Donaldsonville Council accepts bid for levee project


The Donaldsonville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a low bid for paving work to extend the Mississippi River levee top.

In the final regular meeting of 2015, the Council approved of a $297,456 bid by Cycle Construction LLC.

The paving project will extend from the levee area along Veterans Memorial Boulevard to around Lee Avenue.

The city will allocate to the project $109,000 in funds returned by the Industrial Development Board.

Additional funding will be received through the state's Rails and Trails grant program.

City Attorney Chuck Long said he will prepare an ordinance for introduction during the first meeting of the new year, Jan. 12. A public hearing and vote would follow on Jan. 26.

Also, the Council voted to authorize the mayor to apply for up to $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding to go toward renovation of the Lemann Memorial Center.

The multi-use building situated at Clay Street and Thibaut Drive would undergo a series of repairs, focusing on both the exterior and interior.

The Council voted to authorize the Mayor to sign a contract with Orgeron Builders LLC to repair the roof of the building.

In another matter Tuesday, the Council voted to set Halloween observances on an annual basis within the city limits.

Traditional "trick or treating" activities will be held every year on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The only exception would be when the date falls on a Sunday, then the event will be moved to the preceding Saturday night.

Furthermore, the activities will be limited to children ages 13 years and under.

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