The Ville Platte City Council Tuesday recognized the Dixie Youth 12 year old Majors team who came out runner up in the Dixie Youth World Series this summer in North Carolina. Mayor Jennifer Vidrine recognized the coaches who in turn introduced each individual player. Special Ville Platte lapel pins were given to the players and coaches. The boys showed off their impressive World Series Trophy and State Championship trophy. All of the players were given special team shirts for the occasion. After the meeting, the players, coaches and parents were treated to a pizza meal at city hall compliments of City Engineer Ronnie Landreneau.
The City Council were in a holiday mood with the Mayor and council members all wearing Santa caps. The city hall meeting room as well as the main lobby were decorated with Christmas trees and holiday ornaments.
Mayor Jennifer Vidrine thanked the city employees for going above and beyond the call of duty in preparing the Christmas Lights all along Main Street, decorating City hall and lighting up the huge City Christmas Tree. “Our city workers did a masterful job. We want to bring Christmas back to Ville Platte for our citizens to enjoy,” said Mayor Vidrine.
In other business the city council:
--appointed Michael Doucet as new City Park Superintendent for the North side City park, Downtown Park and the Swamp Pop Museum;
--appointed council man Taranza Arvie as Mayor Pro Tem for the year 2012;
--received news from Police Chief Neal Lartigue that the Ville Platte Police Department responded to 754 calls for the month of November, made 113 arrests and worked 59 traffic accidents;
--received a report from Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle that the fire department responded to 13 fire calls in Ville Platte.