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RV Park plans talked by council committee

Wide range of items covered during Wednesday meetings

Preliminary plans for an RV park were discussed when the Crowley City council committees met Wednesday.
It was during the Recreation Committee meeting that plans for the RV park at the recreation center were confirmed.
The revenue-generating project’s proposed location is where the old swimming pool was located many years ago. That specific location was chosen because the infrastructure for electricity, sewer and water is already established.
The RV park is expected to host about 20-30 camping spots, however, the city engineer will establish a specific plan for the project in the upcoming months.
The Public Safety Committee meeting had a full agenda.
Police Chief Jimmy Broussard delivered a brief monthly report noting that 266 traffic enforcement detail (TED) tickets were issued since the last committee meeting in October.
Broussard also discussed the recent high-speed chase and school bus/squad car accident in brief detail with the council.
The chase and when a chase should be called off was heavily discussed.
It was revealed that two of the council members were on ride-alongs at the time. Those councilmen explained that the police had backed off multiple times during that particular chase.
In other police matters, the Public Safety Committee send to the full council Broussard’s request:
• to re-distribution approved funds for equipment to reto-fit two older Crowley Police Department K-9 units as well as to purchase equipment for other units;
• to purchase a new recorder for phone and radio for the Crowley Police Department; and
• to purchase new Kenwood radios (portable and base car units) for the Crowley Police Department, utilizing a “buy back” program from LRC Wireless to assist in the purchase.
Fire Chief Jody Viator reported no open positions at the fire station, and that man power is at 8.97 average.
The council quickly brought up the subject of the fire house repairs and voted to have a discussion of repairing the fire house at the next regular meeting.
The Public Safety Committee will recommend that the full council issue a rule to show cause for condemnation:
• of property belonging to Add-C Inc. at 502 E. Oak St.;
• of property belonging to Betty LeBlanc at 114 W. Sixth St.;
• of property belonging to Wayne Dailey at 420 E. Cedar St.;
• of property belonging to Paul Wayne Dailey at 907 W. 10th St.
During the Public Works Committee meeting Director Albert John reported no equipment failures over the last month and said mosquito spraying is still taking place, however, after the next cold front the department expects to only spot spray and address problem areas.
Street Commissioner Gilbert Onezine reported that trash pickup and grass cutting has continued and complimented his crew for a job well done during Rice Festival cleanup.
Under action items, the committee will recommend a resolution authorizing the mayor to submit an application to the Office of Community Development’s Local Government Assistance Program, pertaining to sidewalk improvements.
A separate resolution authorizes the construction of drainage improvements on 16th Street between Avenue D and Avenue E, as called for under the City-Wide Drainage Improvements project, to be accomplished as soon as possible under the city’s existing contract with Southern Constructors, LLC.
The Utility Committee meeting began with Waste Water Supervisor Tim Credeur reporting that all equipment is in operation at this time.
The Revenue and Finance Committee recommended approval of a resolution authorizing a lease to the Louisiana Workforce Commission for office space in the Crowley Enterprise Center.
The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov 12, at 6 p.m. in the City of Crowley Council Chambers at 426 N. Ave F.

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