Parish Council authorizes application for Alligator Bayou Drainage Project

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com

PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Council passed a resolution authorizing Parish President Mitchell J. Ouro to execute agreements required in the submission of the application for funding of the Alligator Bayou Drainage Project under the Community Development Block Grant at its regularly scheduled meeting April 15.

The council also accepted three more resolutions to award the contract of the Head Start program to the Iberville Parish School Board, canvass returns and declare results of recent special elections in different fire protection districts and modify the fire service areas of the fire departments in Plaquemine, White Castle, Rosedale and Grosse Tete.

Chief Administrative Officer Edward “Lucky” Songy delivered the president’s report in the absense of Ourso who was attending an hurricane convention.

Songy said the low bid for the Bayou Pigeon boat landing came in at $250,000.

Songy said the Bayou Sorrell landing is in use and totaled $700,000.

The low bid for construction of an office facility building in St. Gabriel came in a $666,000.

Songy also said the Department of Transportation and Development is continuing to work to repair the Grosse Tete

Bridge and the pedestrian crossing across the Intracoastal Canal had seen over 8,000 people access it through April 10.