Parish council meets Wednesday

Several guests are slated to appear before the St. Mary Parish Council when it meets in regular session Wednesday.

The guests include Red Ribbon Week representatives to present a proclamation in support of Oct. 21-30 as Drug-Free Week; Joan Adams and Theresa Warren to discuss the upcoming Harvest Moon Festival in Franklin on Oct. 29; gubernatorial candidate Bob Lang; and Anna Sanders to discuss assistance in having her handicapped ramp repaired and the construction of a garage at her residence.

Ordinances on the agenda to be considered include the issuance of $600,000 in certificates of indebtedness and a cooperative endeavor agreement with Water and Sewer Commission 1 in eastern St. Mary Parish. A public hearing on the proposed ordinances will be called at 5:45 p.m.

A single ordinance to be introduced would authorize an act of transfer and acceptance with the state in connection with the bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway at Louisa.

Resolutions on the agenda include: authorization of a lease agreement with St. Joseph Baptist Church for Precinct 12 polling place; annual certification of compliance with the state on the Off System Bridge Replacement Program; endorsement of participation in the Enterprise Zone Program by Arcemonts LLC and Cabot Corp.; execution of an emergency notification service contract with FirstCall Network Inc. and an agreement with the state Department of Transportation and Development on the taxiway lighting rehab and installation of guidance signs at Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport; amendment of the agreement with the state and City of Morgan City on the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard reconstruction project.

There also is correspondence from DOTD denying a request to lower the speed limit on La. 182 in the area of Centerville High School between the St. Mary Paris Library Centerville Branch and the Presbyterian Church. However, the letter indicates that the parish may apply for a permit to install and maintain “school flashing beacons” within DOTD rights-of-way.

Other business on the agenda includes requests by Councilman David Hanagriff of Centerville for transfer of three-tenths sales tax funds from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10 to Recreation District 7 in the amounts of $6,000 for the Biddy Basketball program and $12,500 for the purchase of lawn maintenance equipment and a storage shed to be located at the Alternative School to be used to maintain the grounds at Verdunville Park and the school.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on the fifth floor of the courthouse in Franklin and is open to the public.

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