Ferriday council accepts bid for $1.28M in bonds for improvements

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 12, 2003

FERRIDAY, La. &045; Under an ordinance introduced Tuesday, Ferriday would make almost $1.3 million in improvements to streets and police and fire protection, with property owners paying the bill.

An ordinance to accept the best bid for purchase of $1.28 million of bonds to improve streets and police and fire protection was introduced by the town council on Tuesday.

The sale of the bonds would probably take place in the fall, and property taxes would be used during the next 10 years to pay off the bonds.

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The ordinance will be publicized, a public hearing will be held and then it will be voted on.

Later in the meeting, the council agreed to have a letter written to Charter Cable insisting on a public access channel that will broadcast town events and information.

&uot;We’re going to insist we get one,&uot; said Ferriday Mayor Glen McGlothin. The council also addressed the issue of cable rate increases &045; and why the public has been informed of them.

In other business, Alderman Jerome Harris brought up the issue of Ferriday’s alleys, which he said are in poor condition.

McGlothin said all the alleys will eventually get fixed, but the town needs the machines to do it. &uot;If we had the tractor we could do it in two weeks,&uot; he said.

Also in Tuesday’s meeting:

4The council denied an occupational license for P&S Sweet Shop due to its location in a residential neighborhood. LaRonda Smith, owner of the business, was recognized at the meeting and will apply for a rezoning hearing.

4Elijah Banks, owner of Club Stepper’s, was added to the agenda and was also denied an occupational license because his commercial property has been seized. The town’s attorney will take the matter under advisement.

4The council voted to grant an occupational license to Bargain World, provided that the business moves into a commercial area.

4LHC Group, LLC, Patient’s Choice Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisiana, LLC was approved for an occupational license.

4A Louisiana Community Development Block Grant for water lines was awarded to the lowest bidder, Coushatta Empire, at $459,938.

4A resolution was approved by the council to transfer the lease on Ferriday Kindergarten Center to the Ferriday Education Center. The Concordia Parish School Board had already given its approval this transfer.