Citizens address Baldwin Aldermen

Kayron Ceasar addressed the Mayor Wayne Breaux and the Board of Aldermen during the monthly Town of Baldwin meeting Thursday.

Ceasar spoke about Little League in Baldwin and announced that try-outs and registration for the upcoming season would begin Friday, Feb. 24 and that Opening Ceremony will be held on March 16.

He asked the mayor and board for their continued support of the league and asked the community and local businesses for volunteers and sponsorship.

Ceasar also announced that this year’s league would include Pony League for ages 13-14 and a Coach Pitch Division for 6-8 year olds.

The mayor and alderman also heard from Donna Lancelin. She advised the board that there is a resident located at 306 Kerry St. who has various junk and abandoned vehicles in the yard that are cause for health and safety concerns.

The mayor and board agreed that the owner of the property would be issued a summons to Mayor’s Court and they will look into all derelict properties around the town.

Beverly Domengeaux, director of the St. Mary Council on Aging, told the mayor and aldermen that Gov. Jindal has decided to group the Council on Aging under the Department of Health and Hospitals as a way to help balance the budget. This means that seniors will have to go through Medicaid to receive the Council on Aging’s services. The mayor and board agreed to put her on the agenda for the next monthly meeting for the board to adopt a resolution to try to prevent this from happening.

In other business Mayor Breaux announced:

—The Bayou Choupique Flood Protection Project is continuing to move forward.

—Two homes are 90 percent complete on the Branch Street Housing Project and work would soon begin on a third home.

—The plans for the Fire Station Project have been redone and bids for the project will be accepted on Tuesday, March 6 at 11 a.m.

The Mayor and Board also agreed to change Town Hall hours of operation to allow employees to have Friday afternoons off. The office will begin closing at noon on Fridays as of March 1.

A letter of request was received from Wilson Brown requesting an occupational license for a video store to be located at 311 Rosebud St. The request was approved.

Two citizens, Elizabeth Simoneaux and Robert LaJaunie, asked to address the board and mayor. Both residents of John Street, they had complaints about the noise and parking problems that occurred when a wedding was recently held on a neighboring property owned by Alderman Michael Lancelin.

Lancelin informed the board and the concerned citizens that this should no longer be a problem because he plans to have future functions at his property on Bellard Street.

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