Finance committee meets prior to parish council Wednesday
Wednesday’s regular meeting of the St. Mary Parish Council will be preceded by a finance committee meeting of the full council at 5 p.m.
The committee will consider several funding requests to be included in the proposed 2012 fiscal year budget that include:
—A $982 contribution to the operation of the parish Veterans Affairs office.
—$54,500 to St. Mary Community Action Agency for operation and the elderly nutrition program.
—$20,000 to Louisiana Circles for stipends, training and graduation expenses for 50 “Getting Ahead” participants.
—$37,200 to the St. Mary Parish Registrar of Voters office.
—Annual dues in the amount of $5,465 to Acadiana Regional Development District.
—$40,000 to St. Mary Council on Aging for senior programs.
—An unspecified amount to St. Mary Arts and Humanities Council for student art scholarships.
—$6,000 to St. Mary Outreach Inc.
—$15,000 to the ARC of St. Mary.
—$18,327 to the K. Longman, St. Mary Parish Assessor’s Office.
—Various salary increases in allocations to the Coroner’s Office.
The finance meeting will be followed by public hearings on the proposed budget and the regular meeting at 6 p.m.
Items on the regular agenda include:
—Consideration of a proposed ordinance authorizing execution of documents necessary to acquire any and all rights, title and interests of the Department of Transportation and Development in the roadway encompassing a portion of state route La. 319.
—Resolutions authorizing a contract with Acadianè Renovations Ltd. On the gatehouse project at Kemper Williams Park, and of Morgan City on the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard construction project.
—Notification from DOTD that funding for added lighting at the elevated section of U.S. 90 in Morgan City would be the responsibility of the interested party.
—Various guests from LaGrange-Robicheaux Road near Franklin.
The meetings will be held on the fifth floor of the Courthouse in Franklin.