The Evangeline Parish Police Jury Monday re-elected their officers for another term in office. Eric Soileau will begin his third year as president. Bryan Vidrine was re-elected to another year as vice-president. Doug DeVille was appointed to another two year term as Secretary Treasurer.
Three new police jurors were seated for their first meeting: Rocky Rider in District 1, Kevin Veillon in District 5 and Kenny Burgess in District 2. They join their fellow jurors in being sworn into office by District Court Judge Thomas Fuselier just prior to the meeting.
Also, the jury agreed to continue meeting on the second Monday of each month at 6;00pm with committee meetings to be held on the First Monday at 5;00pm.
The jury once again approved entering into a cooperative endeavor agreement with Louisiana Folk Roots to provide manpower and equipment for their annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week planned for April 20-27 at Chicot State Park. The jury also approved the non- profit group to sell alcoholic beverages during the event.
Louisiana Folk Roots Chairman Gilbert “Winky” Aucoin listed over a dozen states along with Canada and the United Kingdom where people will be coming from to attend the week long classes into learning how to play Cajun music, cook Cajun food and learn Cajun dances.
In other action, the police jury approved the appointment of Crystal Messer to replace Nettie Campbell on the Evangeline Parish Solid Waste Commission;
Also, the jury voted to call a special tax renewal election for the Mamou Drainage District on April 21 .