Morgan City Council will meet tonight

A plan of action to pursue the owner of the Guarisco-Evans Shopping Center to make necessary repairs to his property highlights the monthly agenda for this evening’s Morgan City Council meeting.

City leaders said the owner of the property, Anthony Guarisco of Baton Rouge, has been notified the property has structural and roof damage and water leakage, and the city has been receiving complaints about it.

The council also will hold first readings of its budget amendment ordinance for its 2011 spending plan as well as a 0.3 percent sales tax ordinance, which voters will consider on the November ballot to repair roads throughout the city.

The council also will hold public hearings and consider adopting its budget ordinance for its 2012 spending plan, a net metering ordinance and an ordinance for motor vehicles traveling on streets during heavy downpours of rain.

The council also will consider funding a computer operating system for the Morgan City Police Department.

Other agenda items include:

—A crosswalk proposal near Victor II Boulevard and Teche Regional Medical Center.

—A resolution for resubmission to the state requesting Capital Outlay funding for about $30.68 million in projects, including the Lake End Parkway cabins, drainage and water system improvements, lighting on the E.J. “Lionel” Grizzaffi Bridge and construction of a bridge from Morgan City to Avoca Island.

—A request from Morgan City Main Street Manager Steve Morell to present “Atchafalaya: Friend or Foe” on Nov. 10 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown area.

—A request by St. Mary Chamber of Commerce for approval of a location for the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce’s cooking competition on July 13-14, 2012, as well as assistance with expenses for the cost of overnight parking for competitors.

—A request by Lee Delaune to hold the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival/Cypress Corvette Club Car show on Dec. 3 under the E.J. “Lionel” Grizzaffi U.S. 90 bridge from Front Street to Federal Avenue from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tonight’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the City Court Building (corner of Business 90 and Myrtle Street). It is open to the public.

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