August 11, 2014
The Evangeline Parish Police Jury held its monthly meeting tonight (Monday) in the courthouse. There was celebration in the courtroom as President, Ryan Ardoin, and the police jury announced a proclamation declaring August 11, 2014 as Mamou Machine Pitch Dixie Youth World Champion’s Day. The coaches and players along parents and siblings congratulated the boys on a job well done.
The jury unanimously approved the naming of three roads that were not on the previous list of approvals:
In Ward 7 (Juror, Bryan Vidrine) – Rue de Ti’et
Ward 9 (Juror, Richard Thomas) – Padre Lane (pAdre)
Ward 5 (Juror, Kevin Veillon) – Robkin Road was renamed Tatman Lane
City Engineer, Ronnie Landreneau, announced that the pavilion in Crooked Creek should be completed by October 1st. He was not sure what the booking process will be, but said he will have more information in approximately 2 weeks. He did say that it would be good for the jury and Crooked Creek if they were able to get it booked for at least a couple of months this season.
Secretary-Treasurer, Donald Bergeron, announced that the 2% sales tax collections were $254,432.28. That is down 8.9% from this time last year.
He also announced that The National Association of Counties has appointed two of the police jurors to a leadership committee on a national level. Congratulations to Jurors, Bryan Vidrine and Eric Soileau for those appointments.