeting with the district director of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to visit the site for the fire substation south of the railroad track.
The town plans to build that station between the two overpasses of U.S. 90.
In other business Tuesday:
—The town received correspondence from the parish noting that tipping fees at the landfill will not increase this year.
—Correspondence received from Cox Cable indicated the provider is negotiating with KLFY television station in Lafayette for renewal of its contract to re-broadcast the station’s programming to local cable customers.
—Baldwin Town Hall will be closed Monday in observance of Veteran’s Day, which falls on Sunday this year.