Parish to restore Baldwin-area recreation board
St. Mary Parish Councilman Butch Metz, Dist. 1, told the Baldwin Board of Alderman Tuesday that the parish recreation district in that area will be meeting soon after a long period of inactivity.
Metz said the parish council will be seeking nominees for appointments to the board and the panel will be resurrected and hold monthly meetings.
Mayor Wayne Breaux said the board had been “set up in anticipation of the parish passing a recreation tax … for one reason or another that has never come about. It is occasionally discussed. Certainly it wouldn’t hurt at all to have the board on board to seek some funding. We’ll certainly help you to try to revive that.”
Breaux also reported Tuesday that an agreement has been approved with the St. Mary Parish Levee District to assist with the Bayou Choupique flood control initiative. A meeting has been set up between Breaux, the district representative and engineers to move forward with the project.
The mayor also said that two housing rehabilitation projects on Branch Street are proceeding, and a third is nearing possible approval.
Baldwin’s proposed fire substation on U.S. 90 beneath the overpass at Martin Luther King Street is also progressing, with final approval possibly coming soon from state and federal transportation officials.
The board also granted occupational licenses to Southern Drug and Alcohol Screening, 900 Main St., and to Baldwin Food Mart, 901 Main St.