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Ville Platte City Council Meeting

The Ville Platte City Council met Tuesday night, and the Council discussed reducing Utility Deposit Rates.  Council approved reducing Residential Water and Sewer Deposits to $150 and Gas Deposits to $100.  Commercial Water and Sewer proposed deposits would be reduced to $250 and Gas deposits to $500.  This Ordinance will be introduced at a Public Hearing on May 14th at 5:00.

The City Engineer Ronnie Landreneau informed the council that E.B. Feucht & Sons has been cleared as contractor to perform the Water Sector project for the rehab of all the lift stations.  The proposal came in under budget.  The Council approved the motion to sign the contract.  The bids for the Louisiana Love project for Heritage Park are due Wednesday at 2:00.  Mr. Landreneau is also getting bids for the Subsurface Utility Evaluation.

Fire Chief Chris Soileau reported 11 incidents in the City in March.  Two were structure fires, and there were no fatalities.  There were 9 incidents in the fire district.  The department is updating pre-incident planning and will begin post-pressure testing.  Chief Soileau introduced Ryan Dupuis, and Council approved hiring and welcomed Mr. Dupuis aboard. 

The Police Department responded to 630 calls in March, up from 544 in February.  This number included 33 arrests, of which 4 were felonies.  They also handled 19 accidents, and there were no fatalities.  Also reported was that the city lost 2 -3 of the new hires introduced in March.

Mayor’s Comments

  • The City should have the two new sewer jetter trailers from Trojan Worldwide in the next couple of weeks.
  • The Love Louisiana Project for the City Parks is moving forward as discussed by Ronnie Landreneau.
  • Crews are working diligently to advance the streets and drainage project.
  • Phase I of the new annex building renovation is complete.
  • The Mayor and Donald Bergeron met with Senator John Kennedy’s staff to learn about tapping into different sources of funding available to the City.
  • The City has hired a meter reader company to read the meters so that they are done on a timely basis at the same time of the month.  This is a money saving move, and the process will be streamlined.

The Council approved the remaining agenda items, and the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14th.

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