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Inspector’s report – Rodney “Cooney” Richard (right), of Building Inspection Services, explained the results of a dilapidated property inspection during a “rules to show cause” hearing at the Feb. 11 Breaux Bridge City Council meeting. (Karl Jeter)

BB council to buy building on Refinery

If all goes as planned, the city will soon purchase a new building on Refinery Street.
At the Feb. 10 city council meeting, the council approved a proposal from Mayor Ricky Calais to remedy the city’s need for additional office and record storage space by purchasing the vacant Hancock-Whitney Bank storage building on East Refinery Street at Berard Street.
The 5,000+ sq. ft. structure is reportedly in very good condition and has an appraised value of $250,000. Calais said the owner has expressed a willingness to sell it to the city for $225,000.

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Winterfest Queen – Parks Middle School student Brie Lee Phillips (center) received an award from the Parks mayor and council recognizing her selection as queen. From left, council member Kanesha Potier, Mayor Kevin Kately, and council members Myra Yvonne Narcisse and Harold Robertson.(Karl Jeter)

Parks to look at auto-read meters

Mayor Kevin Kately is planning to organize a demonstration of new water meters that can be read without an employee having to actually get out of the vehicle and look at the meter.
At the Feb. 11 village council meeting, Kately announced his intention to consider technology that can make meter-reading much quicker and easier. Various systems are available, he said, some of which read meters as a vehicle passes by and others that require meter readers stop and push a button to initiate the transmission of water use information.

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74th Rotary Ball is this Saturday

St. Martinville – The Rotary Club of St. Martinville will stage its 74th annual Mardi Gras Ball this Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Cade Community Center.
The theme of this year’s ball will be A Night with Elvis and His Friends.
Rotarian Richard Lanthier will reign as King Rotary LXXIV along with Queen Rotary Anne LXXIV Cassidy Oberleitner.

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Using it while they can — A fisherman takes advantage of the final weeks of use of the Lake Martin boat launch. Owners of the property say they are closing the ramp for repairs, but one owner told the Teche News they are forcing the issue at this time to bring clarity to the question of legal liability. No date for possible reopening ihas been mentioned.(Karl Jeter)

Lake’s boat launch set for closure

The long-running struggle between Lake Martin users, land owners and a tangled web of government bodies and non-profits has finally reached the point of full disfunction. Owners of the boat launch area plan to close it to public access at the end of February, and no reopening date is in sight.

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Fake $$ surfaces in St. M’ville

In recent weeks, St. Martinville residents have reported that someone has been making purchases arranged on-line using fake $100 bills.
St. Martinville Police Public Information Officer Adam Touchet is warning the public that
“prop” currency, which has the words “For Motion Picture Purposes” printed on its face, has been used to dupe inattentive individuals.

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St. Martinville, LA 70582
Phone: 337-394-6232
Fax: 337-394-7511