VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB MEETING
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
The Ville Platte Rotary Club today(Tuesday) heard from Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine give a status report on projects going on in the city.
She announced that the state is installing new digital traffic lights. The first one has just been installed at the intersection of Main and Coreil at no cost to the city.
A new four way stop sign has been installed at the intersection of Lincoln and North Chataignier for motorists wishing to cross over Lincoln. The city is looking at requesting the state to install a traffic light with a turning lane at the intersection of Tate Cove road and the Walmart side street.
Phase three of the city’s water project which deals with replacing lines south of Main street is just getting under way. Main and LaSalle water lines will be replaced in Phase 4 next year.
The city is attempting to fill all of the recommendations from the state fire marshal’s office so it can proceed at beginning a Boy’s and Girl’s Club at the old City Hall location at the corner of Main and Court streets.
Bi lingual city street signs are being printed for various locations in the city. The mayor is getting the assistance of Codofil to help in the French translation of the street signs.
The mayor said she is planning to name an economic development council to help promote economic development to bring more industry and businesses to Ville Platte.
The mayor also told Rotarians: sales tax collections have increased 12 of the past 13 months; City Hall will have an Office for Senior Citizens to assist local seniors who may need information about local and area services; the city is apply for a grant for public transportation; city crews have been stringing 100,000 Christmas lights however they will not be turned on until December 1; the city is working on a master comprehensive plan for Northside Park which will include a water park; city crews are installing a sidewalk on East Main to connect the hospital walking trail to the Heritage garden Park that will include a pedestrian crossing.; the city is applying for a $500,000 grant to further develop the Recreation park;
In other community news: Rotarians were notified there will be an open house at the new location of Kolder, Champagne, Slaven and Company Friday November 14 from 9-12 noon with ribbon cutting at 10:00am. Also, club members were invited to an open house for the first anniversary and ribbon cutting at Mayeaux Wealth Partners Friday November 7 from 10-12 noon.